Mary Horgan

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Prof Karina Butler is chair of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee, and is also a member of the high level task force on Covid-19 vaccination. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Three new members have been appointed to the National Public Health Emergency Team to bolster its infectious disease and scientific resources. Two o(...)

Dr Gerald Barry said the successful vaccination of older and vulnerable cohorts of society would have major impact. Photograph:  Joel Saget/AFP via Getty

There was initially no GP representative on a new body tasked with planning for widespread coronavirus vaccination, even though they are likely to pla(...)

Sandra Gallagher, shop manager of Guineys, with its seasonal window display on North Earl Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Politics is often bedevilled by short-termism and so, unfortunately, is Ireland’s current response to Covid-19. Instead of asking how to escape repea(...)

Chief executive of the HSE Paul Reid tweeted about the marginal reduction on Covid-19 positivity rates. Photograph: Leon Farrell/ Photocall Ireland

HSE chief executive Paul Reid has said a decline in the positivity rate of those infected by Covid-19 gives hope for the future. In the last seven d(...)

GPA chief executive Paul Flynn. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association’s (GPA) demand for universal testing of county teams is being discussed by the GAA’s Covid Advisory Group. The unexpect(...)

Donegal’s Hugh McFadden takes his jersey before their Allianz League win over Tyrone on Saturday. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

When it comes to predicting tsunamis, National Geographic cautions: “If you see the ocean receding unusually rapidly or far it’s a good sign that a bi(...)

Prof Philip Nolan has said  there was “lots of international evidence” for the role of restaurants and bars in driving community transmission of Covid-19. File photograph: Sasko Lazarov/

The assertion by a senior National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) official last Friday that restaurants were a principal driver of transmission (...)

Feargal McGill, Croke Park’s director of games administration, says that the GAA will continue to be guided by the relevant authorities in its response to Covid-19. File photograph: Inpho

The GAA has reiterated its commitment to following Nphet (National Public Health Emergency Team) guidelines. This was in response to calls for the ass(...)

Professor Mary Horgan has described the risks involved in the return to play as “very, very low”. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

A member of the GAA’s Covid Advisory Group has described the risks involved in the return to play as “very, very low”. Professor Mary Horgan, an expe(...)

Venture into the great outdoors: sitting by the Tolka River in Griffith Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State – largely – reopens on Monday, leaving people over 70 and the medically vulnerable with choices to make. Urging caution, the chief medical o(...)

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