Ronan Glynn

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 Dr Ronan Glynn, right, gave  Nphet members a  dressing down this week over the amount of times ‘Nphet sources’ are quoted in the media. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Spare a thought for the poor members of Nphet, many plucked from the groves of Academe or harvested from the higher echelons of the HSE and Civil Serv(...)

Ms Foley said 1,785 teachers, special needs assistants and other support staff applied for a Covid-19 risk assessment

More than 900 teachers who are highly vulnerable to Covid-19 have been permitted to work from home following risk assessments, Minister for Education (...)

Halloween understandably remains a highlight of most children’s year.

Adults may love it or hate it, but Halloween is a highlight of most children’s year. Trick or treating (often with very few tricks on offer) is an a(...)

Operation Fanacht on the roads this week: westbound traffic on the M4 between Leixlip and Maynooth. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said something puzzling recently. He pointed out that Belgium took into account “hospitalisations, ICU capacity and . . . deaths(...)

Hiqa is monitoring 133 homes which have reported confirmed cases and 118 homes with suspected cases, up from 22 homes with confirmed cases and 22 with suspected cases a month ago. Photograph: iStock

Nursing home residents who have recently tested positive for coronavirus are “largely well and asymptomatic” but it is “a time of heightened vigilance(...)

People wearing facemasks on Grafton Street, Dublin this week. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Almost 400 private homes experienced outbreaks of Covid-19 last week, according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. The 395 clusters of the(...)

Blackrock celebrate with the trophy after winning the Cork SHC Final against Glen Rovers at Páirc Uí Chaoimh last Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In his last few days as acting chief medical officer, Dr Ronan Glynn could have been forgiven a surge of schadenfreude. Having faced a belligerent dem(...)

Prof Philip Nolan, chair of  NPHET, Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy CMO,  and Dr Tony Holohan, CMO arriving at Government Buildings for the meeting with party leaders.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

By the time the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) met on Sunday, one thing was clear: the measures in Dublin to curb the spread of Covid-1(...)

GAA president John Horan. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

GAA president John Horan was asked last week by the then acting chief medical officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, to request greater compliance from the associat(...)

 Gardaí  performing random vehicle checks amid coronavirus restrictions in the village of Muff, Co Donegal, on the border with Northern Ireland, in recent days. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Ten more people in the State with coronavirus have died, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed, while there are 613 new confirme(...)

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