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Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The number of Covid-19 cases among hospital workers fell by two-thirds in a single week in February, while the number of outbreaks fell by three-quart(...)

Vaccinator Niamh Donohoe at the DCU mass vaccination centre.

A London plumbing company recently advertised for new staff on a “no jab, no job” policy. But can your employer insist you are vaccinated, or oblige y(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD speaking to the media outside Meath Primary Care Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney / Collins Photos Dublin.

There will be no “large reopening of society” at the start of March, the Taoiseach has said. Speaking in Dublin on Friday, Micheál Martin said that (...)

The first case of Covid-19 was described in December 2019 and since then  several very effective vaccines have been developed. Photograph: Roger Kisby/Bloomberg

Let me give you two sets of names: (A) Tony Holohan, Paul Reid, Sam McConkey, Fergal Bowers; (B) Ugur Sahin, Ozlem Tureci, Katalin Kariko, Hamilton Be(...)

The HSE’s testing system came under huge pressure in the days after Christmas due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly asked the HSE to put in place “walk-in” coronavirus testing that did not require a referral from a GP over the Ch(...)

 Dr Pat Morrissey: Adare Medical Centre-based doctor is “not against vaccines” but will neither receive one nor personally administer them.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

A Co Limerick doctor, who has declined to administer Covid-19 vaccines to his patients, says he is prepared to go to court to fight any potential move(...)

GPs and practice nurses receive their second dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at St Mary’s Hospital in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, over the weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Ireland is building capacity to vaccinate up to 250,000 people a week against Covid-19, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said. Vaccinations w(...)

 AstraZeneca vaccines are stored and prepared for vaccination at the Region Hovedstaden’s Vaccine Center in Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photograph: Liselotte Sabroe/EPA

HSE chief executive Paul Reid has suggested that healthcare workers who refuse to take the vaccine may be removed from their posts. Mr Reid said it (...)

 HSE chief executive  Paul Reid puts on a mask at  the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19  at Dr Steevens’ Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Almost 250,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to date, the Health Service Executive has said. Up to Monday evening, 243,353 vacci(...)

The national incidence rate of the disease over the past 14 days is 312 cases for every 100,000. File photograph: The Irish Times

Public health officials say there are early indications of a fall in Covid-19 infections among healthcare workers due to the rollout of vaccinations. (...)

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