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Covid-19 pandemic has hit many religious congregations very hard. Photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has said it does not know how many clergy live in congregated settings, which are to be targeted next week for Covi(...)

Hiqa published 22 reports following inspections of disability centres

A resident of a Galway disability centre who was known to be at high risk of absconding jumped from an upstairs bedroom window and fell to the ground,(...)

Antigen testing is faster than the laboratory-based PCR test but is considered to be less reliable. File photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is to make new antigen tests for Covid-19 available in hospitals later this week. It would be up to each hospital (...)

The administering of vaccines to 78,000 healthcare workers so far will permit more staff to remain in work even if they are identified as close contacts of positive Covid-19 cases in light of the new Hiqa advice provided to the National Public Health Emergency Team.

Healthcare workers who are close contacts of a confirmed Covid-19 case could, under new regulations, be exempted from restricting their movements if t(...)

Three people have died during an outbreak at the hospital which provides step-down rehabilitation care  and has a number of nursing home wards.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than a quarter of patients and residents at the Royal Hospital Donnybrook have tested positive for Covid-19 and three people have died during an (...)

At the Crannóg Nua special care facility in Portrane, Co Dublin, ‘all children described feeling safe,’ according to the Hiqa report. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Significant improvements in care provided to some of the most emotionally disturbed children are noted in two reports from the Health Information and (...)

There is help available for those seeking to quit smoking. Photograph: iStock

Smoking is the leading cause of avoidable death in Ireland, according to the Health Service Executive (HSE). January is Health Month in The(...)

Peter O’Connor, whose company Global Security Devices has seen  demand for contactless fever detection technology surge.

Irish company Global Security Devices (GSD) said demand for contactless fever detection technology has surged amid the growing numbers of coronavirus (...)

The outbreak at Gowran Abbey (above) is one of a number of large outbreaks in nursing homes in the county.

A Co Kilkenny nursing home says three of its residents have died from Covid-19 following a large outbreak of the virus in the facility. They are amon(...)

There were four new Covid-19 outbreaks at nursing homes during the week ending December 12th, a decline of one on the previous week. Photograph: Getty Images

A nursing home in Sandymount, Dublin 4, has recorded a number of deaths related to Covid-19 among residents and a number of infections amongst staff d(...)

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