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A Defence Forces medic awaits arrivals at the testing site on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Public health officials tackling the Covid-19 pandemic are like firefighters trying to bring a large blaze under control. What seems at first to be (...)

On Monday, scientists in Melbourne, Australia, started administering BCG vaccine or a placebo to thousands of healthcare workers. Photograph: iStock

More “striking” evidence has emerged that the BCG vaccine given to counter TB may provide protection against Covid-19 and significantly reduce death r(...)

A theatre in the private Beacon Hospital in Dublin. A consultant has warned that the temporary nationalisation of such facilities could lead to deaths of people reliant on private health services. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A private hospital consultant has warned that some of his patients may go blind and that others could die as a result of the State’s temporary takeove(...)

Dr Jack Lambert of the Mater hospital in Dublin speaking to the Confronting Coronavirus podcast

Delays in testing for Covid-19 are leading to patients being treated late and pressures on intensive care, a leading infectious disease consultant has(...)

A closed estate agents during the coronavirus outbreak. Flynn and Associates is offering free accommodation in unsold properties to doctors and nurses working during the Covid-19 crisis. File photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

A Dublin-based estate agent is offering free accommodation to doctors and nurses who are living in situations unsuitable to their work during the coro(...)

A number of Irish organisations are using RPA to automate what are often mundate tasks

A Romanian robotic software company has teamed up with the Mater Hospital in Dublin to free up nurses from time-consuming admin work so they can conce(...)

UiPath has  found a way for nurses at the Mater Hospital in Dublin to save time. Photograph: iStock

Driving to work at his factory to the west of London last week, designer Steve Brooks had coronavirus on his mind. What could he make that would let h(...)

Telephone operator with protective gauze during the 1918-1919 flu epidemic:  a great many were affected.

Priests visiting the sick and dying are effectively frontline workers in epidemics, and are more likely to catch the disease and even die themselves. (...)

Gardaí are investigating two separate, early morning stabbings in Dublin.

Two young men have been injured in separate stabbing incidents in Dublin on Monday morning. Gardaí were called to St Vincent’s Street West in Inchic(...)

Plaqueril tablets, containing hydroxychloroquine, which has shown signs of effectiveness against coronavirus. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP via Getty

The HSE has asked doctors not to start new patients on a drug used to treat malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus because it can be used to help pat(...)

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