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Nursing homes and residential care facilities have borne the brunt of the pandemic, accounting for 1,032 or almost 63 per cent of the 1,645 deaths from the disease in the State. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The State’s health watchdog warned the Department of Health and the HSE in late March about 212 residential care facilities for the elderly deemed “at(...)

HSE chief executive  Paul Reid is pictured at a media briefing  on Covid-19 in UCD on Thursday morning. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

There are “obvious gaps in clarity and responsibility” in the governance and oversight of the private nursing home sector, Health Service Executive (H(...)

By the peak of the coronavirus crisis in the first half of April, nursing homes were experiencing difficulties accessing sufficient PPE. Photograph:  Alan Betson

The HSE told the nursing homes regulator last month, as coronavirus outbreaks rose sharply, that it could not supply three days’ worth of personal pro(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chair of NPHET, delives a media briefing in the Department of Health. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwel/The Irish Times

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is expected to sign off on a final version of the plan to ease Ireland’s Covid-19 restrictions at a (...)

A file image of St Mary’s Hospital in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Twenty-one people have died of Covid-19 in a single Dublin nursing home, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has confirmed. St Mary’s Hospital, which(...)

The Rory Best autobiography reads like yet another jigsaw piece in the history of Irish rugby. Photograph: Inpho

Latest jigsaw piece in Irish rugby history When writing a book the retired athlete always arrives at the same crossroads: empty your soul onto the pa(...)

Wendy Hamilton will initially be based in Carlow. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Netwatch, the Carlow-headquartered security monitoring group with operations in the UK and US, has appointed Wendy Hamilton as chief executive to succ(...)

Jerry Long, ICOS President, Ann Fogarty, Group Company Secretary, Brendan Gleeson, Secretary General DAFM, Jim Woulfe, Chief Executive & John O’Gorman, Chairman. Photograph: O’Gorman Photography

“Like Seán O’Rourke says ‘There were only two cheeses in Ireland in the 1960s, Galtee and Calvita’ and they were both made in Mitchelstown. ” Histori(...)

David Walsh, co-founder and chief executive of Netwatch. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

David Walsh will step down as chief executive of Carlow-based security monitoring group Netwatch at the end of this year, having co-founded the compan(...)

The  most important advice: Do not check your sleep data on a regular basis. Photograph: Andrey Popov/iStock

For the last two weeks, I’ve added an extra step to my bedtime routine – strapping a computer around my wrist. The new nightly move was prompted by a(...)

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