Pete Lunn

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Finding a way to deal with our negative emotions can turn them ‘from a threat into an opportunity’. Photograph: iStock

With case numbers of Covid-19 rising due to the new Omicron variant, and fresh restrictions recently introduced, it can be difficult to stay optimisti(...)

The Economic and Social Research Institute has monitored the public’s behaviour across a range of measures since the start of the pandemic. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The proportion of people wearing face masks to protect against Covid-19 has reached levels seen towards the end of the previous wave of the virus last(...)

ESRI data  show that between a third and a half of eastern Europeans living here are partly or fully vaccinated. Photograph: Laura Hutton

More than 90 per cent of Irish-born adults have received two doses of a vaccine and are, therefore, considered to be fully vaccinated. So far, nearly (...)

The Irish survey combined with ones carried out in Germany and the UK suggest “widespread misconceptions” about antigen testing. File photograph: Laura Hutton

The roll out of antigen testing should be accompanied by a “simple, clear message” outlining that it is not a foolproof method of detecting Covid-19, (...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan at a Covid-19 media briefing at the Department of Health on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

One of the striking features of this crisis is how the public has tended to move more quickly and with more alacrity than the authorities. Whenever ca(...)

‘People who have discovered that they work better from home will be demotivated by being wholly, or even partially, pushed back to the office if they cannot see how it is beneficial.’ Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The word “normal” is surprisingly modern. It first appeared in the 19th century and usage only took off after the second World War. While the word’s o(...)

Irish people say they are informed about climate change and display strong support for political action in addressing it, according to a major international survey. File photograph: Greenpeace/PA Wire

Irish people say they are informed about climate change and display strong support for political action in addressing it, according to a major interna(...)

Ms Cunningham said members were “severely tested” by protests in Dublin .Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda members were “really concerned” that pandemic measures “became viewed as Garda regulations and not health regulations,”the general secretary of (...)

Gardaí had no place to isolate after contact with suspected Covid-19 cases, and had ‘no choice’ but to return to their homes, the Oireachtas justice committee will hear on Tuesday.  File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Gardaí were regularly left fearing that they had passed Covid-19 on to vulnerable relatives as no isolation accommodation was provided for members dur(...)

For the research, respondents were questioned on their knowledge and attitudes towards the Covid-19 vaccine. File photograph: Getty

Some people’s hesitancy about taking Covid-19 vaccines is linked to a lack of knowledge and awareness of their benefits, according to new research. (...)

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