Sean Leahy, 51, pleaded not guilty to a charge for breaking the stay at home laws under the Health Act.
Consultant geriatrician Dr Ronan Collins was responding to comments from a former Nphet member on the State's response to the pandemic
Stephen Silver has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Garda Colm Horkan.
The WHO first declared a so-called public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020.
The outcome will be issued early next week.
Cases have dropped significantly, but it will take weeks to ease current pressures facing hospitals
New research shows that many of those with the condition are presenting to the already overstretched hospitals putting additional strain on the health service
As of yesterday morning, there were 678 confirmed cases in hospitals – a rise of 11 from the previous day
Testing at Milan’s main airport started on December 26 and results showed almost half of the passengers were infected.
The HSE has urged people who have not yet received a Covid-19 booster vaccine to check their vaccine status and to do so as soon as possible
There has also been an uptick in admissions for flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
A health official was quoted in a local news outlet said Qindao was seeing up to 530,000 new cased a day.
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan revealed the Government will consider reintroducing the measure
Beijing last week admitted the scale of the outbreak has become ‘impossible’ to track
Covid-19 and flu infections have seen a major increase over the last week as hospitalisations have also risen
The United States has warned the outbreak is now of concern to the rest of the world.
Professor Breda Smith said flu cases are up 80 per cent in the past week
The action has been brought by two individuals against parties including the Taoiseach, the Minister for Health and the HSE
More people reported having Caesarean sections shortly after receiving a vaccine than Strep A infections
The Tanaiste said the Government is 'very concerned' about the bacterial infection