Brian Maccraith

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British journalist and former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger. Photograph:   Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images

And then there were nine. Alan Rusbridger has resigned from the Government’s Future of Media Commission to spend more time with his piano, leaving jus(...)

The number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 has continued to fall. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 400 young people in over 220 households were infected in a Covid-19 outbreak that started among students in the west, the National Public He(...)

 HSE chief executive Paul Reid said infections among the most vulnerable and healthcare workers were hugely decreasing. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A further 25 people have died from the Covid-19 pandemic, while another 566 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported by the Department of Heal(...)

Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A further 14 deaths of Covid-19 patients were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Tuesday. This brings to 4,333 the total(...)

Dr Philip Crowley of the HSE administers the Moderna vaccine to Dr Dagmar Howey-Meeuse, as GPs and practice nurses receive their second dose of the vaccine at St Mary’s Hospital in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Vaccination of the population is due to take place on the basis of 15 priority groups, starting with the most vulnerable. If, as the Government has sa(...)

Paramedic Paul Kelly vaccinates Marion Matheson inside a holiday coach outside Culloden Medical Practice near Inverness, Scotland. The Scots have accelerated their vaccination programme to more than 60,000 jabs a day in recent days.  . Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA

In Scotland they call them jags. Here we call them jabs. The Scots have accelerated their vaccination programme to more than 60,000 jags a day and mor(...)

The vaccine programme in nursing homes and other congregated settings for people over the age of 70 is ‘almost complete’, according to the HSE. File photograph: Getty

The pace of Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout is set to increase next week with the first doses administered to over-85s in the community and the fir(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, HSE chief executive Paul Reid and Prof  Brian MacCraith, chair of the high-level task force on Covid-19 vaccination, take delivery of the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on December 26th, 2020. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

On Tuesday the letter arrived from chief medical officer Tony Holohan to those involved in rolling out the vaccine programme in the Department of Heal(...)

Unless the programme accelerates, it will be well into summer and early autumn before the general under-55 population is being vaccinated. File photograph: iStock

Having faced criticism for laying out a draft vaccination schedule now partly upended by supply problems, the Government is loath to make firm promise(...)

GP and Member of the National Covid Liaison committee Dr Ray Walley administering the Moderna vaccine  to GP Kathleen McClory, of the Malahide Family Practice, at a vaccination centre in Dublin. File photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland/PA

There is forecast to be a shortfall of some 300,000 vaccine doses in the first three months of the year compared to initial projections, the chair of (...)

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