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 Chief medical officer, Dr Tony Holohan said Donegal needed to ‘turn around’ its high Covid-19 infection rates. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly and State chief medical officer Tony Holohan met senior health officials and local Donegal politicians on Saturda(...)

HSE boss Paul Reid says all the medical and scientific advice is to administer the Covid-19 vaccine based on age. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

HSE director general Paul Reid has said he was unaware of any proposal to change the vaccination priority list. Mr Reid said the HSE was continuing t(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A further four deaths of Covid-19 patients have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) with 420 newly confirmed cases of t(...)

GRA welcomes decision to allow members avail of surplus vaccines. File photograph: iStock

The Garda Representative Association has welcomed the decision by An Garda Síochána to allow members avail of surplus vaccines. The association has b(...)

Gardaí have said high-visibility patrols at public amenities, parks and beauty spots will continue across the country this weekend. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A further 624 Covid-19 cases and an additional two coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the State. This brings the total number of Covid-(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin during a session of Dáil Éireann at the Convention Centre in Dublin’s City Centre. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A further 77 deaths of Covid-19 patients were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Saturday evening. This brings to 2,947(...)

Over the years Brendan O’Connor has dialled down the sardonic sneer [...] and he’s now an empathetic interviewer who wears his knowledge of books, culture and history lightly. Photograph: Kinlan Photography

A friend recently lamented to me that he appeared to have moved abruptly from “promising” to “veteran” without an intervening middle period. That exp(...)

A coronavirus  billboard at the Beacon Hospital, Sandyford, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The chief executive of the HSE Paul Reid has criticised the private Beacon Hospital in south Dublin for not signing up to an agreement to provide addi(...)

Cars and people queue at the vaccination centre at the St Mary’s Hospital grounds in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Another year of restrictions related to Covid-19 would be necessary before the number of people vaccinated would be sufficient to protect the public i(...)

Masked Christmas shoppers are seen on the Ha’penny Bridge last week in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Collins

The State’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has said the figures across all the key indicators of Covid-19 disease severity “continue to give us(...)

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