Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was shooed away from the chamber by the Ceann Comhairle while his question and answer session was still in full swing

The co-leader of the Social Democrats was taking a dim view. She addressed Leo Varadkar on his first day back after his Topless Taoiseach Picnic Shame(...)

The courts system is hoping to resume full-day physical hearings  ‘as soon as tomorrow’

The courts system is expected to resume full-day physical hearings shortly after receiving etailed advice earlier this morning on the question of the (...)

Documentation circulated amongst members of the Oireachtas business committee state that a number of today’s witnesses were unwilling to attend together for more than one two-hour session’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas has been told that it would be a breach of Covid-19 guidelines for witnesses in Leinster House to be in the same place together for mor(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris met the dental association on Friday morning.

Dentists will be able to reopen for routine services if they can adhere to newly published infection control guidance, the Department of Health has co(...)

The World Health Organisation also advises against the routine wearing of gloves to protect against Covid-19. Photograph:  Robyn Beck / AFP

There is no need to use gloves when shopping or outdoors to protect against Covid-19, the Health Service Executive has advised. Although the use of d(...)

A computer image shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to Covid-19, better known as the coronavirus.  Photograph:  NEXU Science Communication/Reuters

Transmission of the coronavirus in a Dublin nursing home has become widespread in recent days and is now affecting more than a fifth of the 200 reside(...)

St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin has warned staff that it is facing a “considerable difficulty” in sourcing face masks, and that the “ongoing availabil(...)

Outbreaks of Covid-19 have been reported in nursing and long-term residential care homes across the country. Image: Paul Scott

Further measures to tackle scores of coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes, along with a multimillion euro package of economic supports for the secto(...)

The WHO said mask-wearing by asymptomatic people was not recommended as it caused unnecessary cost and “creates a false sense of security”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Should healthcare workers wear masks even for routine engagements with patients? And should the wider population also wear masks in order to suppress (...)

The WHO said mask-wearing by asymptomatic people was not recommended as it caused unnecessary cost and “creates a false sense of security”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is no evidence to support the wearing of surgical masks by healthcare workers for close patient encounters and staff meetings, according to new (...)

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