John Cuddihy

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Dr Tony Holohan, chair of NPHET, delives a media briefing in the Department of Health. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwel/The Irish Times

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is expected to sign off on a final version of the plan to ease Ireland’s Covid-19 restrictions at a (...)

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health at a press briefing on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a coronavirus pandemic, warning that countries are not doing enough to stop the spread of the virus a(...)

 Dr Tony Holohan, the Department of Health’s chief medical officer,  addresses  a media briefing on Covid-19 (coronavirus)  at the Department of Health in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

No public events are facing restrictions arising from the coronavirus outbreak, public health officials have said. Guidelines on the holding of mass (...)

South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as part of preventive measures against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Dongdaegu railway station in Daegu on Saturday. Photograph: Yonhap/AFP/Getty Images

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised its global risk assessment for coronavirus to “very high” from “high” as countries struggle to contain (...)

North’s chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride speaking at a press conference on Thursday. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s chief medical officer has said he is confident health authorities in Northern Ireland will be able to contain the spread of coronav(...)

HSE staff who are activating the public awareness campaign for Covid-19 (coronavirus) in the baggage hall of Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The cabin crew on an Aer Lingus flight to Dublin from northern Italy on which a woman travelled before testing positive for the coronaviurs have been (...)

There were 518 patients on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards on Friday morning, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. File photograph: Alan Betson

Forty-four people have died from the flu this winter, with those aged over 65 the worst hit by the virus. Last week 609 people were hospitalised wit(...)

Dr John Cuddihy, HSE director of public health, delivering a briefing  on  the flu season

The number of people who have died from flu this season has more than doubled in the last week, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has confirmed. Dr (...)

“We do expect to see influenza circulating for several weeks yet,” Dr John Cuddihy said. From left: Dr John Cuddihy, Joe Ryan, HSE, Dr Cillian DeGascun, Liam Woods, Angela Fitzgerald at a HSE media update on the seasonal flu/winter plan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There has been a “significant increase” in the number of patients hospitalised due to the flu last week, Health Service Executive (HSE) officials have(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he would  take advice only from  the National Immunisation Advisory Committee. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has declined to announce a catch-up vaccination programme for the meningitis B strain, despite pressure from pare(...)

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