The only surviving subgroup is the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory group, chaired by Prof Philip Nolan. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The Department of Health has closed down virtually all of the subgroups advising the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) and “realigned” the(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar leaving Dublin Castle after attending a Cabient meeting on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Leo Varadkar survived the Dáil grilling over his leaking of a confidential document when he was taoiseach in April 2019, but his authority and reputat(...)

Under the new system, those who refuse to wear a mask or who engage in non-essential travel will face initial fines of between €60 and €100. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A system of fines for breaches of coronavirus regulations is expected to come into force this week, two weeks into the Level 5 lockdown. Those who ho(...)

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill and First Minister Arlene Foster. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan/Photopress

Eight more coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Northern Ireland on Monday. The North’s Department of Health said seven of the deaths had occ(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: sent a document relating to a €210 million deal between the State and a GP group to a doctor representing a rival group.   Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The doctor who received a leaked document from Tánaiste Leo Varadkar relating to a €210 million deal between the State and a GP group has said it was (...)

Leo Varadkar: the affair will significantly diminish trust in him on the part of his fellow Ministers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Part of politics always takes place in the shadows, and Leo Varadkar has been an able and enthusiastic practitioner of those arts. His rise to the ve(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said in a statement  that he provided a draft copy of the new GP agreement to the then president of the NAGP  as he hoped to use his influence to encourage all GPs to accept it. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The controversy involving Tánaiste Leo Varadkar originated in moves by the previous government to extend services in general practice and a long-runni(...)

 Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan speaks during a  press briefing at the  Department of Health, Dublin, on Friday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Ireland is beginning to suppress the spread of coronavirus, the Government’s public health advisers said last night, after latest figures confirmed a (...)

Public health doctor Dr Ina Kelly. ‘The contract under which I work does not reflect the role I am doing.’ Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Public health doctors are at the frontline of the national fight against Covid-19, working seven days a week on complex cases and transmission chains (...)

CEO of the IMO Susan Clyne said she believed a strike ballot will be held in coming weeks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s public health doctors are set to ballot for strike action in a long-running battle with the Department of Health to secure consultant-grad(...)

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