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The HSE  had spent €7.5m on ViraPro products, and has purchased 3.8m units. Photograph: Dave Meehan

What is the controversy over hand sanitiser about? Hand sanitisers to be effective are supposed to contain a minimum of 60 per cent alcohol, usually (...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said student nurses are taken for granted. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Student nurses and midwives are being exploited during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has claimed. It said on Frid(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry alleged State employees were opportunistic in using the crisis ‘to do nothing’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he does not agree with party colleague Marc MacSharry’s comments accusing public servants of using the Covid-19 cris(...)

Dr Kevin Kelleher, assistant national director of the HSE said on Tuesday that healthcare workers ‘have such a work commitment that they come in regardless, sometimes, of their own health status’.

Healthcare workers reporting for duty while sick during the Covid-19 pandemic is a “big problem”, but is “in the Irish healthcare worker’s psyche”, a (...)

Siobhán Murphy who contracted Covid-19, told the  committee that she was  unprepared for the psychological impact of contracting and living with the virus.

The Oireachtas committee on Covid-19 has heard that health care staff were experiencing burn out, fatigue and post-traumatic stress as a result of dea(...)

Thousands of staff in State-funded organisations providing health and social services are seeking pay restoration. File photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

Thousands of staff in State-funded organisations providing health and social services as well as community employment scheme supervisors are to step u(...)

Two men have appeared in court charged in connection with a €55,000 drugs seizure in Cork. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Two men have appeared in court charged in connection with a €55,000 drugs seizure by undercover gardaí in an intelligence led operation in a Cork subu(...)

The series of burglaries took place in the Tower Street area of Cork’s southside on Friday morning. Image: Google Maps

Two men have been remanded in custody after they were charged with a series of burglaries including one where two intruders broke into the home of an (...)

The two youths, who are from Cork city, were arrested and brought before a special sitting of Bandon District Court on Friday night.

Two juveniles have been ordered to stay out of West Cork after they were charged in connection with a series of break-ins to cars and the theft of van(...)

Sweeping travel restrictions aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19 have virtually grounded airlines’ passenger operations across Europe and North America.

Shannon Airport fears that it will have to lay off workers if it does not qualify for the Government’s Covid-19 job support scheme. The State-owned c(...)

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