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Covid-19: Indian variant could become dominant strain in UK 'in next few days'
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Covid-19: Indian variant could become dominant strain in UK 'in next few days'

8 hours ago 18,563 Views 31 Comments

Early indications are that the variant is even more transmissible than the B117 strain.

Coronavirus: 360 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 360 new cases confirmed in Ireland

13 hours ago 72,045 Views 32 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine
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People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine

Updated 17 hours ago 75,596 Views 76 Comments

The HSE’s Colm Henry said the latest vaccine administration advice was received over the weekend.

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key
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Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key

Updated 19 hours ago 76,630 Views 34 Comments
  • Non-essential retail is allowed to resume from today
  • Face coverings are still mandatory to wear for customers and staff
  • Queues at some stores but reopening generally more low key than last year
  • Footfall a boost for cities but retailers warn tourism is still important
Poll: Will you head to the shops today?
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Poll: Will you head to the shops today?

21 hours ago 46,331 Views 35 Comments

All non-essential retail stores can reopen from today.

Hundreds of bodies found buried along Indian riverbanks
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Hundreds of bodies found buried along Indian riverbanks

Sun 6:35 PM 69,924 Views 14 Comments

Rains on Friday exposed the cloth coverings of bodies buried in shallow sand graves on a wide riverbank in Prayagraj.

Coronavirus: 802 new cases confirmed in Ireland over past two days
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Coronavirus: 802 new cases confirmed in Ireland over past two days

Sun 3:14 PM 126,511 Views 103 Comments

There are 109 people in hospital, including 42 in ICU.

‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, Matt Hancock says
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‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, Matt Hancock says

Sun 1:23 PM 18,412 Views 21 Comments

The British Health Secretary said it is “appropriate” to push on with the major easing of lockdown in England.

Five countries removed from Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list
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Five countries removed from Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list

Sat 5:45 PM 104,557 Views 44 Comments

All travellers into Ireland must have a negative pre-flight Covid-19 test.

'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system
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'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system

Updated Sat 5:05 PM 97,541 Views 96 Comments
  • The Covid-19 vaccination programme continues as normal, but daily case numbers are not available
  • Thousands more appointments could be cancelled next week
  • A ransom has been sought but will not be paid
Portugal to start allowing tourists from most European countries
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Portugal to start allowing tourists from most European countries

Sat 11:40 AM 53,131 Views 38 Comments

Travellers from European Union countries with coronavirus rates below 500 cases per 100,000 residents can visit Portugal from Monday.

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading
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Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading

Fri 9:30 PM 21,283 Views 0 Comments

The claims have been made in recent weeks.

Indian variant detected in a number of England’s Covid hotspots, data shows
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Indian variant detected in a number of England’s Covid hotspots, data shows

Fri 6:38 PM 26,259 Views 15 Comments

Data from Public Health England shows a rise in cases from 520 to 1,313 this week in the UK.

Holohan 'still strongly recommends against' antigen tests for general public: Key points from the weekly NPHET briefing
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Holohan 'still strongly recommends against' antigen tests for general public: Key points from the weekly NPHET briefing

Fri 4:17 PM 19,504 Views 30 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this afternoon.

Trade exhibition at National Ploughing Championships cancelled due to pandemic fears
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Trade exhibition at National Ploughing Championships cancelled due to pandemic fears

Fri 12:40 PM 9,470 Views 14 Comments

The exhibition was due to take place from 15 to 18 September in Ratheniska, Co Laois.

Poll: Should travel restrictions between Ireland and the UK be lifted?
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Poll: Should travel restrictions between Ireland and the UK be lifted?

Fri 11:11 AM 40,787 Views 87 Comments

The vaccination programme is ramping up but easing restrictions too early could lead to another wave of Covid-19.

Covid-19 vaccines prevented at least 33,000 hospitalisations in England, study finds
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Covid-19 vaccines prevented at least 33,000 hospitalisations in England, study finds

Fri 8:23 AM 6,273 Views 2 Comments

The figures came from a Public Health England (PHE) study.

Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak
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Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak

Fri 12:05 AM 23,380 Views 0 Comments
  • Gardaí cannot interview prisoners as part of investigations as authorities deal with the prison outbreak, Niall O'Connor reports.
  • There are 19 prisoners with confirmed Covid-19 infections while at least nine prison staff have also tested positive.
  • The Prison Service is now awaiting a further series of tests to determine the spread of the infection.
The Explainer: What's the story with rapid Covid-19 tests?
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The Explainer: What's the story with rapid Covid-19 tests?

