Customers return to indoor dining at D&G’s Bistro Cafe at Smithfield Market in Belfast. Indoor hospitality and indoor visitor and cultural attractions may reopen in the North from Monday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Indoor hospitality and indoor visitor and cultural attractions reopened in Northern Ireland on Monday, in the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions. (...)

HSE chief executive Paul  Reid said   people in their 40s were already being called for their  vaccination. Photograph: Sam Boal / Photocall Ireland

There were 438 new cases of Covid-19 reported in the State on Sunday. The number of Covid patients in ICU rose by one to 43, with a total of 116 in ho(...)

The journey to England for abortion, for so long the most resonant symbol of a long-standing injustice, still, remarkably, persists. Photograph: iStock

A pregnant woman attends her 20-week scan excited and intrigued: will the baby be a boy or a girl? Will the baby be measuring small or large? The atmo(...)

The Minister said the Department of Health was ‘considering the role of advocacy and the role of family members’ in mental health services. File photograph: Getty

Minister for Mental Health Mary Butler is to propose new legislation next month to allow family members to be involved in the care of a relative recei(...)

Nphet is closely monitoring variants of concern and is concerned about possible higher transmissibility of the Indian variant, according to Dr Tony Holohan. File photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

The Indian variant of Covid-19 poses a threat to the progress made in suppressing the virus, according to chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan. The (...)

Outgoing Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster (left) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill both welcomed the easing of restrictions but said people must still follow public health advice.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ministers in the North have given the go-ahead for significant relaxation of the Covid-19 rules in Northern Ireland from Monday. From May 24th indoo(...)

Cybersecurity professionals said the decryption tool offered by the ransom gang to the HSE appears to be genuine. Photograph: iStock

The Government says no ransom will be paid to hackers who stole Health Service Executive data despite their threat to share files online from next Mon(...)

The Minister for Defence said the primary cybersecurity role of the Defence Forces was the protection of its own networks and systems. File photograph: Getty

Lives will be lost within the Irish health sector if the attack on the Health Service Executive and the fallout from it is not managed properly, accor(...)

The easiest way into a company’s system is through social engineering, by fooling employees into clicking on an infected link or opening a site that installs some malware on machines. Photograph: iStock

When news that the HSE had been hit by a major ransomware attack broke, there would have been plenty of companies around the State that knew exactly w(...)

A vaccinator draws up the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Hexham, England. File photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

The North’s Covid-19 vaccination programme has been extended to people aged between 25 and 29. The Department of Health in Northern Ireland announce(...)

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