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(...)

  The HSE dropped legal actions against the State’s health regulator shortly after The Irish Times reported on them. File photograph:    John Stillwell/PA Wire

The HSE has dropped legal actions against the State’s health regulator over directions to restrict the number of residents at two of its long-term car(...)

Mr Justice Seamus Woulfe. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Supreme Court has asked former Chief Justice Susan Denham to review whether Mr Justice Seamus Woulfe should have attended the Oireachtas Golf Soci(...)

Niamh Kelly at the contact tracing centre in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

In the HSE’s national contract tracing centre in Galway, they are known by their shorthand “Call 1” and they are tough phone calls to make. Nobody wa(...)

Victoria State  officials knock on doors in Broadmeadows to check if people have any symptoms of Covid-19 disease and would like a test, in Melbourne, Australia. File photograph: EPA/Daniel Pockett

The number of Covid-19 clusters reported in private houses has reached 500, surging by 110 clusters - a 28 per cent increase - in a single day, new of(...)

A man wearing a protective face mask walking past signage advising the use of face coverings. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Department of Health has reported no new Covid-19 deaths and just six new confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease. The total number of deaths (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris met the dental association on Friday morning.

Dentists will be able to reopen for routine services if they can adhere to newly published infection control guidance, the Department of Health has co(...)

Latest figures  put the number of nursing home fatalities at 798, or 54.4 per cent of all 1,467 deaths.

Same-day Covid-19 testing and restriction on visitor times and numbers could allow the State’s nursing homes to reopen safely to visitors, the represe(...)

The shipment is the latest in a series of consignments paid for by U2 from a €10 million donation

A third flight carrying two million face masks and 32,000 surgical gowns for Irish healthcare workers, purchased by rock band U2, landed at Dublin Air(...)

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