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Empty shelves in Tesco, Banbridge, Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Government officials have raised queries with the European Commission about post-Brexit “rules of origin” restrictions that are disrupting supply chai(...)

 The HSE said on Thursday   there were 142 nursing home Covid-19 outbreaks and it was monitoring 103 closely as many residents await the  rollout of vaccines. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Bloomberg

Clarity is being urgently sought from State health officials on whether nursing home residents not infected by Covid-19 in significant outbreaks can (...)

Prof John Bates, a consultant in intensive care medicine at University Hospital Galway (UHG), said that the vaccination of healthcare workers ‘cannot happen fast enough’ as hospitals deal with rapid increases in people with the virus being admitted.

An accelerated rollout of Covid-19 vaccines to frontline healthcare workers is “absolutely crucial” to managing a surging third wave of the pandemic, (...)

Lorries leave the Stena Line terminal at Belfast Harbour on January 1st. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The first week of post-Brexit life in Ireland has been a difficult, stressful time for traders, hauliers and State officials trying to navigate seas o(...)

Droimnín Nursing Home in Stradbally, Co Laois. It detected the first Covid-19 infection on December 29th in a resident who had been discharged from hospital. Photograph: Droimnín Nursing Home/Facebook

A Dublin nursing home is battling a Covid-19 outbreak that has infected 21 residents and five staff, and resulted in the deaths of two residents. El(...)

Maura Byrne, has become the first nursing home resident in the country to receive a Covid-19 vaccination. Photograph: Anthony Edwards, Clinical Photographer, St James’s Hospital

A 95-year-old Dublin woman, who lost her husband to coronavirus, has become the first nursing home resident in the country to receive a Covid-19 vacci(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said vaccinations will be increased to 40,000 per week as more supplies become available. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The acceleration of the Covid-19 vaccination programme should allow people in all 582 nursing homes in the country to be inoculated by the middle of n(...)

 There were 56 seriously ill patients in intensive care units with Covid-19 on Saturday night. FIle photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA

The number of Covid-19 cases detected in the Republic has surpassed the 100,000 mark after another daily record of infections was set on Sunday. The (...)

DFDS ship Optima Seaways  doing berthing trials earlier this week at Rosslare Europort, in preparation for the new direct service to Dunkirk.

The first day of sailings on the new direct ferry service by shipping operator DFDS between Rosslare and Dunkirk in France are fully booked, the compa(...)

Stena Line brought forward the planned doubling of ferry sailings and capacity on its ships on the direct service between Rosslare and Cherbourg in response to congestion.

The first direct sailing to mainland Europe operated by shipping company Stena Line after Brexit comes into effect is fully booked, the company has sa(...)

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