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Prof Brian MacCraith, chair of the State’s Covid-19 taskforce, said the issue of increasing the gap between vaccine doses had been discussed by the group in recent days. Photograph: Adam Warzawa/EPA

The State is to examine if the period between the two required doses of Covid-19 vaccinations could be extended in order to accelerate the rollout, as(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith, chair of the State’s Covid-19 taskforce, said the issue of increasing the gap between vaccine doses had been discussed by the group in recent days. Photograph: Adam Warzawa/EPA

The State is to examine if the period between the two required doses of Covid-19 vaccinations could be extended in order to accelerate the rollout, as(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith, chair of the Covid-19 vaccination taskforce, said successful roll out of the vaccination programme is dependent upon careful and precise coordination.   File photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

All nursing home residents and staff could be vaccinated by the mid to late Febuary, according to provisional modelling, the chair of the State’s Covi(...)

Dr Colm Henry, HSE chief clinical officer, said some of the Covid-19 trends seen in recent days suggest that people have increased their levels of socialising.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A further 344 cases of Covid-19 and four deaths have been confirmed in the State, as a senior health official asked people to avoid unnecessary “mingl(...)

Retired fisherman Fred Hammond at Balbriggan harbour. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fred Hammond points up at a grubby apartment block from his makeshift seat on a pile of fishing nets and wonders how it was allowed to be built. It r(...)

UCD: The report was commissioned by the Irish Universities Association, which has been highlighting what it says is the absence of a sustainable funding model for Irish universities.

Graduates from Irish universities stand to earn a slightly higher wage premium compared with graduates from some of the UK’s most prestigious universi(...)

President Michael D Higgins  at the opening of a €15 million student centre at Dublin City University on Thursday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

President Michael D Higgins has encouraged students to speak out about mental health issues and to be alert for signs that their friends might need pr(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith president of DCU: DCU is ‘acutely aware of the financial pressures that are placed on students and their families’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The president of DCU is calling on policy makers to take action to help control the escalating rental cost of student housing. Professor Brian MacCra(...)

University presidents say a student loan scheme would be the fairest way of securing vital funding to tackle a “crisis” in higher education. File photograph: Getty Images

University presidents say the introduction of a student loan scheme is the fairest way of securing vital funding to tackle a “crisis” in higher educat(...)

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