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 Prof Mark Ferguson: “There is a huge amount of goodwill out there in the research community, but sometimes they aren’t aware of the problems that need to be solved.” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has developed a five-point plan which outlines key activities where the research community can make a positive contri(...)

About 10 days ago, 70 people in their 20s flew to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico onboard a chartered flight from Texas.

Twenty-eight students who returned to Texas after spring break at Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas beach resort have tested positive for coronavirus, although (...)

Drug-taking equipment including syringes, needles and tourniquets at Merchants Quay Ireland’s needle exchange facility in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Derek (35) had been “stable, off heroin” for the past five months and was to start a residential detoxification programme next week. “I’d been worki(...)

Johnson & Johnson said it had discovered a potential vaccine candidate and was teaming up with the US government to invest $1 billion (€900 million) in its development, expecting to start testing in humans by September.

Two US healthcare companies have brought hope in the race to fight coronavirus, with Johnson & Johnson announcing a potential vaccine that could b(...)

Homeless Ray Halpin (left) and Cameron Neilson, who stay at the Phoenix Lodge shelter in Parkgate Street. The men were signatories to a letter sent to The Irish Times about the lack of social distancing in their accommodation. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Earlier this week, this paper published a letter from four homeless men highlighting their difficulties self-isolating in the coronavirus crisis. One (...)

All emergency accommodation will stay open 24 hours a day during the coronavirus outbreak

More than 650 apartments, hotel rooms and single-occupancy rooms have been sourced across Dublin for homeless people, and all emergency accommodation (...)

The target proteins for a coronavirus vaccine are  the spikes that give the virus its crown-like appearance, hence the name coronavirus. Photograph:  Getty Images

A vaccine for Covid-19 is soon to be injected into healthy volunteers in Seattle, US. The National Institutes of Health in the US will run these tests(...)

Headfort School, Kells, Co Meath, based in a Georgian mansion which dates back to the 1760s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s only boarding school for children aged between seven and 13 years of age has closed after more than 70 years due to financial challenges tha(...)

Abden Yayaoui  would rather sleep  in his car than go into a hostel for fear of catching coronavirus. Photograph: Alan Betson

Abden Yayaoui (53) is diabetic, underweight and homeless. Being “really worried” about coronavirus and with nowhere to self-isolate, he sleeps in his(...)

Wall Street’s slide deepened further on Monday as the rapidly spreading coronavirus forced more US states into lockdown, overshadowing the Federal Reserve’s bid to shore up credit.

European shares fell again on Monday as the coronavirus spread continued to fuel fears of a recession in 2020. Dublin Dealers said that CRH, Ryanair(...)

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