A woman is vaccinated in the new Covid-19 vaccination centre in Slagelse, Denmark. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty

HSE chief executive Paul Reid is an avid soccer fan. On Thursday he said Irish people may feel like the country is 5-1 down in the Covid-19 battle but(...)

Prof Karina Butler is chair of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee, and is also a member of the high level task force on Covid-19 vaccination. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Three new members have been appointed to the National Public Health Emergency Team to bolster its infectious disease and scientific resources. Two o(...)

Prof Philip Nolan, chair of the Nphet Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group said the fundamental message was for people to stay at home and restrict movements ‘as much as we did in March and April to turn this tide’. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A further 3,394 cases of Covid-19 were reported on Saturday, almost double the highest number of cases previously recorded in one day in the Republic (...)

Under massive pressure, faced by a novel threat and an equally novel solution, the State’s systems for planning and managing mass immunisation programmes are to be tested like never before. Photograph: iStock

Before vaccines, pandemics ended very differently. There was, explains a senior Irish drugs industry expert, a “social end to a pandemic”. Either a vi(...)

People are being urged to plan Christmas Day carefully, keeping the guest list short. Photograph: Getty Images

Advance booking for Mass, no sitting on Santa’s lap and off-peak shopping are among the Government’s suggestions for navigating Christmas safely as th(...)

Sources in the Law Library said the grant had been relied on by many junior barristers, often younger and less experienced, who had seen their incomes severely impacted by Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

About 150 barristers have been asked to repay grants totalling €750,000 approved and paid in error under a Government Covid-19 grant scheme. Dublin C(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government is facing mounting pressure from the Opposition to facilitate a question and answer session with Minister for Justice Helen McEntee on (...)

 Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan speaks during a  press briefing at the  Department of Health, Dublin, on Friday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Ireland is beginning to suppress the spread of coronavirus, the Government’s public health advisers said last night, after latest figures confirmed a (...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, in Co Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

After days of shipping body blows on the rights of victims to their mother and baby homes records, the Government has managed, at least temporarily, t(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: “In relation to any dark chapter from our past, I want openness, I want transparency, and I want honesty – and I want to shed a light on that.” Photograph: Getty Images

The Government wants to introduce legislation to offer children held in Mother and Babies homes greater rights to adoption records, but “unfettered ac(...)

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