Ireland temporarily suspended the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine last weekend. Photograph: Luong Thai Linh/EPA

Ireland temporarily suspended the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine last weekend, but other EU countries moved ahead of the State while others f(...)

Five outbreaks of Covid-19 in nursing homes were reported during the sixth reporting week of the year, down from 47 five weeks earlier, according to new data. File photograph: iStock

In a sign of declining infections and the potential benefit from vaccinations, the number of new Covid-19 cases linked to hospital and nursing home ou(...)

An unaccompanied freight truck is loaded on to the Brittany Ferries ferry Cap Finistere, before departing for Cherbourg from Rosslare Europort, which has ramped up direct routes to mainland Europe since Brexit.  Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Rosslare Europort recorded a record increase in European freight volumes in January as more businesses chose direct ferries with mainland Europe to av(...)

The Coombe maternity hospital in Dublin: 16 relatives of staff at the hospital  received leftover doses of vaccines  which the hospitals have said would have otherwise gone to waste.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The board of the Coombe hospital in Dublin has ordered an independent review into how family members of employees received Covid-19 vaccines. In a st(...)

The State faces a hospitals emergency after the Government’s relaxation of coronavirus Christmas restrictions

Nobody thought it would be this bad. Had we known then what we know now. There was huge demand to reopen the country. People had been locked in for No(...)

Trucks pass through a customs post at Dublin Port as new arrangements come into force. Photograph: PA

Most lorry drivers arriving on ferries from Britain at Dublin Port in the hours after Brexit came into effect did not know whether they had to go thro(...)

A staff member at Mary’s Hospital in the Phoenix Park raised concerns over access to personal protective equipment  early in the pandemic in a protected disclosure on May 6th. Photograph: Eric Luke

An investigator examining a whistleblower’s concerns about Covid-19 protections at a HSE-run nursing home in Dublin has been asked to examine whether (...)

Brexit: ‘A deal would be terrible; a no-deal would be absolutely unbearable’

Businesses cannot fully prepare for Brexit until they know what rules will apply on trading with Britain after it takes effect on January 1st, the Oir(...)

Nursing homes have endured the worst of the coronavirus pandemic with residents of care facilities accounting for more than half of almost 1,900 deaths from Covid-19 in the State. Photograph: Getty

Family members of residents of a nursing home affected by a severe coronavirus outbreak were not given the opportunity to be with their relatives when(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney meets US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney at Dept of Foreign Affairs, Iveagh House

Donald Trump’s envoy for Northern Ireland has downplayed the risk of a UK law threatening the peace agreement saying the bill was “a safety net” in ca(...)

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