Former NAGP president Dr Maitiú O Tuathail. Photograph: Conor Healy/Picture It Photography

Maitiú Ó Tuathail, the general practitioner (GP) involved in the controversy over receiving a confidential contract document from the then taoiseach L(...)

Leo Varadkar: the affair will significantly diminish trust in him on the part of his fellow Ministers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Part of politics always takes place in the shadows, and Leo Varadkar has been an able and enthusiastic practitioner of those arts. His rise to the ve(...)

The Green Party has  called on the Tánaiste to give a full and detailed account to the Dáil on the controversy and to   allow  time for questioning. Photograph: Getty

The Green Party has called on the Tánaiste to give a full and detailed account to the Dáil about his “passing on of sensitive information” about a pro(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said in a statement  that he provided a draft copy of the new GP agreement to the then president of the NAGP  as he hoped to use his influence to encourage all GPs to accept it. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The controversy involving Tánaiste Leo Varadkar originated in moves by the previous government to extend services in general practice and a long-runni(...)

A photo of Taoiseach Micheál Martin is seen at the locked entrance to a pub in Dublin’s city centre.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Seven months is not long, but it is a lifetime in a pandemic. Those whose businesses have been mothballed and livelihoods whipped away should take sol(...)

Public health expert Prof Anthony Staines

A public health expert has told young people “if you are going to do mad stuff do it outside”. Anthony Staines, professor of public health systems at(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn: ‘It’s all time for us to redouble our effort to say safe.’

The rise in cases in Dublin is being driven by household transmission, the acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has stated. Dr Glynn said ther(...)

Epidemiologist Prof Sam McConkey says the wide differences in Covid rates seen in Dublin shows a general lockdown of the city would not be justified. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Parts of Dublin have Covid-19 infection rates 2½ times as high as neighbouring areas in the capital, according to the latest figures from the Health P(...)

 Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer with Covid-19 graphic. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has told the public to take less notice of the daily Covid-19 figures and focus more on the trends and und(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn at a daily Covid-19 briefing

A number of doctors have called for an end to the daily Covid-19 figures, describing them as a “self-perpetuating cycle of misery”. Dr Maitiu O Tuat(...)

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