Claire Byrne

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Claire Byrne: “I didn’t feel sick enough not to be broadcasting.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Claire Byrne has had quite an eventful year. As an “early adopter” of Covid-19 (she was diagnosed on March 16th), she admits she experiences symptoms (...)

Ciara Kelly’s medical background combines with her confidence as a broadcaster to good effect. Photograph: Tom Honan

Not so long ago, celebrating Christmas in January was solely the province of those working for cheapskate companies allergic to shelling out for festi(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan outlined the new figures at apress conference at the Department of Health. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos Dublin

Ireland has the fastest improving incidence of Covid-19 in Europe, with a 43 per cent drop in the past two weeks, according to the National Public Hea(...)

Joe Duffy: Liveline’s audience crossed the 400,000 mark to 404,000, the latest radio research shows.

Irish people flocked to radio as the coronavirus crisis unfolded, leading to huge increases in the listenership of shows such as Morning Ireland, Live(...)

Shane Ross: dubbed a  “tell-tale tattler” by Regina Doherty. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

If you’re bored with constant conversations about Covid-19, spare a thought for Brendan O’Connor. With immaculate timing, O’Connor began hosting his s(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan, according to a person who has worked with him, is not someone who accepts rejection with equanimity. If he does(...)

St Patrick’s Boys’ National School in Drumcondra and Gaelscoil Ros Eo in Rush, Co Dublin among those to close. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Agriculture should have issued a public notice about the problems with ViraPro hand sanitiser on October 16th when a formal notice w(...)

The HSE supplied one nurse and one care attendant to the Nightingale nursing home yesterday afternoon to support staff drafted in from Roscommon University Hospital, along with volunteers. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Emergency staff have been drafted into a nursing home in Ahascragh, Co Galway, following a Covid-19 outbreak that has affected all but four of the hom(...)

Most of the residents in the  Nightingale Nursing Home in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, have contracted coronavirus. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Staff at a nursing home in Co Galway in which 26 out of 28 residents have tested positive for Covid-19 have said they “feel abandoned” and are “in dir(...)

The official answer to Covid-19 is the same as it has always been: lockdown and release until a vaccine is available. Photograph: Yasin Akgul/Getty Images

Like global warming, the zero-Covid proposal for the island of Ireland is something few of us are qualified to judge. The best we can do is compare th(...)

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