David Nabarro

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RTÉ’s Shay Byrne, host of Rising Time.

You know things are bad when Shay Byrne sounds rattled. The host of Rising Time (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) is normally a source of preternaturally good c(...)

Dr Nabarro explained the recent rise in cases was a result of people moving around. Photograph: iStock

There were 442 new cases and four new deaths related to Covid-19 reported by National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) on Thursday after it recomm(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn at a Covid-19 update press conference at the Department of Health on Tuesday. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Most of the economy is open, the schools are open and the health service is operational. The price is social restrictions on hospitality. Restrictions(...)

Ireland’s premier shopping street is a grim reflection of the situation facing retailers. But some things are selling: bras, candles and engagement(...)

 People walk on the beach near Shabla, Bulgaria. WHO special envoy Dr David Nabarro has advised caution on overseas travel. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

World Health Organisation special envoy Dr David Nabarro has advised caution on overseas travel amid the continued Covid-19 pandemic, saying “if in do(...)

Dr David Nabarro,  special envoy with the World Health Organisation, said the ‘decent thing to do’ is wear a mask and protect other people. File Photograph:  Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

Face coverings should be mandatory on public transport and are a “proper part” of the overall strategy to fight Covid-19, a special envoy with the Wor(...)

Dermot O’Leary, NBRU: ‘Unless the Government comes out with a clear policy underlined by legislation, you are not going to get people wearing those masks.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is little evidence that commuters are wearing masks on public transport despite Government advice, the leader of the largest transport union has(...)

‘Substantial meal’ is needed to be served for pubs to serve drinks. Photograph: iStock

Pubs serving food and opening on June 29th will have to give customers limited time slots in their premises and provide a “substantial” meal, under ne(...)

 Social distancing sign in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A debate has been happening in recent days on whether the recommended two metres of physical distancing with others to avoid the spread of the coronav(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has said opening schools needs to be ‘carefully managed’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA

Massive logistical work is required in order to reopen schools in time for September, according to Minister for Education Joe McHugh. Mr McHugh said (...)

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