Ireland may see a glimmer of hope amid shocking rise in Omicron cases

As the Covid pandemic enters its third year, which is its most infectiously supercharged ever, many find themselves asking despairingly – or even – is it ever going to end.

The rise of the Omicron version has been rapid and staggering, pushing cases in Ireland to an all-time high of more than 20,000 a day, potentially thousands more undetected, as testing systems buckle under pressure.