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Coronavirus: 438 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 438 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated May 23rd 2021, 4:55 PM 72,143 Views 110 Comments

There are 116 patients with Covid-19 in hospital.

Pfizer's Covid vaccine '88% effective' against Indian variant
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Pfizer's Covid vaccine '88% effective' against Indian variant

May 23rd 2021, 7:27 AM 43,682 Views 55 Comments

Both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs have been found to be highly effective against the B1617.2 strain.

Coronavirus: 381 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 381 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 22nd 2021, 4:56 PM 66,702 Views 96 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figure this afternoon.

Third Covid-19 case in Wexford squad sees game against Kilkenny called off
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Third Covid-19 case in Wexford squad sees game against Kilkenny called off

May 22nd 2021, 4:41 PM 23,593 Views 4 Comments

Two players had tested positive earlier this week, with a third case being confirmed today.

Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list
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Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list

May 22nd 2021, 3:23 PM 44,392 Views 33 Comments

The states are Andorra, Georgia, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nigeria and Puerto Rico.

People in England aged 33 and 32 can book their Covid-19 vaccine from today
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People in England aged 33 and 32 can book their Covid-19 vaccine from today

May 22nd 2021, 10:29 AM 12,254 Views 36 Comments

The NHS is urging everyone who is eligible to take up their jab at one of the 1,600 locations across the country.

'Serious concerns' over rapid Covid-19 increase after social gatherings in Limerick
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'Serious concerns' over rapid Covid-19 increase after social gatherings in Limerick

May 22nd 2021, 7:31 AM 65,489 Views 77 Comments

“We have not seen this level of infection in the community since early March, which is a very worrying trend,” Dr Mai Mannix.

Germans return to pools and beer gardens as Covid-19 curbs ease across country
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Germans return to pools and beer gardens as Covid-19 curbs ease across country

May 21st 2021, 9:47 PM 22,591 Views 27 Comments

Germany has been in some form of virus shutdown since November.

Two Clare hurlers ruled out following Wexford's positive Covid tests
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Two Clare hurlers ruled out following Wexford's positive Covid tests

May 21st 2021, 5:09 PM 5,782 Views 3 Comments

The two Clare players were named as close contacts of the Wexford cases.

Coronavirus: 524 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 524 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 21st 2021, 1:54 PM 60,953 Views 90 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health.

Northern Ireland: Stormont gives green light for indoor dining to resume from Monday
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Northern Ireland: Stormont gives green light for indoor dining to resume from Monday

May 20th 2021, 3:38 PM 9,560 Views 6 Comments

All tourism accommodation will also be able to reopen on 24 May.

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Covid-19 and restrictions have had 'devastating impact' on mental health of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland

May 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,970 Views 0 Comments

A new report provides insight into what life is like for LGBTI+ young people.

Coronavirus: 503 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 503 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 19th 2021, 5:03 PM 91,392 Views 79 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

16,500 fans to be allowed for Lions opener against Japan in Murrayfield
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16,500 fans to be allowed for Lions opener against Japan in Murrayfield

May 19th 2021, 11:20 AM 4,304 Views 3 Comments

Plans for a partial capacity crowd with social distancing agreed by Scottish government.

Poll: Will you go on a holiday abroad this year?
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Poll: Will you go on a holiday abroad this year?

May 19th 2021, 10:34 AM 56,815 Views 119 Comments

The EU’s ‘digital green cert’ is set to be in place by June.

India reports record 4,529 Covid-19 deaths in one day
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India reports record 4,529 Covid-19 deaths in one day

May 19th 2021, 8:41 AM 9,232 Views 5 Comments

At the current pace, India could overtake the United States in June.

'Vaccines alone cannot end this': TDs to hear how indoor ventilation is key to fighting spread of Covid-19
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'Vaccines alone cannot end this': TDs to hear how indoor ventilation is key to fighting spread of Covid-19

May 19th 2021, 6:45 AM 28,488 Views 46 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee will discuss the issue today.

First it was chocolate flakes - now Irish mattresses are being impacted by global supply problems
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First it was chocolate flakes - now Irish mattresses are being impacted by global supply problems

May 19th 2021, 6:00 AM 32,398 Views 13 Comments

Higher shipping costs and more expensive raw materials are pushing up costs for furniture and bedding-makers.

Coronavirus: 358 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 358 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated May 18th 2021, 5:28 PM 59,111 Views 44 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

What we know about the surge of the Indian coronavirus variant in England
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What we know about the surge of the Indian coronavirus variant in England

May 18th 2021, 12:16 PM 30,268 Views 20 Comments

And how widespread is in Ireland?

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'

May 17th 2021, 10:44 PM 34,349 Views 39 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

May 17th 2021, 5:05 PM 78,652 Views 30 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 May 17th 2021, 1:00 PM 88,641 Views 78 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 May 17th 2021, 11:02 AM 79,121 Views 36 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?

May 17th 2021, 9:14 AM 47,616 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

May 16th 2021, 6:35 PM 70,772 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

May 16th 2021, 3:14 PM 128,170 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

May 16th 2021, 1:23 PM 18,587 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

May 15th 2021, 5:45 PM 107,315 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 May 15th 2021, 5:05 PM 98,099 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

May 15th 2021, 11:40 AM 54,166 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

May 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 24,552 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

May 14th 2021, 6:38 PM 26,473 Views 16 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

May 14th 2021, 4:17 PM 19,945 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

May 14th 2021, 12:40 PM 9,575 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?

May 14th 2021, 11:11 AM 42,876 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

May 14th 2021, 8:23 AM 6,302 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

May 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,584 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?

May 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,245 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

May 13th 2021, 5:42 PM 55,322 Views 49 Comments

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