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File photo of vials prepared for clinical trial of University of Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate, AZD1222, one of the vaccines in development worldwide. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP via Getty

Just over half the population would take a Covid-19 vaccine if there was one, according to a survey commissioned by the pharmaceutical industry. Men (...)

Student Patrick Sutton at the launch of the National Adult Literacy Agency’s new collection, Voices. Photograph: Conor Healy

Dozens of Ireland’s best-known authors have contributed to a new book that marks 40 years of the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA). Roddy Doyle, (...)

Due to initial shortages in the regular vaccine, the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) has warned  plans for dedicated flu vaccine clinics will be delayed. Photograph: iStock

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has contacted its members over “frustrations” with seasonal flu vaccine delays saying two-thirds of the overall s(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: The ASTI has asked him to intervene to secure a meeting between the teachers’ union and the Health Protection Surveillance Centre  regarding the reopening of schools for those in the “high risk” category.  Photograph: Julien Behal

Hundreds of teachers being ordered back to work over the coming days despite suffering serious illnesses which leave them particularly vulnerable to C(...)

Currently, children must undergo the same invasive testing procedure for Covid-19 as adults. File photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

Alternative, less traumatic Covid-19 testing for small children and the possibility of treating fevers differently to cases in adults are both being e(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin outlines the new restrictions that have been imposed on the residents of Kildare, Laois and Offaly in response to a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases in the midlands. Photograph: Julien Behal

Residents of Kildare, Laois and Offaly face limits on their movement for at least two weeks as part of a series of new restrictions in these areas in (...)

Gavan Reilly: The presenter lifts the Newstalk show beyond its limitations Photograph: Newstalk

Gavan Reilly is perplexed at what he’s hearing. With the worldwide pandemic showing no signs of declining and state health bodies urging masks be worn(...)

More than 5,000 people in Dublin and Sligo are to be invited to give blood samples  as part of the first study aiming to determine the prevalence of Covid-19 in the population.

More than 5,000 people in Dublin and Sligo are to be invited to give blood samples from Monday as part of the first study aiming to determine the prev(...)

 Clare Fehin, Speach and Language, Joe Keena, GP, Martina Nolan, Physiotherapist, Siobhan Harnett, GP Registrar, Premnath Margabandhu, Senior Physiotherapist, Phillip Sheeran Purcell, GP Lead, Catherine Whitty, Hub Clinical Coordinator, Oonagh Murphy Asst. Dir of Public Health Nursing, Geraldine Nolan, Public Health Nurse, Meadhbh Larkin, Speach and Language Therapist at the Wicklow Community Assessment Hub in Wicklow town.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Thomas, a healthcare worker in a Dublin long-stay hospital, tested positive for Covid-19 four weeks ago and stayed off work for two weeks. When he ret(...)

ICGP president Dr Mary Favier warned against being complacent at this stage in the pandemic. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

General practitioners (GPs) have urged anyone with mild symptoms of Covid-19 to self-isolate in order to protect vulnerable people in family homes. T(...)

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