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HSE CEO Paul Reid at Thursday’s media briefing in UCD. Photograph: Leah Farrell / Photocall Ireland

The HSE has defended its decision to suspend serial testing in meat plants to meet the surge in referrals for Covid-19 tests from GPs for people showi(...)

 Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn   at a Covid-19 update press conference at the Department of Health. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A lack of publicly available information hampers the proper understanding of current trends in relation to Covid-19, in particular the focus on rising(...)

Conor Murray in action against Leinster. Munster remained blindly committed to the box kick tho little effect at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes. Let’s look at these Pro14 semi-finals from two wildly contrasting perspectives: the diehard Ulster(...)

Given the ban on bar counter seating, some small pubs may not be able to guarantee even one metre physical distancing between customers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On Tuesday, Cabinet gave the green light for all so-called “wet pubs” (pubs which do not serve food) to reopen from September 21st, seven months after(...)

Customers enjoy a pint and a glass of wine after a meal at The Duke pub on Dublin’s Duke Street on Tuesday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Public health experts are not toasting the Government’s go-ahead for “wet” pubs to re-open. “I’m surprised at the decision, given the case numbers ar(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A further 307 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been notified to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), it said on Tuesday evening. This b(...)

Chief executive of the FSAI Dr Pamela Byrne: essential for adequate pest control systems and robust food hygiene practices to be put in place

Ireland’s food safety watchdog issued just two enforcement orders in August with a retailer in Cork and a small meat processing plant in Limerick sanc(...)

Traineeships are available in a wide selection or roles ranging from horticulture to engineering, fashion and beauty.

We’re all having to be adaptable during Covid-19. The certainties of both education and employment are melting away. More remote working requiring ver(...)

Matthew Casey: ‘If I’d gone to college it would have taken four years for the degree and another three-and-a-half for the chartered training contract.’  Photograph: Billy MacGill

During the last recession apprenticeship numbers plummeted from a high of 20,000 to just 1,000. With another downturn looming, could that happen again(...)

 Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer  at a Covid -19 update press conference at the Department of Health on Monday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Public anxiety about Covid-19 has risen again to levels not seen since last April, public health officials have said. Three out of four people now sa(...)

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