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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

May 13th 2021, 2:51 PM 25,248 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

May 13th 2021, 7:24 AM 28,056 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

May 13th 2021, 7:20 AM 21,971 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

May 12th 2021, 10:44 PM 11,051 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?

May 12th 2021, 10:19 AM 34,392 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

May 12th 2021, 7:01 AM 32,416 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 15,784 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 67,423 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 13,125 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 12,580 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 14,004 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 33,465 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 69,804 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 6,323 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 18,871 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 65,196 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 55,341 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 33,657 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 38,430 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 22,842 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
Donnelly rejects NI counterpart's call to stop cross-border travel
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Donnelly rejects NI counterpart's call to stop cross-border travel

May 9th 2021, 3:33 PM 40,754 Views 21 Comments

Stormont Health Minister Robin Swann had sought measures to stop non-essential cross-border journeys.

Coronavirus: One death and 408 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: One death and 408 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 8th 2021, 4:59 PM 64,069 Views 64 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this afternoon.

'My body, my choice': How some Irish wellness Instagram accounts became a hotbed of Covid-19 misinformation
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'My body, my choice': How some Irish wellness Instagram accounts became a hotbed of Covid-19 misinformation

May 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 85,367 Views 0 Comments

The platform is being used to spread false information about Covid-19 in novel ways,.

Vaccinated grandparents free to hug grandkids and pre-Leaving Cert 'quarantine': Key points from NPHET briefing
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Vaccinated grandparents free to hug grandkids and pre-Leaving Cert 'quarantine': Key points from NPHET briefing

May 7th 2021, 7:35 PM 60,140 Views 19 Comments

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

Lions seeking hotel quarantine exemption after South Africa tour
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Lions seeking hotel quarantine exemption after South Africa tour

May 7th 2021, 2:45 PM 6,381 Views 7 Comments

Head coach Warren Gatland says the team faces up to 10 weeks in their bubble environment if they are forced to quarantine.

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 434 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: Four deaths and 434 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 7th 2021, 2:25 PM 53,662 Views 83 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this afternoon.

HSE pressures maternity hospitals to follow guidelines and allow partners attend
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HSE pressures maternity hospitals to follow guidelines and allow partners attend

May 7th 2021, 1:10 PM 11,430 Views 4 Comments

In a letter, Dr Colm Henry suggests that the guidance has not been implemented by some hospitals.

Paul Reid: 'I have never found a stronger moment of hope and optimism that we can feel now'
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Paul Reid: 'I have never found a stronger moment of hope and optimism that we can feel now'

May 7th 2021, 9:34 AM 18,281 Views 42 Comments

The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 continues to fall.

India's Modi under pressure to impose lockdown amid continued Covid-19 surge
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India's Modi under pressure to impose lockdown amid continued Covid-19 surge

May 7th 2021, 8:48 AM 10,141 Views 4 Comments

The country has confirmed a record 414,188 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists
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FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists

May 6th 2021, 6:10 AM 33,978 Views 0 Comments

The annual fundraiser by Pieta House is going ahead this weekend, despite anti-lockdown activists announcing an alternative event for that date.

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home
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Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home

Updated May 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 142,776 Views 193 Comments

The housing expert says the investor takeover of homes is no accident – it’s Government policy.

'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says
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'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says

Updated May 5th 2021, 6:51 PM 38,764 Views 45 Comments

“I’m hoping that that’s the month when things are relatively normal again,” Leo Varadkar has said.

Over 400,000 vaccine doses delivered to Ireland last week with 200,000 jabs administered
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Over 400,000 vaccine doses delivered to Ireland last week with 200,000 jabs administered

May 5th 2021, 5:55 PM 24,813 Views 43 Comments

The biggest previous week of deliveries was just under 250,000 doses.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 418 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 418 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 5th 2021, 5:47 PM 62,447 Views 91 Comments

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

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 383 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: Two deaths and 383 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated May 4th 2021, 6:10 PM 76,370 Views 132 Comments

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

La Liga launches investigation after Messi throws party for Barca players at his home
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La Liga launches investigation after Messi throws party for Barca players at his home

May 4th 2021, 5:11 PM 11,838 Views 17 Comments

The get-together on Monday night may have been a breach of Covid-19 protocols.

EMA begins review of China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine
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EMA begins review of China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine

May 4th 2021, 11:58 AM 17,364 Views 27 Comments

A formal application for marketing authorisation has not yet been submitted.

Vaccine registration opens to people aged 50-59 on phased basis from today
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Vaccine registration opens to people aged 50-59 on phased basis from today

May 4th 2021, 7:55 AM 76,589 Views 62 Comments

59-year-olds can now register online for their vaccine.

India's Covid-19 cases top 20 million, as virus surge to 'be horrible for next several weeks'
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India's Covid-19 cases top 20 million, as virus surge to 'be horrible for next several weeks'

May 4th 2021, 7:38 AM 16,188 Views 16 Comments

A peak of the current surge is expected later this month.

All construction work can recommence today as more Covid-19 restrictions ease
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All construction work can recommence today as more Covid-19 restrictions ease

May 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,490 Views 15 Comments

Workers who work outdoors, such as window cleaners, are also permitted to return to work today.