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A garda patrols Portmarnock Beach on Thursday. Over the weekend, gardaí focused its operations on dispersing crowds at a number of beaches and beauty spots as large numbers gathered in coastal areas to enjoyed the sunshine. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has reported one further death from Covid-19 in its latest statement, bringing the total number of c(...)

A man photographs a street art mural by the artist ADW in Portarlington, Co Laois. Entitled ‘Is it Still raining? I hadn’t noticed’, the work deals with the issue of mental health during the Covid-19 lockdown. Photograph: PA

A further two people have died from Covid-19, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has reported in its latest statement. There have now (...)

Ryanair group chief executive Michael O’Leary said having travel controls at ports and airports when people could cross the border from Northern Ireland was not a quarantine, it was ‘simply political game playing’.

Public health expert Dr Gabriel Scally has rejected claims by Ryanair group chief executive Michael O’Leary that it is safe to fly again. Dr Scally s(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster (left) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, during the daily media broadcast at Stormont. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Like the Republic, Northern Ireland will take its “very tentative first steps” out of lockdown on Monday. With First Minister Arlene Foster reporting (...)

Chancellor Rishi Sunak making a statement in the Commons. He said that from August onwards  furloughed workers would be allowed to work part-time. Photograph: PA Wire

A panel of scientific experts has warned that allowing visitors from Ireland to enter Britain without undergoing quarantine could put British efforts (...)

An empty Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The Republic is to maintain its policy of asking all people arriving in the jurisdiction, including those arriving from Britain, to go into self-isola(...)

 Gardaí at  the Border checking  for non-essential travel. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A pattern is developing in relation to the geographical spread of Covid-19 cases across the Republic, with incidence generally rising the closer one m(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan: insists the experience of coronavirus disease across the island is similar and does not believe there has been any spillover from the North. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A sharp rise in the incidence of Covid-19 in counties near the Border is unlikely to be due to a “spillover” of infection from Northern Ireland, chief(...)

We can do it: a mural by the artist Emmalene Blake on a gate in Dublin thanks healthcare workers on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Intense discussions are taking place behind closed doors among politicians, health officials and others about when to begin reopening IRELAND, and (...)

A banner supporting the NHS on display in south Belfast. Restrictions put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus have been supported overwhelmingly across the whole of Ireland. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

It has been an enormously difficult few weeks, the like of which few of us have ever experienced. But another major challenge awaits us in our struggl(...)

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