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The HSE has indicated that positivity rates among 15-24 year olds is 15%, which is falling. Photograph: The Irish Times

Up to 12,000 children are out of school as a result of being close contacts of confirmed Covid-19 cases, according to the Health Service Executive. (...)

 The Government was told that “negative impacts” of testing are likely to become “disproportionate to the benefits to human health”. Photograph: Getty Images

The future of the State’s Covid-19 mass testing programme is to be reviewed as the disease comes under control after the Government was told that “neg(...)

HSE chief Paul Reid. File photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

HSE chief Paul Reid has urged people who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to take up the offer of vaccines, warning that high infection level(...)

The HSE’s Niamh O’Beirne says most people who are fully vaccinated and have Covid-19 are reporting only mild symptoms. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost 20,000 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last fortnight, 83 per cent of whom were unvaccinated, chief medical officer Dr Tony Hol(...)

Prof Mary Codd (left) and Nicole McAllister at the contact tracing call centre in UCD when it opened in 2020.

One of the first contact tracing centres set up during the Covid-19 pandemic is to be wound down and its function relocated from University College Du(...)

A Department of Health source said there is ‘concern but not alarm’ at current trends. File photograph: The Irish Times

Fears are growing that Ireland could have up to 2,000 cases of coronavirus a day by the end of the month amid an earlier-than-expected surge caused by(...)

A walk-in test centre in Dublin. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

One additional death and 408 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC). It takes the number of de(...)

Since March 31st, contact tracers investigating confirmed cases have been going back seven days instead of two days.  File photograph: Alan Betson

The first comprehensive study of community transmission of Covid-19 in the State has identified shops as the most likely source of infection. Since(...)

A dog waits for its owner as a member of  the National Ambulance Service waits to test the next member of the public  at the HSE walk-in Covid 19 testing centre in Balbriggan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Four walk-in centres where people who do not have symptoms can get a Covid-19 test open on Friday. The centres will be set up at Crumlin GAA in Dubli(...)

A member of the public arriving at the walk-in test centre in Grangegorman,  Dublin. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There was a steady stream of people passing through the “pop-up” walk-in Covid-19 testing centre at Irishtown Stadium in Dublin on Thursday, availing (...)

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