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Cost-of-living crisis could last ‘years’, says Tánaiste

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil that the cost-of-living crisis could last for years. Speaking during Leaders' Questions, Mr Varadkar said that the issue was something people would be "grappling with for months, if not years, ahead". He added that what he...

‘Prolonged period of high inflation’ possible – McGrath

The country may be facing in to a "prolonged period of inflation" according to Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath, who said measures to help with the rising cost of living must be timed wisely to have maximum impact. For more details...

Ireland ‘in middle’ of another wave of Covid-19

Ireland is in the middle of another wave of Covid-19, driven largely by Omicron sub-variants, according to the HSE's Chief Clinical Officer. Dr Colm Henry said the sub-variants now comprise about 90% of cases that they are doing genomic sequencing on. For more details...

Govt to follow public health advice over facemasks

The Taoiseach has said that although Covid-19 is here for "the longer term", the public health advice at the moment is not to go back to wearing facemasks in public places. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called for masks to be reintroduced due...

Experts’ Covid warning as hospital cases almost double

A summer wave of Covid-19 is likely to be on the way, according to some of the country's leading medical professionals. Experts said they are waiting to see what the next wave will look like as coronavirus cases in hospital continue to rise. The number of people in...

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