Taoiseach Micheál Martin during a session of Dáil Éireann at the Convention Centre in Dublin’s City Centre. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A further 77 deaths of Covid-19 patients were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Saturday evening. This brings to 2,947(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith, chair of the State’s Covid-19 taskforce, said the issue of increasing the gap between vaccine doses had been discussed by the group in recent days. Photograph: Adam Warzawa/EPA

The State is to examine if the period between the two required doses of Covid-19 vaccinations could be extended in order to accelerate the rollout, as(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith, chair of the State’s Covid-19 taskforce, said the issue of increasing the gap between vaccine doses had been discussed by the group in recent days. Photograph: Adam Warzawa/EPA

The State is to examine if the period between the two required doses of Covid-19 vaccinations could be extended in order to accelerate the rollout, as(...)

Walkers in Howth, Dublin, as waves crash over the harbour wall File photograph: Collins

A status orange weather alert is in place for the entire country as Ireland braces itself for high winds and heavy rain as Atlantic Storm Brendan(...)

Photograph dated September 16th issued by Dawn Meats of balaclava-clad protesters gathered on a picket outside the Dawn Meats plant in Grannagh, Kilkenny. Photograph: PA

A “small minority” of farmers continuing to protest at meat factories around the country are threatening the entire Irish beef industry, a group repre(...)