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A Unite Union official picket sign placed on the door of the rear entrance at Belfast City Hall on Monday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Services including school meals and transport and bin collections were disrupted in Northern Ireland on Monday due to a strike by public sector worker(...)

John Moore, a businessman, and Brendan O’Connell, a vet, are seeking to overturn the council’s rejection of a proposed material alteration to the local area plan relating to High Road, also known as Goat Street, in Dingle.

Two men have taken High Court proceedings against Kerry County Council aimed at overturning a decision limiting housing development on a road with pan(...)

Efficacy of  Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against hospitalisation fell from 91 per cent to 77 per cent four months after second shot.  Moderna vaccine showed no decline over  same period. Photograph: Rory Doyle/The New York Times

It was a constant refrain from health officials after the coronavirus vaccines were authorised: these shots are all equally effective, so take whichev(...)

The agency’s data suggest that people with weak immune systems should wear masks even in places that do not have high transmission of the virus. File Photograph: iStock

The Delta variant is much more contagious, more likely to break through protections afforded by the vaccines and may cause more severe disease than al(...)

Among the vaccinated population of Seychelles that has had two doses, 57 per cent were given Sinopharm, while 43 per cent were given AstraZeneca. Photograph: iStock

Marie Neige, a call centre operator in Seychelles, was eager to be vaccinated. Like the majority of the residents in the tiny island nation, she was o(...)

JK Rowling dominated the leaderboard of most popular books at primary level. Photograph: Graeme Robertson/ Getty

Irish children’s reading skills improved during the Covid-19 lockdown with many picking up longer books of greater difficulty, new research shows. Th(...)

Lar (6) from Bennekerry, Co Carlow, holding a copy of the application document for Waterford Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Carlow to become a technological university.  Photographer: Shaun Dowling

A technological university for the south east has moved a step closer after Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and IT Carlow formally submitted a(...)

A patient receives Novavax’s Covid-19 vaccine in a trial in the US. The company has announced results from a vaccine trial in the UK. Photograph: Kenny Holston/The New York Times

Novavax Inc said on Thursday its coronavirus vaccine was 89.3 per cent effective in preventing Covid-19 in a trial conducted in the UK, and was nearly(...)

Health officials in Britain are caught in a deadly race with the virus. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images

Public Health England has clarified it does not recommend mixing Covid-19 vaccines from different suppliers after the UK government published guidelin(...)

‘I don’t accept arguments that belittle the impact of the disease and reduce the strategy to something where older people can be siphoned off safely,’  Dr Colm Henry, chief clinical officer with the HSE said. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

An advertisement in The Irish Times advocating a strategy of lifting all Covid-19 restrictions while shielding the vulnerable would not work, HSE chie(...)

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