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 Some passersby and a large queue are seen  outside a pub in  Limerick on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph: Press 22

The State will be facing another severe Covid-19 lockdown if crowds of people continue to gather en masse and without social distancing as they did in(...)

Three local electoral areas in and around Drogheda are currently among the five worst affected areas in the State for the disease, new data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre shows.

Drogheda has emerged as the locality with the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State, according to the latest weekly figures on coronavirus infections (...)

Many parts of the country now have 14-day incidence rates of more than 1,000 per 100,000. File photograph: The Irish Times

Covid-19 cases have surged by 57 per cent in the last week with the number of hot spots for the virus growing all the time. The 14-day incidence rat(...)

A total of €17.5 billion has been paid out to date to individuals, households and businesses under the PUP, the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) and the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS), according to the Government.

The number of the people receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) has fallen by over half million or 87 per cent since the peak of the crisis(...)

The figures reflect a sharp increase in the disease countrywide. File photograph: The Irish Times

Waterford continues to have the worst incidence of Covid-19 in the State despite also having the highest rate of vaccination. Five of the six local (...)

The Clock Tower in Waterford city. The city’s south electoral area has a 14-day incidence rate of 1,486 cases per 100,000 of the population, three times the national average. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Waterford city has one of the Ireland’s highest rates of vaccination against Covid-19, but one of its electoral areas has emerged as the place with th(...)

There have been 285 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Monaghan local electoral area in the period between August 31st and September 13th, according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Monaghan town and its environs has the highest incidence of Covid-19 in the country, according to the latest figures. Monaghan local authority area ((...)

Thursday’s numbers show that all of the top 10 most problematic LEAs were in the Border region. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

The average rate of Covid-19 infection across Ireland has fallen by 14 per cent in the last two weeks, according to latest data, but problems remain f(...)

More than 280,000 teens will be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty

A further 1,501 cases of Covid-19 were reported in the State on Friday as chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said Ireland was approaching a “turnin(...)

Carndonagh in Co Donegal continues to have the highest levels of Covid-19 infection in the State. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Carndonagh in Co Donegal continues to have the highest levels of Covid-19 infection in the State. The latest Covid-19 infection data based on local e(...)

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