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Testing  it is being applied to those with symptoms consistent with the virus given that community transmission is likely to be increasing. Photograph: Alan Betson

Scaled-up testing for coronavirus across the country from this week is expected to confirm a large increase in cases. The measure is critical at thi(...)

A man wearing a respiratory mask  walks past the  Colosseum monument, which has been closed, in Rome on Tuesday. Three weeks ago there had been no reported cases of coronavirus in Italy. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

It seems like the world has been turned upside down in recent days as a result of the coronavirus spread. Where are we now? We are in absolutely unch(...)

File photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

A man was injured following an incident on O’Connell street on Saturday afternoon. The 18-year-old was removed to The Mater Hospital and is being tre(...)

An emergency department nurse during a demonstration of the Coronavirus pod and COVID-19 virus testing procedures set-up beside the Emergency Department of Antrim Area Hospital, Co Antrim in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

A number of Irish embassies have cancelled their planned St Patrick’s Day receptions due to the coronavirus outbreak. Cancellation notices were sent (...)

From left: Hilda Dowler, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital; Nuala Nevin, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation; David Wall, Tallaght University Hospital; Tom Kelly, Enterprise Ireland; Naomi Rooney, National Transport Authority; Tommy Furey, Marine Institute and Abigail Murphy, Environmental Protection Agency.

Enterprise Ireland has approved joint funding of €1.14m for innovative, collaborative projects between private companies and the public sector. The (...)

South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as part of preventive measures against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Dongdaegu railway station in Daegu on Saturday. Photograph: Yonhap/AFP/Getty Images

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised its global risk assessment for coronavirus to “very high” from “high” as countries struggle to contain (...)

HSE staff who are activating the public awareness campaign for Covid-19 (coronavirus) in the baggage hall of Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The cabin crew on an Aer Lingus flight to Dublin from northern Italy on which a woman travelled before testing positive for the coronaviurs have been (...)

In cases where people are very ill, they will be transported to hospital by ambulance. Photograph: iStock

The first thing to consider is have you possible symptoms – coughing, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties, fever? Then, have you come back fr(...)

A Lancet study says  coronavirus “poses great strain on critical-care resources in hospitals, especially if they are not adequately staffed or resourced”. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland will struggle to deal with even a small number of severely ill patients should coronavirus cases occur here, a senior doctor has warned. Ther(...)

19 O’Donoghue Street, Inchicore, D8 sold for €320,000 – 8% above its guide price

19 O’Donoghue Street, Inchicore, Dublin 8  Turnkey three-bedroom home of just under 70sq m (753sq ft) with potential for a roof terrace at first-(...)

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