Thu 7:00 PM 6,946 Views 9 Comments

On this week’s podcast, we explain more – and producer Nicky Ryan takes an antigen test during recording.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 456 more cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: No new deaths and 456 more cases confirmed in Ireland

Thu 5:42 PM 54,982 Views 49 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Two millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine set to be administered in Ireland today
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Two millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine set to be administered in Ireland today

Thu 2:51 PM 24,864 Views 33 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid confirmed the news at this afternoon’s HSE Covid-19 press briefing.

Covid-19 infections halve in England but there are 'increasing concerns' about variants
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Covid-19 infections halve in England but there are 'increasing concerns' about variants

Thu 7:24 AM 28,004 Views 21 Comments

Boris Johnson has said there is ‘increasing concern’ in the UK about the variant first identified in India.

Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly
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Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly

Thu 7:20 AM 21,382 Views 10 Comments

Peter MacNamara has been battling prostate cancer since 2011 and has found immunotherapy via a clinical trial to be hugely helpful.

UK government to launch independent public inquiry over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic
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UK government to launch independent public inquiry over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

Wed 10:44 PM 11,024 Views 14 Comments

The inquiry will begin in spring 2022.

Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?
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Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?

Wed 10:19 AM 34,143 Views 63 Comments

Philip Nolan compared the tests to snake oil.

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines
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Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines

Wed 7:01 AM 32,132 Views 15 Comments

Experts have suggested that new variants could potentially escape the protection afforded by the vaccines.

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism
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Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism

May 11th 2021, 7:31 PM 15,670 Views 11 Comments

The Greek Prime Minister said: “My message is clear. We are open again.”

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 379 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 379 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 11th 2021, 6:16 PM 67,258 Views 69 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Dublin GAA team will not face prosecution for Covid-19 breaches
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Dublin GAA team will not face prosecution for Covid-19 breaches

May 11th 2021, 3:12 PM 13,080 Views 10 Comments

Photographs were published in the Irish Independent of the team taking part in a training session last March.

US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents
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US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents

May 11th 2021, 7:07 AM 12,547 Views 25 Comments

Doses could be administered to 12- to 15-year-olds as soon as Thursday.

Younger workers have been hit hardest by pandemic, according to new research
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Younger workers have been hit hardest by pandemic, according to new research

May 11th 2021, 6:10 AM 13,924 Views 14 Comments

New research by the ESRI shows employment is 14% below pre-pandemic levels for people aged 15-34.

WHO labels Covid-19 variant spreading in India 'of concern at the global level'
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WHO labels Covid-19 variant spreading in India 'of concern at the global level'

May 10th 2021, 10:17 PM 33,411 Views 29 Comments

The World Health Organization also said there was evidence to suggest increased transmissibility of this variant.

Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19
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Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19

May 10th 2021, 9:46 PM 69,737 Views 27 Comments

The woman is in a good condition but being monitored in hospital.

Trainer Jessica Harrington given two-week ban and fine for breaking Covid-19 protocols
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Trainer Jessica Harrington given two-week ban and fine for breaking Covid-19 protocols

May 10th 2021, 6:19 PM 6,299 Views 6 Comments

Harrington travelled to Aintree last month without staying in the ‘Irish bubble’.

Hugging loved ones, indoor dining and foreign holidays get green light in England as restrictions to ease further
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Hugging loved ones, indoor dining and foreign holidays get green light in England as restrictions to ease further

May 10th 2021, 6:01 PM 18,845 Views 14 Comments

Boris Johnson confirmed this evening the relaxation of restrictions again from next Monday.

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 381 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: No further deaths and 381 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 10th 2021, 5:36 PM 65,091 Views 119 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days
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Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days

May 10th 2021, 4:39 PM 53,488 Views 41 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said he expects to receive an updated recommendation from NIAC in the coming days.

No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech
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No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech

May 10th 2021, 2:53 PM 33,453 Views 26 Comments

BioNTech has developed a “comprehensive strategy” to address any variants in the future should they arise.

'We are devastated': This year's Longitude Festival has been cancelled
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'We are devastated': This year's Longitude Festival has been cancelled

May 10th 2021, 1:35 PM 38,239 Views 26 Comments

The festival was set to take place between 2 and 4 July in Dublin’s Marlay Park.

'If I didn't run, he would have killed me stone dead': Domestic abuse survivors say more support is needed
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'If I didn't run, he would have killed me stone dead': Domestic abuse survivors say more support is needed

May 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 22,690 Views 0 Comments
  • Over the course of the pandemic some people have been trapped with their abusers 24-7, Órla Ryan writes
  • One domestic abuse survivor says people who breach barring orders should be automatically jailed
  • NGOs are calling for a new ministry dedicated to domestic violence
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