Liz Canavan

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Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh: like something out of a Le Carré novel. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

This time of year, things usually go a bit mad around Leinster House. Political parties throw parties, the restaurant is heaving, the bar gets busy an(...)

Liz Canavan, Assistant Secretary to the Department of Taoiseach, during a media briefing on coronavirus. Photograph: Collins

People must restrict their movements immediately and avoid socialising if they want to spend time with people vulnerable to Covid-19 over Christmas, a(...)

‘That was the one thing we heard about . . . that when people were coming out around that time, there’s a lot of people around.’ File photograph: Getty

Government officials are set for discussions on how to handle public transport over the Christmas after a “busy” weekend following reopening of the ho(...)

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(...)

 Storage freezers where vials of Covid-19 vaccine are to be stored at Pfizer’s facility in Portage, Michigan, USA. Photograph: Pfizer Handout/EPA

The resumption of normal life, even with a vaccine for Covid-19, will “still take some time”, a high-ranking Government official has said. Liz Canav(...)

People are being advised to wear a mask when cooking and serving food this Christmas, and the amount of people in the kitchen should be limited. Photograph: Drazen Zigic/iStock

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

Dr Tony Holohan flanked by members of the National Public Health Emergency Team which outlined the rationale for recommendations made to Government. File photograph: Collins

Perhaps unavoidably, much of the Government’s crunch Covid-19 summit on Thursday was conducted over Zoom. Outwardly, it was billed as a Cabinet subco(...)

Vaccination against Covid-19 has been developed and is being tested. File photograph: iStock

We are all exhausted. The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the world hard. While we know our sacrifices are for the best, right now we also need to know w(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan, according to a person who has worked with him, is not someone who accepts rejection with equanimity. If he does(...)

On July 31st, the average number of clinical diagnoses per doctor was 0.56, rising to 1.24 on August 4th, after the bank holiday weekend. Photograph: Getty

General practitioners have reported an increase in the number of patients who are presenting with Covid-19 symptoms since the August bank holiday week(...)

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