Dr Mary Favier: ‘The Cork figures are coming in from a very low base but they have doubled week on week for the last two weeks.’

The next seven to 10 days will prove critical in the effort to contain Covid-19 numbers in Cork and will determine whether or not the city and county (...)

An empty primary classroom in  Israel which has closed its schools as part of a lockdown in Tel Aviv. There have been 13 outbreaks of Covid-19 in Irish schools since September which have led to some classes being as to self-isolate. Photograph: Sebastian Scheiner/AP

A total of 35 cases of Covid-19 have been identified after students at 96 schools were tested, according to the Health Service Executive. Some 2,100 (...)