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The HSE said on Thursday that there was no confirmed case of Covid 19 in Ireland at present. It said 78 people had been tested for the virus up until last Monday. Photograph: iStock

The coronavirus, Covid-19, has been officially designated a notifiable disease in Ireland. On foot of an order signed on Thursday by the Minister fo(...)

A passenger  leaves on foot after dismembarking the Diamond Princess cruise ship  in quarantine due to fears of the new Covid-19 coronavirus in Yokohama on Wednesday. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of quarantined passengers aboard a cruise ship docked in Yokohama walked on dry land on Wednesday for the first time in two weeks, amid growi(...)

Recruitment company Indeed this week sent more than 1,000 Irish-based staff home over concerns that an employee might have contracted the virus. They returned after a few days when the staff member got the all-clear. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

And so an eerie calm prevails. Battle has been joined in faraway places, and the devastation has been immense. But for now Ireland, while conscious of(...)

 A dog wears a muzzle  in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Getty Images

Sixty-five people suspected of having the new coronavirus have been tested in Ireland, the Department of Health has said, but all results were negativ(...)

MTR train passengers in Hong Kong wearing masks: The UK has warned its citizens to report flu-like symptoms if flying back from nine Asian countries. Photograph: Billy HC Kwok/New York Times

A divergence in the approach to handling a potential outbreak of coronavirus on either side of the Border is causing concern within the health service(...)

Laboratory technicians work on samples from people to be tested for the new coronavirus in Wuhan. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

There have been over 30 suspected cases of coronavirus in Ireland so far, with children among those tested, it has emerged. The suspected cases were (...)

Information in German, English and Chinese  about the  Coronavirus at  Tegel airport in Berlin. Photograph:  Andreas Gora/DPA/AFP

The risk of coronavirus cases occurring here remains moderate and Ireland is well prepared for any outbreak, according to the Health Service Executive(...)

Prof Henry Kitchener, lead assessor with the Royal College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians, at today’s meeting of the Oireachtas health committee. Photograph: Oireachtas/PA Wire

The authors of an independent review of tests made under the CervicalCheck screening programme have defended their work following criticism from patie(...)

 Terri Martin, Waterford and Mary Dalton, Dublin, members of Mesh Survivors Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Women suffering health complications from vaginal mesh implants have called for an audit of the use of the devices in advance of a meeting with Minist(...)

Dr Tony Holohan wrote to Ms Walsh last March, taking exception to remarks she allegedly made to a journalist criticising his role in the CervicalCheck controversy. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Labour has called on Minister for Health Simon Harris to explain the “appalling treatment” of a leading patient advocate by his department. This foll(...)

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