UCC researchers and Swiss collaborators make important Covid virus discovery

A team of researchers led by University College Cork (UCC) Professor John Atkins, together with their Swiss collaborators have just published in Science, work that highlights a potential drug target against the Covid…

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Minister for Health approves increase in number of Medical Intern and Postgraduate Training Places

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, is pleased to announce an increase of 120 medical intern posts plus additional postgraduate training places and Post CSCST Fellowship posts for July…

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Minister Donnelly announces update to Vaccine Allocation Strategy

Image courtesy of Gov.ie The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD has announced an update to Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy. The government approved the Provisional Vaccine Allocation Strategy on 8…

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Face Masks: What The Data Says

The science supports that face coverings are saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic, and yet the debate trundles on. How much evidence is enough? When her Danish colleagues first suggested…

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HOW COULD COVID-19 SHAPE THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY?

Coronavirus, widely known by its official name COVID-19, has swooped the entire world by its feet. While we have witnessed pandemic attacks since the inception of the human race, this…

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Ireland Becomes First Country in Europe to Introduce Second National Lockdown

The second lockdown, which will see a return to the 5km travel limit, will be in force until December 1. On Monday night, Taoiseach Micheal Martin announced that Ireland would…

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Health Minister Stephen Donnelly Issues Very Positive Update on COVID Situation in Dublin

Mr Donnelly said Level 3 restrictions ‘appear to be working’ in the capital The reproductive rate of coronavirus in Dublin is dropping, the Health Minister confirmed this afternoon. There was a huge…

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Health Minister Calls Level 3 ‘Very Serious’ and Speaks Out About Level 5 Possibility

Stephen Donnelly has said the government wants to avoid moving to harsher restrictions in the future, insisting the move to Level 3 is “a very serious thing”. The Health Minister was…

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Sweden Rejected Covid-19 Lockdown – Could Ireland Learn From its Maverick Approach?

Sweden was the only major European country to reject lockdown and leave most of its bars, restaurants and shops open during the Covid-19 crisis. Ireland took the least maverick route…

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‘Act now to prevent lockdown’, Irish PM warns

Action now can prevent the need for an “immediate comprehensive lockdown” in the Republic of Ireland, Taoiseach (Irish PM) Micheál Martin has said. In a televised address, he confirmed that…

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Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has been a total of 1,810 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Saturday…

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Ireland Updates as Cabinet Call Emergency Meeting Over Level Five Lockdown

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan returned to chair the meeting of health experts tonight Major changes and closures could be put in place across Ireland as the entire country…

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Countries Urged to Take Stronger Action to Stop Spread of Harmful Information

The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialised agencies and partners today called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based…

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Studying and COVID-19

COVID-19 your questions answered The Government of Ireland is committed to protecting the health and safety of all people living, working and studying in Ireland during this time of unprecedented…

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COVID Research Updates This Month

Tests reveal silent reinfections in hospital workers. Nature wades through the literature on the new coronavirus — and summarises key papers as they appear. 28 September — Tests reveal silent reinfections…

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How Do Children Fight Off the Coronavirus?

The secret may lie in an “innate” immune response that targets unrecognised invaders, scientists say. Children may be less affected by the coronavirus because of a type of immune response…

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How Munster’s Pharmaceutical Industry is Responding to the Global Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine

The global race for a Covid-19 vaccine has led to a surge in pharmaceutical activity and recruitment across Munster, writes Aisling Kiernan The global search for Covid-19 treatments has resulted…

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Researchers Report First Case of Coronavirus Reinfection

The first case of someone being reinfected with coronavirus has been reported by researchers in Hong Kong. The findings could have significant implications for the development of vaccines and what…

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Public Asked to Re-double Efforts in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim in Fight Against Covid-19

Our communities across Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for the past six months. We have all dealt with the very severe restrictions of the…

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YOUTH & COVID-19

IMPACTS ON JOBS, EDUCATION, RIGHTSAND MENTAL WELL-BEING The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives. Even before the onset of the crisis, the social and economic integration of…

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