Dr Gabriel Scally is a member of the ‘Zero-Covid Island’ group. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Ireland urgently needs to move to a “zero-Covid” policy in order to avert long-term “social and economic catastrophe”, leading Irish scientists have w(...)

Epidemiologist Prof Anthony Staines of DCU is one of the letter’s lead signatories.

Eliminating Covid-19 through tougher short-term measures represents the “most scientifically sound” strategy for Ireland, according to a group of Iris(...)