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Researchers on the study strongly recommended that people still take the Covid-19 vaccine. File photograph: BioNTech SE 2020/PA Wire

People who are vaccinated against influenza may be partly protected against some of the severe effects of coronavirus, and be less likely to need emer(...)

An art installation ‘Frontline workers Honoured’ was displayed in Smithfield Square in Dublin last year. The Government is given active consideration to a bonus for staff for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Taoiseach has said.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government is giving “active consideration” to a bonus to reward frontline healthcare workers for their efforts throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. (...)

Education secretary Gavin Williamson told MPs that from August 16th, pupils will not have to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone who tests positive. Photograph: House of Commons/PA Wire

Boris Johnson’s government has announced the end of classroom bubbles in England after a surge in the number of children off school due to self-isolat(...)

Mr Waffle Cafe at Newcastle Road where Galway Community Cafe is based. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The team is setting up for the second life of Mr Waffle café in Galway city. By day it’s a popular and well-known spot opposite University Hospital G(...)

Duchess will now likely to miss the men’s and women’s final of Wimbledon at the weekend. Photograph: Karwai Tang/WireImag

The UK’s Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is having to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone who later tested positive for coronaviru(...)

Tennis fans wearing face masks during the Wimbledon championships in London. Photograph:   Aeltc-Pool/Getty Images

People will no longer be forced to wear facial coverings from July 19th as England ends its third Covid-19 lockdown, communities secretary Robert Jenr(...)

Local authorities may choose to set their own rules, such as Transport for London. Photograph: iStock

Ministers in the UK are planning to remove all mandatory mask and social-distancing restrictions in England on July 19th, but national guidance may st(...)

A total of 115 units of Rh Negative blood groups – O negative, A negative and B negative – are being collected in Manchester on Wednesday.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is importing a consignment of blood from the Blood Donation Service in England to address a current shorta(...)

More than 40%  of the global workforce is ready to resign at some point this year

When a British pilot named Paul Green lost his job last year, he did what so many other airline workers have done since the pandemic shattered their i(...)

Better funded than before, due to the crisis of the past 18 months, the HSE is also riding high in public esteem

What have we learned from the Covid-19 pandemic and can these lessons be applied to future healthcare provision? Experts prescribe the HSE’s b(...)

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