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 Prof Philip Nolan, chair of the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, speaks on Thursday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Public health officials have expressed concern about an increase in recent days in the level of transmission of Covid-19. The reproduction number, wh(...)

‘It will feel positively patriotic to spend money at surf schools this summer.’ File photograph: Eamon Ward

Later, when the documentary we are living through is finished, part of the soundtrack of this particular episode will be all those radio ads telling u(...)

Passengers arriving in Dublin Airport in early June. Air bridges may enable more Irish people to fly abroad this summer. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Are we any closer to knowing if we will be able to travel overseas this summer? Maybe, but not much and things are still far from clear. “We wouldn’t (...)

From left to right: Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys; Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; Minister for Health, Simon Harris and chief medical offcier Dr Tony Holohan speaking on the update to the Government’s roadmap for Reopening Society and the economy on Friday. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Cabinet has approved plans to accelerate Ireland’s exit from restrictions put in place to tackle the spread of Covid-19. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar s(...)

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Epidemics of infectious diseases can be unpredictable but they often come in waves. History has left hard lessons showing that a virus can quickly ret(...)

Capital grants to enable childcare operators to invest in premises to comply with new public health rules are under discussion

The Government is finalising a substantial financial package for the childcare sector to ensure it is in a position to reopen and facilitate a wider r(...)

A protester holds a placard in Cork at the weekend against parties being held in student accommodation.  Photograph: Catherine Clancy

House parties are being organised “with abandon, as though we weren’t in the midst of a pandemic”, chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan has said. Th(...)

Prof Philip Nolan, who is president of Maynooth University, is the chairman The Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group. Photograph: Tom Honan

Our lives have been severely restricted in recent months. We are assured the constraints have been imposed following “the best scientific advice”, but(...)

Passengers wearing protective face masks at Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The two-week quarantine period for people arriving into the State from abroad will be lifted for those coming from countries where the coronavirus has(...)

The figures were outlined by Dr Tony Holohan, the State’s Chief Medical Officer. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

An additional nine people have died from coronavirus in the Republic, it was confirmed by the Department of Health on Thursday evening. This brings t(...)

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