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Ciara Kelly’s medical background combines with her confidence as a broadcaster to good effect. Photograph: Tom Honan

Not so long ago, celebrating Christmas in January was solely the province of those working for cheapskate companies allergic to shelling out for festi(...)

Prof Sam McConkey  addresses the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee by video link. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

Health experts have insufficient information to establish where people are getting infected with Covid-19, an Oireachtas committee heard on Wednesday.(...)

The Restaurants Association of Ireland said it was ‘shocked by the decision of NPHET to recommend to Cabinet that all indoor dining close in Dublin for the next few weeks. Photograph: iStock

Pubs that serve food and restaurants will only be permitted to open in Dublin if they have outdoor dining facilities, or for takeaway services, under (...)

Rapid testing turnaround times, especially as people have to go for repeat tests over the winter, will become increasingly important. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

By Monday morning, GPs’ WhatsApp groups were buzzing with worrying signs of what would become apparent to the rest of the country the following evenin(...)

Customers enjoy a pint and a glass of wine after a meal at The Duke pub on Dublin’s Duke Street on Tuesday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Public health experts are not toasting the Government’s go-ahead for “wet” pubs to re-open. “I’m surprised at the decision, given the case numbers ar(...)

If outbreaks are to be managed in schools the way they have been managed in nursing homes, direct provision centres and meat plants, there is little to inspire confidence. Photograph: George Frey/Bloomberg

Test, trace, isolate. These three things are vital to the containment of Covid-19. As schools begin to reopen from August 25th, there are grave worrie(...)

The pool party and music festival at  Maya Beach water park in Wuhan, China last Saturday, which was  attended by 15,000 people. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

While Ireland blew its head gasket this week over a boisterous brunch party attended by 51 young people in Berlin/D2 bar in Dublin, in Wuhan they held(...)


As Sarah McInerney serves out her final week as presenter of RTÉ Radio 1’s coveted mid-morning slot, it appears that Montrose management have missed a(...)

Paul Reid said on Thursday that comments by Eamon Ryan that the testing and tracing system had been ‘caught off guard’ last week do not reflect what happened. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

HSE chief executive Paul Reid has rejected claims that the Covid-19 testing and contact tracing system was “falling apart”, saying that such comments (...)

Weddings with up to 50 attendees are still allowed despite new coronavirus restrictions. File photograph: Getty Images

You can attend a wedding with strangers but not have seven friends over for a garden party. You can send your children to school on a bus but are adv(...)

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