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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announces a tightening of restrictions on the movements of people, to try and curb the spread of  Covid-19. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

People have been told to stay at home in virtually all circumstances and all public and private gatherings have been banned for two weeks as part of t(...)

Dr Suzanne Crowe in personal protection gear

Personal protective equipment, ie clothing used when treating infectious patients, is a key issue in the coronavirus pandemic. A shortage of personal(...)

We closed our offices on Tara Street in Dublin on Sunday night to allow for a process of deep sanitation. That is complete but we will continue working remotely for now.

We’ve been doing things differently in recent days and, unusually, we’d be happier if you haven’t noticed any changes. Since the middle of last week, (...)

 Healthcare professionals wear protective suits and healthcare masks  in Turin, northern Italy. File photograph: Alessandro Di Marco/EPA

An additional seven cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed, bringing the total number of cases to 13 in the Republic. The numbers in Northern Irela(...)

 Several ambulances are parked outside a hotel placed in quarantine due to  coronavirus in the town of Adeje, on the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain, on Wednesday.  At least four guests tested positive for the virus. Photograph: Cristobal Garcia/EPA

Public health authorities are planning for a massive increase in the number of people being tested for coronavirus, Minister for Health Simon Harris h(...)

 A dog wears a muzzle  in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Getty Images

Sixty-five people suspected of having the new coronavirus have been tested in Ireland, the Department of Health has said, but all results were negativ(...)

Sean Haughey (centre), the son of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey, has represented voters in north Dublin since 1992. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Cian O’Callaghan of the Social Democrats has taken the third seat in Dublin Bay North, the final count to be completed at the RDS. Labour’s Aodhán Ó (...)

Medical workers in protective gear talk with a woman suspected of being ill with  the coronavirus at a health station in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, on Monday.  Photograph: Chinatopix via AP

Preparations are under way to evacuate Irish citizens trapped in the Chinese region at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. As the death toll i(...)

The doctor has been  placed on administrative leave, on pay, to allow time for the complaint to be investigated. Photograph: iStock

The HSE has placed a senior medical consultant on administrative leave after staff alleged he posed a significant risk to patients. Two patients have(...)

The Government has tasked its special rapporteur on child protection to examine calls for improved parental rights for LGBT families using surrogacy. File photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

The Government has tasked its special rapporteur on child protection to examine calls for improved parental rights for LGBT families using surrogacy a(...)

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