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Dr Tony Holohan and team at a Covid -19 update press conference. ‘It is not the job of Nphet or of the Expert Advisory Group to make decisions. That’s the Government’s job – the experts advise and recommend, the Government chooses.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Last Saturday there were intensive discussions at the highest level about whether the country’s anti-coronavirus measures should be raised to Level 5.(...)

The number of people in ICU has  remained steady over the last week with 30 people in intensive care units as of 8am. File photograph: Alan Betson

Eight further deaths and 1,276 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the State this evening. One of the deaths occurred in June, two were in S(...)

 HSE chief Paul Reid  at the HSE’s weekly update in Dr Steevens’ Hospital  on Thursday. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Some hospitals are already using their intensive care (ICU) surge capacity to cope with the recent spikes in cases in Covid-19, the HSE chief executiv(...)

Paul Reid said more than 103,250 swabs were carried out in the last week with a turnaround of 2.1 days and a positivity rate of 5.5 per cent. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Some hospitals are already using their intensive care (ICU) surge capacity to cope with the recent spikes in cases in Covid-19, the HSE chief executiv(...)

Minister for Health  Stephen Donnelly arriving at RTÉ’s  Donnybrook studio  on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A further two people diagnosed with coronavirus have died and 814 new cases have been reported, the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) said(...)

HSE director general Paul Reid said the country and the health service was now entering a more challenge phase in relation to dealing with Covid and other forms of care. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The head of the HSE has urged doctors to build confidence and not to undermine the trust of the public in the health service. HSE director general Pa(...)

Paul Reid of Pfizer is taking over as head of industry body Ipha. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

“What we want to do is correct the innovation paradox...” It’s a bad start to an interview and a raised eyebrow persuades Paul Reid to explain the man(...)

Mr Reid said he had a “strong concern” about virus trends, and pointed out that every hospitalisation of a patient has a significant impact. Photograph: Leah Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Over 1,000 Health Service Executive (HSE) staff are currently off work for Covid-19 related reasons, it has emerged. This compares to 400 staff who (...)

Without occupational physicians, it is almost certain the health service would have collapsed under pressure of Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

It has been a long time coming but it is gratifying to see public health doctors being recognised as consultants. This relatively small band of physic(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin speaking at Government Buildings on Monday night. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Cabinet has decided that the whole country will move to Level 3 restrictions from midnight on Tuesday for three weeks. This follows the rejection(...)

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