Luke O Neill

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Hand gel and face mask. Photograph: Getty Images

People will need to get used to the changes as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, and should be allowed to do so at their own pace, says one of Ireland(...)

There have been reports by people who say their infection was not initially picked up with an antigen test. Photograph : Laura Hutton

A small scale study in the US, which has not been peer-reviewed, has led to widespread media coverage suggesting that antigen tests may not be as effe(...)

A representation of SARS-CoV-2 on display at Oxford University Museum in the UK.

The pandemic is leaving in its wake perhaps millions of patients struggling with long-Covid, a debilitating illness marked by fatigue, malaise after a(...)

Prof Luke O’Neill, Liz Bonnin and Phil Smyth present Future Island on RTÉ One  on Tuesday, Wednesday and  Thursday at 7pm

Cop26 and Covid-19 have highlighted the importance and power of science in tackling issues both local and global. And this year, as a result of the pa(...)

Pat Kenny: Protests have been held outside the homes of public figures. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Broadcaster Pat Kenny and his Newstalk production team were threatened by Covid-19 anti-vaccine campaigners that they would be executed or jailed for (...)

The group is needed to respond to the threat of power outages during the months of December, January and February, Eddie O’Connor said. Photograph: EirGrid

An Nphet-like team to help steer Ireland through the upcoming energy crisis is needed over the winter to ensure the country “powers down” at peak dema(...)

 Arno Botha and Marcell Coetzee of the Bulls lift the Currie Cup after the win over the Sharks in the final at  Loftus Versfeld. Photograph: Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Another new dawn beckons with the revamped United Rugby Championship kicking off this weekend and this time there really do appear reasons for optimis(...)

‘GPs, like journalists, are good at explaining things.’ File photograph: iStock

General practitioners are like the players on a football team who can all do the basic tasks of kicking, passing and heading a ball, but most wil(...)

Professor of biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin Luke O’Neill speaks to journalist Zara King at the Kennedy Summer School

After an absence last year due to pandemic, the Kennedy Summer School has resumed this weekend with a series of discussion panels around Irish and Ame(...)

AIB and Permanent TSB spent €20 million on adviser fees negotiating to purchase certain loan books from Ulster Bank, which is exiting the Republic’s banking market. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

AIB and Permanent TSB have spent close to €20 million between them so far this year on advisers’ fees relating to their purchases of the assets of riv(...)

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