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Ireland remains one of the few countries without a national public genomics programme. Image: iStock

This week, the inadequate ethical and regulatory structures under which Ireland permits DNA research has been exposed yet again, raising persistent qu(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly speaking in Dublin at the unveiling of the Government’s blueprint for living with Covid-19. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Stephen Donnelly does not have coronavirus, according to the results of a test for Covid-19 the Minister for Health took on Tuesday. His Cabinet coll(...)

‘In the long term, a reform of established models of care for older people in Ireland is required,’ Hiqa chief Phelim Quinn said. Photograph: iStock

An immediate review of the oversight of nursing homes and extra powers for the regulator are required as Covid-19 continues to impact on the sector, a(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: the Government is “giving consideration” to the question of international travel. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Ireland’s travel “green list” will not be updated until the Government’s medium-term plan for living with Covid-19 has been published, Tánaiste Leo Va(...)

Gardaí passing a closed pub in Temple Bar, Dublin. File photograph: Leah Farrell/

And now for the tricky bit. After months of national solidarity during an abrupt but clearly defined lockdown, followed by a summer lull when transm(...)

Members of the public wearing face masks on Dublin’s Henry. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A new medium-term Government plan to deal with Covid-19 will be introduced on September 14th, Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has confirmed in the D(...)

A public awareness campaign for Covid-19 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Alan Betson

Today is my last day of restricted movements. I had to go to England a fortnight ago, did a very quick turnaround and headed straight back into rural (...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly (left) and acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn during a press briefing at Government Buildings in Dublin on August 21st. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A further 164 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic. No additional deaths were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team ((...)

Eamon Ryan said there was a lack of transparency around Phil Hogan’s movements around Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said the Government had lost confidence in EU Commissioner Phil Hogan because of the lack of immediate transparency (...)

Up to July 26th, the HSE said 983 people had been  isolated at the Citywest hotel and convention centre, with healthcare workers  “predominantly”  the ones to isolate there. Photograph: Getty Images

Fewer than 1,000 people have been placed in self-isolation at the 750-bedroom Citywest hotel convention centre outside Dublin, which has so far cost t(...)

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