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Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan:  “There is no group who should feel the public health advice does not apply to them. It is only if we act together that we can keep ourselves, our loved ones and health and social care facilities safe.”  Photograph: Collins

A further 13 deaths of patients with Covid-19 have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet), bringing to 2,608 the total num(...)

Minister for Further and Higher Educaiton Simon  Harris told the Dáil that what happened last year was not “just a blitz”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/ PA Wire

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has confirmed that the 2,225 extra college places secured last year during the controversy over(...)

Healthcare workers  at a computer terminal as they administer a vaccine to people in  Connecticut in the United States last week. Photograph:Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty

Vaccine roll-out in nursing homes is being recorded with pen and paper as the IT system to deal with the inoculation programme is not in place, the Dá(...)

Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan: alleged the Government is attempting ‘clear the decks’ before Brexit is finalised. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The State is rushing to deport people ahead of the Brexit deadline despite Government assurances deportations would stop for the duration of the pande(...)

Sinn Féin’s Darren O’Rourke  expressed concern that in relation to offshore wind energy the State ‘does not directly own or operate  any such resources’.  File photograph: Getty Images

The State is getting the modern-day equivalent of religious “indulgences” by paying €50 million to Estonia and Denmark for “statistical transfers” to (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said it was hoped to underpin ongoing cross-Border healthcare with legislation after the end of the Brexit transition period. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A cross-Border health initiative that allows patients to travel to the North for treatment will continue “on an administrative” basis into the new yea(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the EU Commission, had their dinner in Brussels last night as talks drag on. Photograph: Aaron Chown

Deal or No-Deal The way things are going in Brexit negotiations it would be no great surprise to see Noel Edmonds rock up to 10 Downing Street on Sun(...)

Many student nurses had to give up part-time positions as healthcare assistants to avoid the risk of cross-infection. Photograph: Paul Burns/Getty Images

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that student nurses who lost part-time jobs because of the Covid-19 crisis will be eligible for the(...)

Tanaiste Leo Varadkarfollowing a cabinet meeting at Dublin Castle. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has signalled that a third wave of restrictions may be necessary in the New Year after the Christmas holiday period. Mr Varadka(...)

An average of seven patients a day are contracting Covid-19 while in the State’s hospitals, according to new figures. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A further 318 cases of Covid-19 and one death were reported in the State on Sunday, as a Cabinet member warned that a Christmas “free-for-all” is not (...)

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