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The number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 has continued to fall. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 400 young people in over 220 households were infected in a Covid-19 outbreak that started among students in the west, the National Public He(...)

 HSE chief executive Paul Reid said infections among the most vulnerable and healthcare workers were hugely decreasing. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A further 25 people have died from the Covid-19 pandemic, while another 566 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported by the Department of Heal(...)

GP and Member of the National Covid Liaison committee Dr Ray Walley administering the Moderna vaccine  to GP Kathleen McClory, of the Malahide Family Practice, at a vaccination centre in Dublin. File photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland/PA

There is forecast to be a shortfall of some 300,000 vaccine doses in the first three months of the year compared to initial projections, the chair of (...)

A woman is vaccinated in the new Covid-19 vaccination centre in Slagelse, Denmark. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty

HSE chief executive Paul Reid is an avid soccer fan. He said Irish people may feel like the country is 5-1 down in the Covid-19 battle but “we can slo(...)

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(...)

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