The recommendation is outlined in a report by scientists leading the on-going Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (Tilda). Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP via Getty

Regular aerobic or moderate exercise in weeks and months prior to Covid-19 vaccination can help improve antibody responses post vaccination in older p(...)

 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 (...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said the number of people in ICU with the same illness is “unheard of” for healthcare staff who are struggling with the surge. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A total of 77,303 Covid-19 vaccines have already been administered, with 69,378 vaccinations going to frontline healthcare staff, HSE chief executive (...)

It is “quite unpredictable” why the virus was “particularly virulent in one particular facility versus another.” Photograph: iStock

It is “quite unpredictable” why Covid-19 is “particularly virulent in one particular facility versus another,” a senior HSE adviser for older persons (...)

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control had issued an alert about 230 suspected cases of a new paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome linked to Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

Seven children in the State have been investigated for a “very rare” Kawasaki-like syndrome potentially linked to Covid-19, Dr Tony Holohan has said. (...)

 HSE chief operations officer Anne O’Connor  speaking in Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Seventy-five long-term residential care facilities are dealing with category “red” outbreaks of coronavirus and facing problems such as serious staff (...)