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A man wearing a face mask walks past an entrance to Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Covid-19 testing and tracing systems in the North and the Republic have come under increased strain due to a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in recen(...)

The Peace Bridge in Derry. The Stormont Executive announced a wide-ranging series of restrictions for the Derry City and Strabane Council area this week in an effort to stem rising Covid-19 infection numbers. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Almost 1,000 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the North on Friday in the largest daily increase since the pandemic began. According to the (...)

A woman walks past a sign in Stranorlar, Co Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne

The acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn and his Northern Ireland counterpart Dr Michael McBride have appealed for people to avoid unnecessary (...)

The INMO said its executive was “urgently seeking talks to establish how many extra nursing and midwifery posts will be funded over the coming year - particularly in winter”.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Nurses and midwives have warned the Government that their continued co-operation in the health service over the winter “should not be taken for grante(...)

 Health Minister Robin Swann: said he could not ‘find words to adequately describe the scale of this betrayal of trust, this scandal.’ Photograph:  Matt Mackey/PA Wire

A public inquiry is to be held into allegations of abuse of vulnerable patients by staff at a hospital near Antrim. The North’s health minister, Rob(...)

An electron microscope image of the Sars-cov-2 virus, which causes Covid-19. Photograph: US National Institutes of Health via AP

The rate of new coronavirus infections in Northern Ireland is now “significantly higher” than in the Republic of Ireland or the UK as a whole, the Nor(...)

People pass graffiti in Dublin City centre. Photograph: Tom Honan

There were no further deaths of people from Covid-19 but an additional 56 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in the State, the National P(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally is a member of the ‘Zero-Covid Island’ group. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Ireland urgently needs to move to a “zero-Covid” policy in order to avert long-term “social and economic catastrophe”, leading Irish scientists have w(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: court-focused process “doesn’t lead to what patients and families really want, which is to know the truth, for someone to say sorry and ensure that it doesn’t happen to anyone else again”.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The author of the State’s report into the CervicalCheck controversy has said there should be a mechanism to address the grievances of the women affect(...)

 Minister for  Transport Eamon Ryan at Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The rollout of a mandatory quarantine regime for people arriving here from outside the State would not be effective due to difficulty securing agreeme(...)

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