Sarah Doyle

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HSE chief executive  Paul Reid and specialist in public health medicine Dr Sarah Doyle: So far, the HSE has trained about 725 people, largely from various Civil Service departments, to carry out contact tracing. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 1,000 staff from across the public service will, in the coming weeks, be involved in tracing the contacts of those who test positive for Cov(...)

Richard Quinlan, chief ambulance officer for north Leinster and advanced paramedic, with a  Covid-19 testing kit. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There are now about 40,000 people in Ireland waiting for a test for the coronavirus, the HSE has said. At a briefing on Sunday the HSE’s chief operat(...)

The HSE said on Thursday that there was no confirmed case of Covid 19 in Ireland at present. It said 78 people had been tested for the virus up until last Monday. Photograph: iStock

The coronavirus, Covid-19, has been officially designated a notifiable disease in Ireland. On foot of an order signed on Thursday by the Minister fo(...)

Martin Keating: “Further education can be a great stepping stone into college, or a worthwhile education in its own right.”

Close, but not quite there. The past few days would have been a tough time for students who missed out on their CAO choice. But there are many student(...)

Newborn babies do not respond optimally to most vaccines due to their immature immune system. Photograph: Nicole S Young/E+/Getty

Irish scientists have discovered a distinct immune response system in newborn babies, which could lead to a reduction in the age at which vaccines can(...)

TUI general secretary  John McGabhann: he said  members should tell politicians that neither they nor their families would support any election candidate or party until pay equality for recently-recruited teachers was secured :

Delegates attending the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) annual conference gave a standing ovation to a group of teachers appointed after 2011 who tol(...)

 Pictured at the Irish Research Council announcement were: (l to r) Prof Ursula Kilkelly, member of the council; Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills; Laureate awardee, Dr Dawn Walsh, University College Dublin and Laureate awardee and  Dr Larisa Florea, Dublin City University.  Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The Government has moved to substantially increase “frontier research” by allocating €30 million to third level institutions in 36 projects approved b(...)

More power: This was the first time I sat in a room and felt the very real power of a group of women supporting each other

This week I attended an empowered women workshop. With International Women’s Day just around the corner, and new adventures on the horizon, it felt li(...)

“Self-help books are  an industry, and the author is earning a livelihood. They are selling a hot topic, and often an extreme of something.”

Many years ago, after a break-up, a well-meaning friend gave me a book about embracing single life and finding empowerment within. I’ll admit to nev(...)

Floral print shirt by Issey Miyake from ‘me Issey Miyake Cauliflower, 2016’ collection.

In a remote part of west Mayo in the early 1980s, an old lace-making school that had been converted into a knitting factory was making sweaters for Ke(...)

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