Dominic Cummings

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Chief medical officer Tony Holohan: A senior official suggests there is a “central problem” with the power located in Nphet, namely that “focusing purely on the disease leads to a certain view”.

In his inimitable style, former Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings this week described the UK’s department of health as a “smoking ruin” during t(...)

Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock: he has been battling with former Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings over who should take credit for  the UK’s vaccine rollout. Photograph: Getty Images

Despite the news that people under-50 who were due to receive their first vaccine dose next month will have to wait until May, Britain remains on cour(...)

UK health secretary Matt Hancock: “We’re going to really focus on getting the vaccine to those who are the most vulnerable.” Photograph: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) has told people under 50 that they will have to wait a month longer for their coronavirus vaccine because of a(...)

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer visiting Crawley Hospital vaccination centre, West Sussex, following the virtual launch of the party’s campaign for the local and mayoral elections in May. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/pool/AFP

According to Boris Johnson’s roadmap, most coronavirus restrictions will still be in place on May 6th, with indoor household mixing still banned and o(...)

David Frost: new role in charge of Britain’s relationship with the EU. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

David Frost’s promotion to the cabinet marks the return of open factionalism to Downing Street after months of quieter manoeuvring following the sacki(...)

Billboards on  how to tackle Covid-19 in  the London Underground. The UK on Monday recorded 15m vaccinations against the virus. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson has called for patience about lifting lockdown as more than 15 million people in Britain, almost one in four of the population, have rec(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson must turn down the volume on article 16.  Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK parliament handout

In a joint statement after their video conference on Wednesday evening, British cabinet office minister Michael Gove and European Commission vice-pres(...)

The EU has been slower than most major economies to fund vaccine development and to approve their use. Photograph:  Aizar Raldes/AFP via Getty Images

Could the vaccine crisis turn into an existential issue for the European Union? Before we dismiss this question as verging on hyperbole, it’s worth no(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson meets troops as they set up a vaccination centre in the Castlemilk district in Glasgow on Thursday. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell / Pool/AFP via Getty Images

On Tuesday the UK topped a grim milestone of 100,000 Covid-19 deaths, following behind the US, Brazil, India and Mexico. “I am deeply sorry for every (...)

Armagh v Roscommon in the National League in October: Armagh had "home advantage", courtesy of self-portraits from over 3,000 primary school children across the county in the stands. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Crowds There weren’t any. And it took our pundits some time to adjust to the new normal. Eg Before Armagh played Roscommon at the Athletic Grounds: C(...)

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