Jim Breslin

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Wish you were here? While  countries across Europe are beginning to reopen their tourist markets, Irish people still have no idea if they are coming or going. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish holidaymakers who had hoped to see even an outline of their summer plans emerging from the fog of confusion created by the Covid-19 pandemic wil(...)

Aeroplanes grounded at Dublin airport during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Kenneth O Halloran

A third of people coming into the country are not answering the phone to officials checking if they are self-isolating. The Oireachtas Covid-19 commi(...)

Nursing Homes Ireland chief executive, Tadhg Daly had a clear, simply-messaged story to tell when he appeared before the Dáil’s special Covid-19 committee on Tuesday. File photograph: Getty

At a meeting of the Dáil’s special Covid-19 committee on Tuesday, TDs heard that while the coronavirus pandemic took hold across Irish society, nursin(...)

The courts system is hoping to resume full-day physical hearings  ‘as soon as tomorrow’

The courts system is expected to resume full-day physical hearings shortly after receiving etailed advice earlier this morning on the question of the (...)

The National Public Health Emergency Team’s scheduled meeting for Tuesday had to be cancelled because of the committee hearing. File photograph: The Irish Times

TDs’ first attempt to scrutinise Ireland’s response to Covid-19 by questioning the main officials involved was a rushed, uneven affair, even given the(...)

Documentation circulated amongst members of the Oireachtas business committee state that a number of today’s witnesses were unwilling to attend together for more than one two-hour session’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas has been told that it would be a breach of Covid-19 guidelines for witnesses in Leinster House to be in the same place together for mor(...)

The TD Colm Brophy has said ‘there is no logic in paying private health insurance’

Concerns have been raised that private health insurance will be “effectively irrelevant” because of the takeover by the State of private hospitals. F(...)

Ronan Glynn: “The fastest vaccine that’s ever been developed was one for Ebola and that took between four and five years.” Photograph: Collins Dublin

The public will be living with the Covid-19 health crisis for the “foreseeable future”, Ireland’s deputy chief medical officer has warned. Dr Ronan G(...)

Department of Health secretary general Jim Breslin (left)  and  chief medical officer Dr  Tony Holohan, arriving at Leinster House before the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee sitting. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said he could not give a commitment on when the 14-day quarantining requirement would be lifted on passengers ar(...)

 The chairperson of the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee has said witnesses can give video evidence in adherence with social distancing measures. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The chairman of the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee has said witnesses can give video evidence in adherence with social distancing measures. Independent TD(...)

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