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Visitors to Doheny and Nesbitt pub on Baggott Street Lower in Dublin in October 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 agreed late on Wednesday night to lift the ban on intercountry travel from May 10th, it has emerged. Hairdress(...)

The Citywest Covid-19 vaccination centre in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is open to considering offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to people under 60 who specifically request it but a final decision will not be(...)

Members of the Defence Forces at the Citywest Covid-19 vaccination centre in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The reopening of schools has had a “minimal” impact on Covid-19 case numbers, according to the National Public Health Emergency Team. Education has b(...)

HSE vaccination centre in the Aviva Stadium: Ministers and senior officials insist  the programme is “ramping up” and  200,000 people a week will receive shots in the second half of this month. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is likely to come under pressure on Thursday to review the usage of the AstraZeneca vaccine after the European medicines regulator said(...)

A file image of gardaí enforcing movement restrictions outside Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: PA

It’s - yet another - crucial day for the Government’s Covid policy. But what are the main factors that will influence decisions to be taken on Tuesday(...)

Prior to moving to Australia in 2012, Prof Eeva Leinonen was vice-principal at King’s College London. Photograph: Maynooth University

Maynooth University has announced the appointment of Prof Eeva Leinonen as its next president. Prof Leinonen will formally assume the position on Oc(...)

 Vacant trading pitches on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Christmas Eve. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A total of 922 new cases of Covid-19 and eight coronavirus-related deaths have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on T(...)

The week-on-week approach was proposed by ‘some members’ to take account of the changing epidemiological situation but other Nphet members questioned its ‘practicality’. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) reported a further 301 confirmed cases of the disease on Sunday, bringing to 74,246 the total number(...)

There are bizarre inferences that the breaches of guidelines surrounding GAA games are somehow less risky or more forgivable than others. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

There is an increasingly marginalised cohort in Irish society whose needs have been largely overlooked during this lockdown. People who don’t like GAA(...)

The Government has put various measures in to try and de-fang the Nphet suggestions before they come to Cabinet. File photograph of Nphet chairman Dr Tony Holohan: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

As recently as 10 days ago, the number of new Covid-19 cases being diagnosed was collapsing, seemingly clearing the way for a smooth exit from Level 5(...)

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