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Nurse May Parsons administers the Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine to Margaret Keenan at University Hospital in Coventry, central England, on December 8th. Photograph: Jacob King/Getty

The Government’s Covid vaccine taskforce was expected to issue its plan on the rollout of the vaccines to the Government this weekend. It is expected(...)

A person walks past the Pfizer Inc headquarters in New York on Wednesday. Even if there was universal public support for Covid-19 vaccines,managing their rollout was already going to be one of the most logistically complex public health operations in history. Photograph:  Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

The Covid-19 vaccine intends to “eliminate large parts of humanity”. It will do this by sterilising all the women who get it, and altering our DNA to (...)

 Tadhg Daly of Nursing Homes Ireland: it makes sense if there is a clinic set up to administer vaccines to residents and staff of a nursing home in a rural area to have family members participate too.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Inoculating a nominated visitor for nursing home residents as a “vaccine buddy” in the first Covid-19 vaccinations would help their wellbeing, the nur(...)

Vaccine rollout in the State depends on EU regulatory approval. The first tranche is likely to get the green light in late December/early January.  Photograph:  BioNTech

There are many unknowns when it comes to Covid-19 vaccines, especially on timing , dosage and long-term protection. Tit-for-tat squabbles over who h(...)

Vaccination against Covid-19 has been developed and is being tested. File photograph: iStock

We are all exhausted. The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the world hard. While we know our sacrifices are for the best, right now we also need to know w(...)

There is a growing sense amongst Ministers that pubs not serving food will not reopen this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Ministers will on Tuesday push for the “greatest possible” easing of coronavirus restrictions across the Irish economy and society next week as the Go(...)

Dr Colm Henry, HSE chief clinical officer, said some of the Covid-19 trends seen in recent days suggest that people have increased their levels of socialising.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A further 344 cases of Covid-19 and four deaths have been confirmed in the State, as a senior health official asked people to avoid unnecessary “mingl(...)

A significant rollout of Covid-19 vaccines is unlikely to happen before the middle of next year, the Taoiseach has said. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A significant rollout of Covid-19 vaccines is unlikely to happen before the middle of next year and priority will initially be given to protecting vul(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith:  ‘The Government is satisfied with the range of expertise on the commission.’  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The chairman of the Future of Media Commission, Brian MacCraith, has promised to hold “extensive engagement with stakeholder groups” before making its(...)

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said   it is important  to examine how a  sustainable, independent and objective media landscape   can be funded into the future. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The media is critical to Ireland’s democracy, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said after the inaugural meeting of a group which will advise the governme(...)

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