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Defence Forces vehicles transport personal protective equipment from  Dublin Airport after its arrival from China. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government should consider closing the country’s borders to prevent new coronavirus infections coming into the State, one of the leading infectiou(...)

Keeping older and sick people “cocooned” for a fortnight will reduce the number of them needing ICU beds. Photograph: Getty Images

The best explanation to understand how Covid-19 threatens the State’s ability to offer an intensive care bed to the seriously ill is the riddle of the(...)

The Aer Lingus flight carrying equipment from China arrives at Dublin Airport. Photo: Tom Honan

The first Aer Lingus flight to China to collect a batch of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the Irish health service arrived in Dublin on Sunda(...)

HSE chief executive  Paul Reid and specialist in public health medicine Dr Sarah Doyle: So far, the HSE has trained about 725 people, largely from various Civil Service departments, to carry out contact tracing. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 1,000 staff from across the public service will, in the coming weeks, be involved in tracing the contacts of those who test positive for Cov(...)

Dr Maitiú Ó Faoláin and his wife Dr Triona Ó Faoláin

Maitiú Ó Faoláin and his wife Triona, who are both GPs, sat down at the kitchen table in the family home in Ashbourne, Co Meath, last week to have the(...)

The Covid-19 pandemic created ‘an unprecedented human challenge, and it’s going to require an unprecedented response, and that’s why Medtronic is mobilising all of its capabilities’. Photograph: iStock

Galway-based ventilator maker Medtronic is hoping to make 500 ventilators a week, up from 225 currently, to meet the surge in demand for the life-savi(...)

Irish Times journalist Glen Murphy who is recovering from coronavirus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The parents of Irish Times journalist Glen Murphy, who is recovering from coronavirus, have been left waiting for days for test results despite showin(...)

  Dollymount beach on Sunday. The proposals have been drawn up following concerns that large groups of people who gather at beaches, mountains and walking routes – as during fine weather over the weekend – could be helping the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardaí and local authorities may be told to close public spaces where social distancing is not being practised, under new measures being considered to(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney  with Minister for Health Simon Harris. Mr Coveney has said more funding will be available for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has denied the Government is failing to take help offered by the Chinese government and said €200 million will be spent on pers(...)

Richard Quinlan, chief ambulance officer for north Leinster and advanced paramedic, with a  Covid-19 testing kit. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There are now about 40,000 people in Ireland waiting for a test for the coronavirus, the HSE has said. At a briefing on Sunday the HSE’s chief operat(...)

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