Greg Martin

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New Zealand captain Kieran Read holds the trophy aloft alongside Lions captain Sam Warburton after the third Test ended a tie in Auckland in 2017. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho/Photosport

Only five times in the modern era have Test series involving the British & Irish Lions gone down to a third and final decider. Even when four-Test(...)

Victor Matfield controls the maul to set up the try for Heinrich Brussow of South Africa during the first Test match between the   Springboks and the   Lions at  Kings Park Stadium on June 20th, 2009 in Durban. Photograph:  Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images

You could write the definitive book on life and rugby based on the opening Tests of a British & Irish Lions series alone. It would cover every emo(...)

Extended periods of contact tracing have been called for since the beginning of the pandemic. File photograph: Getty

Backwards contact tracing of those who test positive for Covid-19 will be extended from two to seven days from next week. The extension of contact tr(...)

One in 10 people visited another household for social reasons in mid-March, according to the Department of Health. File photograph: The Irish Times

A doubling in the amount of inter-household visiting since the start of February has been cited as a factor behind the plateauing of Covid-19 case num(...)

Research from Trinity College Dublin shows 30 per cent of people aged 80 and over had a smartphone or tablet in May. Photograph: iStock

When my 88-year-old mother’s landline went dead a few weeks ago, we quickly realised what a lifeline it had been during the Covid-19 pandemic. As an o(...)

Close to 40 general practices have already signed up to use the new service

A new online portal that allows GPs and healthcare providers to treat people remotely so as to protect themselves from Covid-19 has gone live. The po(...)

Sonia Neary: “Wellola is unique in that patients can book either video consultation or in-house care depending on availability and we are one of the few providers offering a solution to small and medium enterprises.”

Wellola is a business-to-business communications portal focused on the mental healthcare sector. Its Software as a service (Saas) product has been (...)

A group of Chevrolet Camaro cars for sale at a car dealership in Los Angeles. General Motors Co CEO Mary Barra on Tuesday called her company’s slow response to at least 13 deaths linked to faulty ignition switches “unacceptable”. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

General Motors said it has submitted most of the answers that US safety regulators sought from the carmaker about a defective ignition switch l(...)