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Covid-19 street art on a boarded up shop on Dublin’s Baggot Street Upper. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Outbreaks of coronavirus infections almost doubled in the second week of November with the number of private household outbreaks more than doubling, o(...)

Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoegiving an update on the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme  in Government Buildings,Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The Minister for Finance has said “more signs and more evidence” that the spread of Covid-19 is under control are needed before Government can outline(...)

Irish people will have to get used to a return to the the situation in the 1970s and 1980s when few people went abroad, Professor Mary Horgan told the McGill Summer school. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Irish people will have to get used to a return to the the situation in the 1970s and 1980s when few people went abroad, Professor Mary Horgan has sai(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin at the publication of the Govenment’s mid-term  Covid-19 plan which  will set out ‘how we will live and how we will work with the virus’. Screenshot via RTE News

Additional restrictions will be imposed in Dublin on home visits, indoor gatherings and care home visits while wet pubs in the capital will remain clo(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn: ‘It’s all time for us to redouble our effort to say safe.’

A further 159 new cases of coronavirus have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) on Saturday. There have been two furth(...)

Prof MCConkey said a return to phase 1 of restrictions was not needed. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Prompt and dramatic national action is needed to reduce the spread of Covid-19 but the response need not be as “blunt” as the restrictive measures int(...)

There is growing concern about the number of flights arriving in Ireland from the US, where the pandemic is accelerating. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Some high-profile figures and US tourists who violated quarantine rules should be jailed to send out a clear message that the State is serious about e(...)

 Passengers at Dublin Airport prepare for their trips. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Another person diagnosed with Covid-19 has died, the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) reported on Saturday. This brings to 1,741 the to(...)

A garda patrols Portmarnock Beach on Thursday. Over the weekend, gardaí focused its operations on dispersing crowds at a number of beaches and beauty spots as large numbers gathered in coastal areas to enjoyed the sunshine. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has reported one further death from Covid-19 in its latest statement, bringing the total number of c(...)

Golf courses in Ireland have been closed since March 24th. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Reopening golf clubs in Ireland before a coronavirus vaccine is found can be done “relatively safely,” a leading medical expert has said. “Golf is pl(...)

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