Tony Holohan

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Ischgl is a swish and popular ski resort in southern Austria – and a perfect petri dish for the spread of the new coronavirus. Photograph: Getty Images

February 29th, 2020 The first confirmed case of coronavirus in Ireland. The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) confirms it is a “male in t(...)

Doctors and scientists need to get better at translating science into knowledge that people need, said Mike Ryan. File photograph: EPA

The Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on mental health “has not been counted yet” but will have an effect “for many years to come”, the World Health Organisa(...)

the awful, dehumanising phrase “elderly person with an underlying health condition” gave some people a false sense of security

Covid-19 has been a moving target from the start. Here are some of the early misconceptions that were challenged by emerging new evidence - and someti(...)

  A Covid patient is transferred   along the hospital corridors with medical staff  at St Vincent’s hospital in March 2020. One year one, the virus has caused some 4,000 deaths and infected more than 200,000 in the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson

One year on from the first detected case of Covid-19 in the repubLIc, Three lockdowns and three waves of disease Have changed Irish society beyond (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin at Government Buildings in Dublin this week, where he addressed the nation on the latest Covid plan. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

For the two big Coalition parties, the last week of February became the week of the Big V. Not Vaccines, nor Variants, though both were writ large as (...)

Claudia Carroll: somehow, by some miracle, might my little play get to see the light of day?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone is struggling through lockdown. But spare a thought for the theatres. Live performance has effect(...)

Empty classrooms: “For more than 80 years our education system has been fragmented by history, meaning that it now lacks any sense of agility.” File photograph: iStock

One of the few benefits of the school closures is that it has highlighted several structural problems in our education system. These problems run deep(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan by the casket of his wife, Dr Emer Feely, as it arrives for her funeral Mass at St Pius X Church, Terenure, Dublin. Photograph: Damien Storan/PA Wire

Dr Emer Feely, the wife of chief medical officer Tony Holohan, was “a ray of sunshine that could brighten up the dullest of Mondays”, her daughter tol(...)

Dr Emer Feely, a specialist in public health medicine and a medical graduate of UCD, had been battling a terminal form of blood cancer, multiple myeloma, since 2012. Photograph: RIP

The death has occurred of Emer Feely, the wife of the State’s chief medical officer Tony Holohan, after a long illness. Dr Feely, a specialist in pub(...)

The first case of Covid-19 was described in December 2019 and since then  several very effective vaccines have been developed. Photograph: Roger Kisby/Bloomberg

Let me give you two sets of names: (A) Tony Holohan, Paul Reid, Sam McConkey, Fergal Bowers; (B) Ugur Sahin, Ozlem Tureci, Katalin Kariko, Hamilton Be(...)

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