Mary Horgan

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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(...)

The GAA has unveiled their  Safe Return To Gaelic Games Protocol. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The GAA’s upbeat announcement of its Covid-19 Advisory Group’s Safe Return to Gaelic Games document is quite specific on the dates it envisages return(...)

Prof Arnie Hill, of  the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, believes  Covid has expanded people’s interest in healthcare.

In 2008, a massive global recession gave the world a crash course in economics. Suddenly, credit default swaps, hedge funds and equity ratios (don’t a(...)

Prof Mary Horgan: ‘People [with HIV] were often afraid to tell their families or their friends in case they may have been ostracised.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Much like the HIV/Aids pandemic of the 1980s, Covid-19 is hitting the most marginalised and vulnerable in society the hardest, one of Ireland’s leadin(...)

Aviva Stadium head groundsman Majella Smyth vuts the grass at the stadium on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Testing for temperatures and coronavirus symptoms, travelling to and from training individually, and without use of the showers or other facilities in(...)

Fighting coronavirus: Scientists don’t know yet how long  immunity to Covid-19 will last in those who do develop sufficient antibodies. Illustration: iStock

Who is immune to Covid-19 is the question on everyone’s lips as Ireland – along with many other countries – begins to plan its exit from full lockdown(...)

Prof Mary Horgan (right) with her colleagues at Cork University Hospital.

I have been an infectious disease specialist for more than 30 years, and in all that time I have never seen a virus like Covid-19. It is shocking(...)

Staff morale in Cork University Hospital is good amid the Covid-19 crisis, Dr Corinna Sadlier says.

Infectious disease consultants are experts in viral and bacterial diseases and are – with all other healthcare professionals – the ones whose work has(...)

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