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Moderna is unlikely to be a game changer in the fight against the pandemic – for now at least. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The approval of the Moderna Covid vaccine on Wednesday gives European governments another tool to try to suppress a surge in the virus that has led to(...)

A doctor receiving Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine at Hartford hospital in Connecticut. The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has been approved for distribution in Ireland and other EU member states.  Photograph:  Getty Images

As we face into a Christmas like no other there is at least the promise that we may not have to endure such a festive season again. Rapidly rising nu(...)

A vial of the the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Kobi Wolf/ Bloomberg

Ireland will receive up to 9,750 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the week after the European Union gave the green light to the vaccine dev(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson attends a virtual press conference inside 10 Downing Street on December 2nd, when Britain became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use. Photograph: John Sibley/Pool/AFP

Pfizer will start shipping the Covid vaccine it developed with German group BioNTech to the UK next week after its Medicines and Healthcare products R(...)

Pfizer manufacturing operations related to the Covid vaccine at the Pfizer bioNtek in Puurs, Belgium. Photograph: Pfizer

Three Covid vaccines are now before US and European regulators seeking approval for use in the general population. Some countries are ready to start v(...)

Drinkers at a Cork pub, following the re-opening of ‘wet pubs’ outside Dublin in September. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Covid infection rates in three Irish cities jumped a fortnight after wet pubs reopened in September, according to an EY study. The Sunday Times repo(...)

The Fixtures Calendar Review Task Force  released their updated report on Wednesday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The coronavirus pandemic has had the effect of hot-housing arguably the most radical reforms in the history of the GAA intercounty championships. On (...)

Yoga and Pilates studio owner Colm Walsh: ‘I’ll have to get another job, even though I still have to run a business which paid over €100,000 in income tax and VAT last year’

“Disproportionate” and “devastating” were the reactions among business owners who responded when The Irish Times asked how their business would survi(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Low-income families will benefit most from measures outlined in Budget 2021 earlier this week, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute(...)

Stephen Kenny looks on as Aaron Connoly tries to win possession during Ireland’s defeat to Finland. Photograph: Kalle Parkkinen/Inpho

Finland had just scored a confusing goal apparently out of the blue, and all the Irish people watching on TV, who weren’t quite sure what had happened(...)

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