David Higgins

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Four out of five Irish people saw incomes grow or stay the same in the pandemic. Covid-19 created schisms – between old and young, ill and well, ho(...)

The State’s Covid-19 reproduction rate is now close to 0.5

Ireland is on course to have fewer than 100 cases a day of Covid-19 by December 1st, Prof Philip Nolan has claimed. The chairman of the National Pub(...)

Prof Philip Nolan has said  there was “lots of international evidence” for the role of restaurants and bars in driving community transmission of Covid-19. File photograph: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

The assertion by a senior National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) official last Friday that restaurants were a principal driver of transmission (...)

Dr Ronan Glynn: ‘It’s all time for us to redouble our effort to say safe.’

The rise in cases in Dublin is being driven by household transmission, the acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has stated. Dr Glynn said ther(...)

Epidemiologist Prof Sam McConkey says the wide differences in Covid rates seen in Dublin shows a general lockdown of the city would not be justified. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Parts of Dublin have Covid-19 infection rates 2½ times as high as neighbouring areas in the capital, according to the latest figures from the Health P(...)

Michael Hoey playing in the 2019 Northern Ireland Open at  Galgorm Castle. Photograph: Philip Magowan/Inpho/Presseye

It’s a bit like that old gag, about waiting an age for a bus and then two come along together: this week’s feast is one, however, that will have to be(...)

In the period from August 1st to August 26th, there were 2,300 confirmed cases of the disease in the State, but just 13 deaths. Photograph: The Irish Times

The recent rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Ireland has alarmed a public weary after almost six months of restrictions. But there has also b(...)

Photograph: Getty

Epidemics of infectious diseases can be unpredictable but they often come in waves. History has left hard lessons showing that a virus can quickly ret(...)

Seamus Murphy became a maverick figure in Dublin’s stockbroking community in 2006 when he turned against Anglo Irish Bank and the Irish banks, advising  investors to bet against them.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A financial analyst who gained prominence for betting against Anglo Irish Bank months before its peak has warned that the State faces an economic depr(...)

The European Tour are to implement a four-point plan to tackle slow play from next season. Photograph: Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

The PGA European Tour has adopted a no-holds-barred approach in its crackdown on slow play, with a four-point plan to be implemented from next season (...)

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