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GPs have said they are continuing to care for patients in nursing homes. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

GPs have said they are continuing to care for patients in nursing homes, but that it is important such consultations are only carried out where necess(...)

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(...)

The aim of the network is to protect hospitals from a surge of Covid-positive patients entering emergency departments, to manage infected patients in the community and to protect GP surgeries, their doctors and staff

Maintaining social distancing will be “quite a challenge” at the 39 HSE-run coronavirus community assessment hubs after the first open this week, the (...)

People wear face masks as  they walk past shops in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland’s ability to treat coronavirus patients in intensive care could be the quickest to be overwhelmed in the EU, according to a new report. The w(...)

Croke Park, one of the testing centres for coronavirus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Revised criteria for testing for Covid-19 has created “considerable additional strain for GPs and their staff”, the body representing general practiti(...)

A packed Inch Strand in Kerry on Sunday 22nd of March when people were supposed to be practising social distancing when outside. Photograph Jonathan Bradshaw.

The Government will seek to keep public spaces such as parks, forests and beaches open for people to use but will emphasise the need for everyone to m(...)

Testing  it is being applied to those with symptoms consistent with the virus given that community transmission is likely to be increasing. Photograph: Alan Betson

Scaled-up testing for coronavirus across the country from this week is expected to confirm a large increase in cases. The measure is critical at thi(...)

Dr Mary Favier has asked the public to help keep  frontline healthcare staff as safe as possible from the Covid-19 virus. Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Patients have been told not to turn up at GP surgeries without an appointment in order to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus. And patients who (...)

Pro-choice activism will need to continue for up to five more years to ensure all women have access to safe and legal abortion, the Abortion Rights Campaign has said. File photograph: Nic Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Pro-choice activism will need to continue for up to five more years to ensure all women have access to safe and legal abortion, the Abortion Rights Ca(...)

Dr Mary Favier said doctors were ‘only starting’ to have conversations about abortion because, until the referendum, the ban on abortion had a ‘serious chilling effect’ in medicine. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

The Medical Council is to review the guidelines on conscientious objection in its professional code of conduct ahead of the introduction of legal abor(...)

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