Adrian Cummins, head of the Restaurants Association of Ireland: ‘The least the Government can do is give us certainty around whether we’re going to open or not.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Huge public spending on Covid-19 will soon be reduced, according to a warning the Government will issue next week to unions and employers. It also sa(...)

Plans to set up an EU rapid-response cyber unit that could quickly respond to attacks like the recent ransomware hack of the HSE were unveiled. File photograph: Ritchie B Tongo/EPA

Plans to set up an EU rapid-response cyber unit that could quickly respond to attacks like the recent ransomware hack of the Health Service Executive (...)

An antibody cocktail from Regeneron significantly reduced the risk of death among hospitalised Covid-19 patients whose own immune systems have failed to fight the virus, a large British clinical trial has shown.  Photograph:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Regeneron’s antibody cocktail significantly reduces the risk of death among hospitalised Covid-19 patients whose own immune systems have failed to fig(...)

Dr Emer Cooke,  executive director of the European Medicines Agency: ‘You might have a production issue, something else might go wrong; the best approach is a portfolio approach’

Governments should work with a mix of different coronavirus vaccines to stand the best chance of ending the pandemic, the head of the European drugs r(...)

Eoin Robinson in Abu Dhabi: “The majority of people got [the Chinese vaccine] here. The medical facilities over here are world-class.”

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has been asked to consider reviewing travel restrictions that require Irish citizens who have received non-Europe(...)

 Healthcare workers prepare doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in Houston in  March. File photograph: Go Nakamura/The New York Times

The US Food & Drug Administration on Friday said Johnson & Johnson must throw away millions of doses of its Covid-19 vaccine that were manufac(...)

A man receiving  a dose of the Sputnik V vaccine  in Bratislava, Slovakia.  Photograph:  Vladimir Simicek/AFP via Getty Images

Slovakia has become the second EU member to start using Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine without approval from the bloc’s drug safety agency aft(...)

The European Medicines Agency approved the Pfizer vaccine for use on children aged 12-15 last month. File photograph: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg

The UK has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use in children aged 12-15. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency ((...)

People arrive to quarantine at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry:  Teachers returning from the Middle East who are fully  vaccinated with the Chinese vaccine will  be required to quarantine on their return. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fully vaccinated Irish teachers returning from their posts in the Middle East are facing mandatory hotel quarantine because they received the Chinese-(...)

19: Indian actress Aishwarya at the most recent Cannes Film Festival in 2019. Photograph: by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Cannes film festival, cancelled in 2020, has announced a promising return to action with a competition line-up featuring three former winners of t(...)

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