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The Doras report criticises the State for failing to initially consider people in direct provision in its Covid-19 response, noting that residents continue to share bedrooms and communal facilities. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mental-health supports and services are urgently needed for vulnerable people who continue to live in direct provision while the Government lays out p(...)

‘I saw four people coming and going . . . if people are being pressurised to come into the office, it isn’t here.’ File photograph: Getty

Like most of the people that are lucky enough to be able to do so, I have worked from home for the vast bulk of the time since March. On the odd occas(...)

  Oaklands Nursing Home in Listowel, where  six residents who tested positive for the virus have died. Photograph: The Kerry’s Eye

All but one of the 24 residents still at a nursing home in Co Kerry that was taken over by the HSE following a court order have tested positive for co(...)

Oakland’s Nursing Home, near Listowel in Co Kerry, pictured earlier this month. Photograph courtesy of Kerrys Eye

The HSE has taken over a north Kerry nursing home on Thursday evening and is making alternative arrangements for its elderly residents on foot of an o(...)

In the North it has been estimated that opening schools would add 0.2 to the reproduction number, but no such calculations have been done in the Republic. Photograph: Getty Images

Eight months into the pandemic and we still know worryingly little about where cases occur most frequently and where risk is highest. With over one-q(...)

 A protester wears women’s briefs as a face mask during a demonstration against German coronavirus restrictions in Berlin, Germany. Photgraph: EPA

Indoor, high-occupancy and poorly ventilated spaces present an increased risk of Covid-19 transmission, the State’s health watchdog has warned. This (...)

The Ryevale Nursing Home in Co Kildare  recorded 40 confirmed or suspected coronavirus deaths and 58 residents and 69n staff became infected, in what was one of the worst virus  outbreaks affecting a care facility during the pandemic.

One Kildare nursing home recorded 40 confirmed or suspected coronavirus deaths with a further 58 residents becoming infected, according to new inspect(...)

Many of the Covid-19 vaccines currently in development focus on generating a strong neutralising antibody response to provide protection from infection

Regular boosters may be needed for a vaccine against Covid-19 due to people’s antibody response to the disease declining over time, new information pr(...)

Mary Dunnion of Hiqa. Photograph: Tom Honan

The State’s health regulator has questioned the Department of Health about why residents at some nursing homes where staff tested positive for Covid-1(...)

A spokesman for State airport operator DAA said it would be possible to have a testing facility up and running at Dublin Airport in a matter of days.  Photograph: Kate Geraghty

International travel will become easier to some countries after a Government decision that will allow Covid-19 testing for passengers passing through (...)

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