Taoiseach Micheal Martin said it would take some days to assess the impact of the attack. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has insisted Ireland will not pay any ransom to hackers who attacked the state’s health service. Earlier, Minister of State(...)

Cars  line up at the RocDoc rapid Covid test centre based  at Dublin Airport on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A further 50 deaths of Covid-19 patients were reported on Friday as the chief medical officer warned of a newly identified variant identified in Brazi(...)

A commuter wearing a facemask on a Dublin Bus during the Covid-19 pandemic in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Members of the public are broadly complying with new rules that have made wearing face coverings on public transport mandatory, the National Transport(...)

The INMO said there were 483 patients awaiting admission to a hospital bed on trolleys  on Friday, down from nearly 600 on Thursday, and a record  677 on Wednesday

There were more than 2,400 patients on trolleys waiting for a hospital bed at some stage since the start of the new year, nurses have said. While th(...)