Paul Cullen

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Dr Mike Ryan said at a WHO briefing on Monday night that not everyone had the knowledge or interest in adhering to regulations.

Europe needs “serious acceleration” in the fight against Covid-19 as it has fallen “well behind this virus”, World Health Organisation (WHO) head of e(...)

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 (...)

Most of the residents in the  Nightingale Nursing Home in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, have contracted coronavirus. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Staff at a nursing home in Co Galway in which 26 out of 28 residents have tested positive for Covid-19 have said they “feel abandoned” and are “in dir(...)

The HSE has said that it will send a text message on Wednesday to between 2,000 and 2,500 people, who have already been informed by text of their infection, asking them to tell their own close contacts to contact their GPs immediately to seek a  test. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thousands of close contacts of positive Covid-19 cases from over a three day period will not be contacted by the HSE because the contact tracing syste(...)

A ‘temperance bar’ in Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare, circa 1900. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/ Flickr Commons

In the House of Commons, members were considering amendments to a Bill, which Irish Nationalist MP for South Louth, Joseph Nolan, condemned as “uncall(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar leaving Cabinet meeting in Dublin Castle on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

As the country wakes up under a blanket of Level 3 restrictions this morning, the spectre of more stringent restrictions still looms large. Despite t(...)

The temporary A&E entrance at the Mater hospital: In some hospitals, including the Mater, intensive care is full or just about full, and in some areas elective services are already being curtailed. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The announcement on Sunday of 430 new cases of Covid-19, the highest daily figure since April, may have scared a lot of people. But the figure needs t(...)

The 14-day incidence of the virus in Donegal has more than doubled in a week, to 122.5 per 100,000 people.

So how are we doing overall? Like many other European countries, Ireland is experiencing another rapid increase in Covid-19 cases. There has been a s(...)

In May the group recommended against the use of cloth face masks, which was ultimately over-ruled. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

A group set up to provide independent scientific advice to the Government about Covid-19 has been stripped of its main function. Although the Expert (...)

A waitress  serves customers on a restaurant terrace in Berlin, Germany, this week. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Germany and Iceland look set to be removed from the Republic’s “green list” of countries from which people can travel here without having to restrict (...)

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