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Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan outlined the new figures at apress conference at the Department of Health. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos Dublin

Ireland has the fastest improving incidence of Covid-19 in Europe, with a 43 per cent drop in the past two weeks, according to the National Public Hea(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin addressing the nation at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned that Dublin is at a “very dangerous place” and without action, could return to the worst days of the crisis. In a(...)

Documentation circulated amongst members of the Oireachtas business committee state that a number of today’s witnesses were unwilling to attend together for more than one two-hour session’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas has been told that it would be a breach of Covid-19 guidelines for witnesses in Leinster House to be in the same place together for mor(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits a contact tracing centre at D’Olier House, Dublin. Photograph: Leon Farrell/ Photocall Ireland

A new plan outlining how Ireland will achieve a 72-hour turnaround time for Covid-19 test results will be published by the Health Service Executive on(...)

Dr Cillian De Gascun, chair of the Coronavirus Expert Advisory Group: ‘We know we need to get better, but it’s a huge improvement on where we were.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Ireland’s testing and tracing system for Covid-19 has been slowed by a range of technical issues, including data entry errors, a lack of automation an(...)

An INMO spokesman said the organisation had not known nurses returning to the frontline in recent weeks, under the On Call for Ireland drive, were agency workers on short-term contracts. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is seeking “urgent clarification” on the employment rights of hundreds of nurses recruited to help i(...)

‘The potential recruitment of staff from our sector will be to the severe detriment of people in nursing home care who present with severe underlying health conditions,’ Nursing Homes Ireland chief executive Tadhg Daly said. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

Private nursing home operators have warned the Government that older people will be placed in danger if the HSE is allowed to “poach” their staff afte(...)

South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as part of preventive measures against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Dongdaegu railway station in Daegu on Saturday. Photograph: Yonhap/AFP/Getty Images

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised its global risk assessment for coronavirus to “very high” from “high” as countries struggle to contain (...)

HSE staff who are activating the public awareness campaign for Covid-19 (coronavirus) in the baggage hall of Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The cabin crew on an Aer Lingus flight to Dublin from northern Italy on which a woman travelled before testing positive for the coronaviurs have been (...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly said it was ‘astonishing’ the Minister would approve a service plan with no funding allocated for new drugs. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has rejected a last-minute plea by the HSE board for up to €20 million in special funds for newly available drugs and medicines this ye(...)

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