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

The rise in cases in Dublin is being driven by household transmission, the acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has stated. Dr Glynn said ther(...)

Dr Maitiu O Tuathail said during June they would go several days without any referrals at all, but there has been a notable upsurge  since the latest lockdown restrictions were lifted on June 29th.

The number of people in Dublin presenting with Covid-like symptoms is approaching figures similar to March before the surge happened, a well-known GP (...)

The health service is facing a possible ‘double whammy’ from Covid-19 and flu next winter. File photograph: PA Wire

Preparations for next winter’s flu season need to begin immediately, and should include the provision of that vaccine to children, according to a form(...)

Recruitment company Indeed this week sent more than 1,000 Irish-based staff home over concerns that an employee might have contracted the virus. They returned after a few days when the staff member got the all-clear. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

And so an eerie calm prevails. Battle has been joined in faraway places, and the devastation has been immense. But for now Ireland, while conscious of(...)

Cannabis: the Cabinet is likely to consider proposals in June to decriminalise the possession of a small amount for personal use. Photograph: Image Bank/Getty

On Monday The Irish Times published a letter by 20 prominent doctors claiming Ireland was “sleepwalking” into the legalisation of cannabis on the(...)

Vera Twomey says her daughter, who has severe epilepsy, is thriving since she started using medicinal cannabis and hasn’t been admitted to hospital in two years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Medicinal cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey has said that she was “devastated” to read the comments of doctors in Monday’s Irish Times who criticised “t(...)

Plants at a medical cannabis company in Israel. Photograph: Amir Cohen/File Photo/Reuters

Ireland is “sleepwalking” into the legalisation of cannabis on the back of a campaign of misinformation about the drug, according to doctors who have (...)

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition triggered when infection in the bloodstream overwhelms the body’s immune system.  Photograph: iStock

A breakthrough in rapid testing for sepsis has been given a lukewarm welcome by Irish doctors who believe it will take time to fully measure its poten(...)

Dr Matt Widdowson, at home with his children Aoife and Eoin, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The overwhelming concern of most new parents after they get home from the maternity hospital is will they be able to keep their tiny infant alive. Fro(...)

There is mounting concern at the highest echelons of the Department of Health that healthcare professionals are failing to avail of the flu vaccine in sufficient numbers. File photograph: Getty Images

A mandatory order requiring health professionals to have the flu vaccine is under consideration. Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he will co(...)

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