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This year
2024
The Covid leap day: Experts look back on 2020 and ahead to 2028
The first case of Covid was reported in Ireland on 29 February 2020.
Ireland's Covid-19 inquiry will involve a 'no-blame' approach
Public transport use hit record high last year, rising above pre-pandemic levels
Ireland's nursing home sector 'under threat of failure' amid post-pandemic challenges - report
Fourteen private operators control 40% of nursing home beds, the study found.
One in five small, private nursing homes have closed for good, since the pandemic.
Private patients receive 55% less subsidy funding compared to patients in the public sector.
Models of care are being wiped out and the sector is under threat, according to one sector representative.
Last year
2023
Taoiseach says Ireland’s Covid inquiry will 'certainly' be held next year
Micheál Martin hints he might write a book to put 'his perspective' of pandemic on the record
'I was very angry at the time': Leo Varadkar responds to claims in Tony Holohan's book
'Huge increase' in antigen tests sold as Covid-19 cases rise again
Covid-19: Symptoms and guidelines for the new Eris variant
HSE won't resume Covid vaccination programme despite 'more transmissible' new variant
Arts Council research shows 'worrying level of decline' in young people attending cultural events
HSE physiotherapist who called face masks 'satanic symbols' accused of professional misconduct
UK former health secretary Matt Hancock ‘profoundly sorry’ for deaths caused by Covid-19
Tory MP apologises for attending ‘birthday drinks’ during Covid
Inquiry into Ireland's Covid-19 response to be set up this year, Varadkar says
2021 was second year in a row with fewer cancer diagnoses due to Covid, report finds
Access to cancer treatment has returned to pre-Covid levels, report finds
Debunked: Confusion over news article helps spread baseless claims about Pandemic Treaty
Boris Johnson hands WhatsApps and notebooks to UK Cabinet Office amid Covid inquiry row
Two-thirds of all Covid deaths occurred in care homes, study finds
Boris Johnson reported to police over new ‘potential lockdown breaches’
WHO declares an end to Covid-19 global health emergency
Covid vaccine requirement for international travelers entering US to end 11 May
Tony Holohan says media and others tried to 'oversimplify' pandemic response
Mater Hospital nurse up for global award on leading change in infection control after pandemic
Rollout of pandemic bonus has had errors but is largely complete, says Donnelly
Covid-19 testing centres to close nationally, as testing no longer needed for 'vast majority'
Opinion: If global leaders can't agree on the origin of Covid then what hope for future crises?
Seána Glennon
Covid Tracker app expected to be 'decommissioned' by this summer
HSE bought 10 times more ventilators than necessary, hundreds of which were unusable
UK ministers reportedly considered culling pet cats at start of pandemic over health fears
Former NPHET member says mandatory Covid vaccines should have been considered
Three years on, WHO says Covid-19 is still a global emergency
WHO panel debates Covid's emergency status and whether pandemic merits highest level of alert
Used car prices jump by almost 70% - due to pandemic, Brexit and Ukraine - report says
Over 70% of workforce have received Covid vaccine and at least one booster, latest data shows
Covid-19 inquiry 'should not be about pointing fingers' – Taoiseach
All time
Plans on how to respond to possible future pandemic are being worked on, CMO says
WHO concerned over China Covid cases but country claims no new deaths
China expands lockdowns as Covid-19 cases hit daily record