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Taoiseach Micheál Martin arrives in Brussels on July 17th, 2020, as the leaders of the European Union hold their first face-to-face summit over a post-virus economic rescue plan. Photograph: John Thys/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Are we near the end of this seemingly endless crisis yet? The short and dispiriting answer is no, we are not even close to the end. There was definit(...)

People wearing facemasks on Grafton Street, Dublin. File photograph: Collins

Ireland could return to phase two of restrictions if the number of cases of Covid-19 rises to more than 100 per day, national virus laboratory directo(...)

A cloth mask of at least three layers is best for the general public, the WHO advises. Above, protective face masks at a clothing stall in Norwich, in the UK. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Go into any supermarket/shop, or take any form of public transport in Ireland, and it is clear few people are wearing face masks. It is hard to resi(...)

 Social distancing sign in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A debate has been happening in recent days on whether the recommended two metres of physical distancing with others to avoid the spread of the coronav(...)

Some 548 new cases of coronavirus were  reported by Irish laboratories on Tuesday, as well as 284 processed in German labs, bringing the total number of cases to 11,479.

An “IT glitch” was responsible for an issue that led to up to 100 people being incorrectly informed their Covid-19 test was negative, public health of(...)

Dr Tony Holohan and Prof Philip Nolan: There are now 2,910 cases of coronavirus in the Republic, and there have been a total of 54 deaths. Photograph:Gareth Chaney

Restrictive Government measures are having an “enormous effect” in reducing the number of new cases of coronavirus, according to the academic tasked w(...)

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