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World Health Organisation (WHO) health emergencies programme director Dr Mike Ryan. File photograph: AFP via Getty Images.

An estimated 750 million, or 10 per cent of the world’s population, have been infected by Covid-19, World Health Organisation (WHO) official Dr Mike R(...)

Cormac Ó hEadhra and Sarah McInerney had their news chops put to the test on Monday. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

It’s Monday on Freshers’ Week, and there’s a giddy atmosphere as the new arrivals from Galway get to know each other. Indeed, so pumped is Cormac Ó hE(...)

Dr Mike Ryan said lockdowns are ‘not a sustainable solution’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Divisions over how to fight Covid-19 risk causing an “existential breach in public trust” that will make it impossible to contain the pandemic, World (...)

People  outside a disco bar in Wuhan in September as life there returns to normal. We must not let stories invite us to circle the wagons and close off our hearts. Photograph: Getty Images

Humans are meaning-making creatures. We want to find a narrative – a story – to make sense of the coronavirus crisis that has engulfed the world. Ther(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf: ‘Lenders still have the discretion to extend payment breaks under their normal toolkit (for problem loans), but I think we’re now probably getting to the point where it’s starting to become more than a payment break.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Gabriel Makhlouf, the Central Bank of Ireland’s governor of 12 months, has not been immune to time taking on a whole new meaning in the world of Covid(...)

The Global Ireland conference on Wednesday heard from Dr Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) health emergencies programme.

Dr Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) health emergencies programme, said there was “not a guarantee” a coronavirus vaccine would(...)

Dublin GP Nuala O’Farrell describes the virus as ‘the imitator of all known diseases’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Claire Twomey’s coronavirus journey started mildly enough – and hasn’t stopped. “Initially, it was only a headache, and sinus pain last March, and I (...)

The majority of cases of Covid-19 in Ireland in the past two weeks have been among the under-45s. Photograph: iStock

"It is hard to put your life on hold, especially when your adult life is potentially just before you,” the World Health Organisation’s Dr Mike Ryan sa(...)

Toners Pub in Dublin serves food and has reopened. ‘Wet pubs’ must stay closed, the Government said on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

In the absence of a vaccine, policymakers have had to rely on controlling consumer behaviour to halt the spread of coronavirus. No matter how some mig(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Taoiseach Micheál Martin ahead of the post-Cabinet press briefing.  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

If anything is clear at this stage about Covid-19, it is that the disease is here to stay. The prospect of a vaccine being developed is an alluring o(...)

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