In the week up to Friday, November 20th there were 100 deaths where Covid-19 was a factor. File photograph: The Irish Times

Hospitals in Northern Ireland recorded their highest number of coronavirus deaths in the week up to last Friday, the Northern Ireland Statistics and R(...)

Just 22 of the 9,062 Irish virus clusters identified so far have been attributed to public houses. Photograph: iStock

It is the second week of March, 2020. Ireland has shifted into full blown emergency mode to cope with the pandemic, which officially landed on our sho(...)

 Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said the State was currently facing significant challenges in the recruitment and retention of health and social care professionals. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The State is currently facing significant challenges in the recruitment and retention of health and social care professionals, Minister for Health Ste(...)

 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar last night introduced a new issue into the discussions when he raised the question of travel across the Border during the Christmas period. Photograph:  PA Photo

Ministers and senior officials will finalise the plan to exit the lockdown and manage the pandemic over the Christmas period today in advance of a Cab(...)

Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A four-year-old boy was left in hospital for more than two years, despite being medically fit for discharge, due to failings by the HSE and Tusla, a r(...)

Volunteers hand out over 3,000 complete Thanksgiving meals to those in need at Minnie’s Food Pantry in Plano, Texas. Photograph: Brandon Wade/AP

Millions of Americans are travelling across the country this week for Thanksgiving, despite warnings from the country’s top health experts that increa(...)

Peopele found to be breaching travel regulations can be fined €100. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A series of new fines for breaches of Covid-19 guidelines have been introduced, including a new fixed penalty of €500 for organising an event in contr(...)

Hospital bed occupancy remains high in Northern Ireland at 99 per cent, according to the Department of Health, with 445 patients receiving treatment for Covid-19.

By spring Covid-19 vaccines should be doing the “heavy lifting” to combat the incidence of the virus, the North’s chief medical officer Dr Michael McB(...)

Concerns have been expressed that because people are spending more time indoors during the pandemic, their vitamin D levels may be even lower than usual. File photograph: Getty

Older people should take daily vitamin D supplements for their bone and muscle health, the Department of Health has advised. In new advice, the depar(...)

Only seven out of every 10 staff in long-term care facilities are turning up for Covid-19 tests, public health officials have warned. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The deaths of six more people with Covid-19 has been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) this evening. This brings to 2,028 (...)

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