Covid-19 Advice

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...

More homes at risk from radon than previously thought – EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has warned that the number of homes in Ireland at risk from radon, a cancer-causing gas linked to 350 new lung cancers each year, is significantly higher than previously thought. New radon maps to be launched the EPA predict as many...

First case of monkeypox reported on island of Ireland

The first case of monkeypox has been recorded in Northern Ireland, according to the Press Association. Health officials are expected to hold a briefing later.   https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2022/0526/1301250-monkeypox-ecdc/

Ukraine looks for ways to get its grain out of the country

Ukraine is seeking ways to get grain and vegetable oils out of the country by breaking a months-long blockade of the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea by the Russian navy and moving more by land. The war, together with Western sanctions against Russia, have sent the price...