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A rapid antigen test for Covid-19 showing a negative result at a testing centre in a metro station in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP via Getty Images

Pharmacies are experiencing a “considerable” rise in sales of home antigen tests, with demand expected to increase in the run-up to Christmas, accordi(...)

Combating coronavirus. ‘We know good ventilation is absolutely vital in helping to make indoor spaces safe,” says virologist Prof Gerald Barry of Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Ireland goes into the winter badly prepared to make effective use of ventilation to combat the threat posed by Covid-19, according to a Government-app(...)

There were 493 people in hospital with Covid-19 on Tuesday morning, with 90 of those in ICU

The Department of Health has reported 3,726 new cases of Covid-19. The number of patients being treated in hospital was 493 as of 8am on Tuesday, it s(...)

Officials are considering booster shots for older people aged under 80, those with underlying medical conditions and healthcare workers. File photograph: Getty

A further 1,181 cases of coronavirus were reported in the State on Tuesday.  According to the latest data from the National Public Health Emerge(...)

Mask-wearing statues in Temple Bar: UK data shows protection against infection provided by the Pfizer vaccine dropping from 88 per cent one month after vaccination to 74 per cent at five to six months.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The protection afforded by Covid-19 vaccines is waning, studies clearly show, but this does not mean vaccinated people are at greater risk of serious (...)

Experts believe that if adequate supplies of vaccines of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available then they are preferable to the AstraZeneca one, pictured above.

Scientists have called for the Government to open up the vaccine programme to younger people to immunise more people against Covid-19 as the more cont(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly says the Cabinet will make a decision in the best interest of a sustained opening. File photograph: iStock/Getty

The Government will not make a final decision on the proposed reopening of the indoor hospitality sector on July 5th until closer to the date, Ministe(...)

‘Bottom line is that outdoor dining is much less risky,” says Professor Kingston Mills. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Experts are divided on the merits of new guidelines designed to implement safe indoor and outdoor dining from next month. The Fáilte Ireland strateg(...)

Michael Palin will be appearing in a virtual pub chat. Photograph: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

A Night in with Robert Webb Thursday, April 29th, 6.30pm, £8-£15, Comedian and author Robert Webb. File photograph: (...)

Derek Jennings, from Clondalkin, leaving the Crowne Plaza hotel, Santry, near Dublin Airport, having been released from mandatory hotel quarantine on Sunday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The High Court has recommended that two people who separately challenged their detention in mandatory hotel quarantine should get the legal costs of t(...)

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