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 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(...)

Owner Dannielle Downes at the Foxy Chopper hair salon in Waterford city: “The world is slightly different. It’s a new era.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Dannielle Downes has thought of almost everything ahead of the reopening of Foxy Chopper hair salon on Gladstone Street in Waterford. A dedicated hand(...)

Customers waiting in line outside the Regent Barbers shop in Dublin on Monday. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty

The booths along the window seats at the Elephant & Castle restaurant in Churchtown, south Dublin were busy before lunchtime on Monday with perspe(...)

One public health expert said she would ‘stop short’ of close hugs. Photograph: iStock

As restrictions come down, social contacts will increase. Often, this will mean family members from outside the same household seeing each other for t(...)

Photograph: Getty

Epidemics of infectious diseases can be unpredictable but they often come in waves. History has left hard lessons showing that a virus can quickly ret(...)

Salthill beach during the heatwave in Galway on Monday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Gardaí around the country reported large gatherings of people at beaches and beauty spots on the Monday bank holiday despite restrictions on movement (...)

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(...)

A still from a video uploaded to social media at the weekend of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett meeting two friends in the Phoenix Park in Dublin

What happened at the weekend with the Taoiseach and his socialising in the Phoenix Park? A video of the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was posted by a member (...)

Prof Arnie Hill, of  the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, believes  Covid has expanded people’s interest in healthcare.

In 2008, a massive global recession gave the world a crash course in economics. Suddenly, credit default swaps, hedge funds and equity ratios (don’t a(...)

 Social distancing sign in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A debate has been happening in recent days on whether the recommended two metres of physical distancing with others to avoid the spread of the coronav(...)

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