Philip Nolan

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Ireland has one of the highest take-up rates for the Covid-19 vaccine, according to new data. File photograph: Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg

More than 800 posts containing misinformation, or which were potentially harmful to people’s health, have been reported by the HSE to social medi(...)

A Department of Health source said there is ‘concern but not alarm’ at current trends. File photograph: The Irish Times

Fears are growing that Ireland could have up to 2,000 cases of coronavirus a day by the end of the month amid an earlier-than-expected surge caused by(...)

Outdoor dining in Dublin this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Everybody has been wrong in this pandemic. With its modelling of the Delta variant and its judgment to pause reopening, let us hope this is the turn o(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said the State wasfacing “a significant wave of Delta-driven transmission and we are going to be in the same situation in that respect as all of the rest of western Europe”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The country has been warned to brace itself for a new surge in Covid-19 infections as the Government scrambles to roll out vaccines to younger people.(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer.  File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A concerning increase in recent Covid-19 infections driven by the Delta variant indicates a fourth wave of the pandemic is now beginning in Ireland, t(...)

Prof Philip Nolan posted tweets setting out the projections his team made and the reasons behind them. Photograph: Colin Keegan

A death toll of between 545 and 1,230 due to increased socialising and the impact of the highly transmissible Delta variant is considered more likely (...)

Prof Philip Nolan, chair of the National Public Health Emergency Team epidemiological modelling advisory group.

The general resumption of indoor services in pubs and restaurants that had originally been planned for next week would have risked significant surges (...)

Prof Philip Nolan noted there was hope and optimism as we come to the end of the week with the 14-day cumulative incidence of disease below 100 cases per 100,000 of the population for the first time since December 17th last year. File photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Over two thirds of eligible adults will have received one dose of Covid-19 vaccine by this weekend, while one third will have been fully vaccinated, (...)

Sarah Durcan, the  Social Democrats’ candidate in Dublin Bay South, launching her byelection campaign outside the Dáil on Wednesday, flanked by Róisín Shortall. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An action-packed day on the political front. It was all go around Leinster House. TDs belting onto the plinth for all manner of media opportunities, (...)

Last January, at the peak of the third wave of the pandemic, more than 2,000 people were hospitalised with coronavirus.

A further 319 Covid-19 cases have been reported in the State. The Department of Health on Friday said there were 60 Covid-19 patients in hospital wit(...)

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