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The five-year plan will initially see an increase of 120 places over the coming two years, starting with the next academic year in September.Photograph: iStock

The Government will be asked in the coming weeks to sign off on a proposal to increase the number of places on medical courses by 200 - an increase of(...)

In December, UK researchers found the most common symptoms of Covid-19 were a runny nose, headaches, fatigue, sneezing and sore throats. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 patients are increasingly reporting gastro-intestinal problems and longer-lasting symptoms in the current wave of infections, according to a (...)

How do Omicron symptoms differ from earlier Covid-19 variants such as Delta and Alpha? GP and associate clinical professor of general practice, Dr Ra(...)

People queue outside the Covid vaccination centre at Richmond Barracks in Inchicore, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A record 16,428 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the State. A further 22 coronavirus-related deaths were also notified in the pa(...)

Queue at Citywest: Nationwide efforts to protect against Omicron were stepped up over the weekend as the Covid-19 vaccine booster programme opened to people in their 40s.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government should prepare a “plan B” of tighter restrictions before Christmas to prevent hospitals being overrun amid fears about the impact of th(...)

Booster injection queue outside Park’s Pharmacy on Dorset Street Lower: Even if a small percentage of a larger number of infected people become severely ill, that will result in large numbers of severely ill people requiring hospital or critical care. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

On Friday, the Government announced an 8pm curfew for pubs, restaurants and other indoor settings to reduce social mixing in order to suppress the fas(...)

People aged 16 and 17 set to be vaccinated in Ireland. File photograph: Getty

A further 1,120 cases of Covid-19 were reported in the State on Tuesday evening. There are 142 people in hospital with the virus, of whom 27 are in I(...)

 GP Ray Walley says older people  are losing power in their thigh muscles as they are not getting out and exercising as much as they would have prior to Covid restrictions. Photograph: Alan Betson

The health service is going to have to concentrate on rehabilitating older people who were previously fit but have experienced a drop in mobility due (...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan says the ‘steep rise’ in positivity rates  shows ‘the virus is increasing its foothold out in our communities’. File photograph: Alan Betson

GPs across the country have reported an increase in calls relating to Covid-19 and referrals for tests over recent days. Dublin GP Dr Ray Walley said(...)

The nasal flu vaccine is being offered for free by the HSE this year for the first time although the take-up to date has been low.  Photograph: Getty Images

The free nasal flu vaccine is being extended to teenagers after low take-up among the target group of younger children left the Health Service Executi(...)

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