Luke O Neill

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Gabriel Byrne, Sonia O’Sullivan, Micheál Martin, Nicola Sturgeon, Emma Dabiri, Dara McAnulty, Blindboy and more will appear at the online festival l(...)

Medical staff donning PPE in the clean zone on the Covid side of the Emergency Department at  St Vincent’s hospital, Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

A further eight coronavirus related deaths have been recorded in the State, as the total number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 here s(...)

Prof Luke O’Neill says there is a “risk” the number of deaths per day could rise to 100 or higher.

The daily number of Covid-deaths will “inevitably” increase and could rise “exponentially” in coming weeks as numbers dying from the illness catch up (...)

Clear History, hosted by Kevin McGahern, with team captains Joanne McNally and Colin Murphy. Photograph: RTÉ

Clear History (RTÉ Two, Friday) is Irish television’s latest attempt at a comedy panel show and it won’t come as a huge surprise to report that it isn(...)

There was a lot of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines being left on the shelf in the US, Prof Luke O’Neill pointed out, and the answer coming back from some people not taking it was that it was all happening “too quick”. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

KEVIN O’SULLIVAN Environment & Science Editor Any notion that new Covid-19 vaccines are being rolled out across the world too quickly, and witho(...)

Limbering up for the virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is Mark Langtry, aka “Mark the Science Guy”. The event is being broadcast from the Mansion House, Dublin, the location of the first Young Scientist Exhibition which took place in 1965. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennells

KEVIN O’SULLIVAN Environment & Science Editor More than 1,000 students from across the island of Ireland are exhibiting projects in this year’s (...)

Nphet has repeatedly advised that schools are safe environments with low levels of child-to-child and child-to-adult transmission. File photograph: The Irish Times

When it comes to Covid-19 risk arising from schools, the emphatic message from public health specialists is that they are not significant sources of o(...)

The Irish Times Winter Nights Festival takes place from Monday, January 25th to Friday, January 29th,

The line-up for Winter Nights, a new Irish Times online festival taking place at the end of January, was announced on Thursday. Over five evenings fro(...)

Dr Tess Lambe: ‘Normally it takes up to 10 years for a vaccine to be developed.’ Photograph: John Cairns

When Irish scientist Prof Tess (Teresa) Lambe heard the interim results of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trials at the weekend, she almost b(...)

Prof Luke O’Neill said scientific literacy in Ireland was at an all-time high. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Public trust in science has built up strongly during the Covid-19 pandemic, but if there is no breakthrough over the next six months on a vaccine this(...)

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