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Prof Alistair Nichol, who is leading the trial in Ireland, said ethical clearance was expected to be granted this week. Photograph: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

Critically ill Irish patients with Covid-19 in intensive care units (ICU) are to take part in a global clinical trial evaluating potential treatments (...)

Defence Forces vehicles transport personal protective equipment from  Dublin Airport after its arrival from China. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government should consider closing the country’s borders to prevent new coronavirus infections coming into the State, one of the leading infectiou(...)

Keeping older and sick people “cocooned” for a fortnight will reduce the number of them needing ICU beds. Photograph: Getty Images

The best explanation to understand how Covid-19 threatens the State’s ability to offer an intensive care bed to the seriously ill is the riddle of the(...)

The healthcare worker who died worked in the east of the country. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A healthcare worker has died after contracting coronavirus in the Republic. The Irish Times has learned that the healthcare worker worked in the east(...)

Ventilators have proved vital in Italy.

The HSE is stocking up on new ventilators to prepare for more people in respiratory distress from coronavirus, but medics have raised concerns about s(...)

 Clara Caslin, a 23-year-old student: ‘I knew that something was seriously wrong but I tried to hide it because I was afraid of the doctor.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

In September 2011, I started suffering from extreme stomach cramps, diarrhoea and fever which, over time, continued to get worse. I knew that somethin(...)

John Power: ‘It is important as a leader to create a vision that people buy in to.’

I left school at 16 and trained originally as a draughtsman, gaining my design engineering qualification and later an MBA through night school. So, my(...)

With only 5% of policies fully covering emergency care in private hospitals, the vast majority of those who become seriously ill while undergoing treatment in private hospitals are in danger of being financially penalised or denied care. Photograph: The Irish Times

People could die because health insurance companies do not fully cover emergency care in private hospitals for patients who suffer complications while(...)

Clockwise: Dr James Crew, chairman of the Sanata Clara Valley Medical Centre and Berkeley survivors Niall Murray; Hannah Waters; Aoife Beary; and a recovering  Clodagh Cogley

The brain injury and spinal cord centre at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 80km south of San Francisco, is busy with doctors, nurses and suppor(...)

Dhara Kivlehan (left), who lived with her husband Michael (right) in Dromahair, Co Leitrim, died in the Royal Victoria hospital, Belfast, in September 2010, a week after giving birth at  Sligo Regional Hospital.

An obstetric registrar at Sligo Regional Hospital found that Dhara Kivlehan was in acute renal failure on September 22nd, 2010, six days before her de(...)

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