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Blueway Waterpark in Co Leitrim. “The elephant in the room is the blatant ‘claim culture’ and excessive awards that unfortunately still exists in Ireland”

Two years ago this month the Blueway Waterpark opened on Lough Allen in Co Leitrim. Consisting of 1,600sq m of inflatable trampolines, obstacles, slid(...)

Healthcare professionals in Luanda, Angola, doing Covid-19 blood tests in a high-population area. Photograph: Ampe Rogerio/EPA

More than 3,000 healthcare workers are known to have died from Covid-19 around the world but in many cases they face reprisals if they speak out again(...)

A number of the west Cork club players have been tested for the virus and the results have come back negative. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Cork GAA is to hold a meeting of its competitions authority after receiving confirmation from a club in north Cork that it has suspended all activity (...)

A WeWork logo is seen outside its offices in San Francisco. Photograph: REUTERS/Kate Munsch/File Photo

WeWork is on track to have positive cash flow in 2021, a year ahead of schedule, after it cut its workforce by more than 8,000 people, renegotiated le(...)

A number of the west Cork club players have been tested for the virus and the results have come back negative. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Three GAA clubs in west Cork have temporarily halted all activity as a precautionary measure amid fears that some club members may have come in contac(...)

British  prime minister Boris Johnson: “I do want people to start to go to work now if you can, but remember to follow the guidance because that is the way to save lives”

Boris Johnson has urged people to go back to work if they can, contradicting his government’s advice that they should work from home if possible. Answ(...)

French finance and economy minister Bruno Le Maire.

France held firm on its plans to resume collection of a national digital tax that hits technology giants including Amazon. com, Alphabet’s Google and (...)

Nora Dempsey with her dad Jim Dempsey, partner and son

Nora Dempsey is from Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. She studied experimental physics at Trinity College in 1998 and then did a PhD there. In Grenoble she di(...)

Last year Facebook spent between €4.2 million and €4.5 million on EU lobbying activities, and employs 12 full-time lobbyists, according to figures from the EU transparency database. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook has increased the amount it spends on lobbying efforts in Brussels fourfold to more than €4 million last year, according to figures from a Eu(...)

Privacy activist Max Schrems: Only the most myopic could argue the Trump administration has provided any ironclad assurances on protection for EU data. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A week from Thursday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will hand down a decision in a critical, