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Dua Lipa: the pop star will be at Elton John’s online Oscars pre-party, before the Academy Awards highlights are shown on Monday evening

Cuirt International Festival of Literature Until Sunday, April 25th, free (pay what you can), cuirt.ie You couldn’t have written a stranger story than(...)

Dr Fiona Moynihan injects Dr Louise Jackman with the Moderna vaccine. Photograph: Sam Boal / Photocall Ireland

Vaccinators in Co Laois were hoping to get an eleventh dose out of the Moderna vaccine vials as Ireland administered its first doses of the US vaccine(...)

Some family doctors have been expressing frustration this week over the delay in being vaccinated against Covid-19. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

All GPs and their staff are to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of February, according to an agreement reached between medical organisations (...)

Further strain on the Covid-19 testing system could create a scenario where people with symptoms of the disease are not tested automatically, a doctors’ organisation has warned. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Further strain on the Covid-19 testing system could create a scenario where people with symptoms of the disease are not tested automatically, a doctor(...)

The Covid-19 test facility at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A further nine deaths of Covid-19 patients have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet). This brings to 2,213 the total num(...)

The conference will also feature performances from Grammy-award-winning Rhiannon Giddens and Sorcha Richardson

Chief Justice Frank Clarke. aerospace engineer and economist Sinéad O’Sullivan, and writer and documentary-maker Manchán Magan and are among the line(...)

The nasal flu vaccine  is being offered for free by the HSE this year for the first time,  although it has been safely in use in Canada and the UK  for a number of years. Photograph: Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of nasal flu vaccines which are available free of charge for children in GP clinics will go out of date in mid-January because o(...)

The vaccine is sprayed into each nostril and is free to healthy children aged two to 12. Photograph: Getty Images

General practitioners across Ireland are concerned about the low uptake of the children’s flu vaccine which is available free to all healthy children (...)

Up to the end of October, the number of private and medical/GP visit card antibiotic prescriptions fell by almost 700,000 compared to the same period last year, according to new data from the HSE. Photograph: iStock

The use of antibiotics dispensed by pharmacies in the State has fallen by nearly a fifth this year, following a sharp drop in the number of people goi(...)

File photo of vials prepared for clinical trial of University of Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate, AZD1222, one of the vaccines in development worldwide. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP via Getty

Just over half the population would take a Covid-19 vaccine if there was one, according to a survey commissioned by the pharmaceutical industry. Men (...)

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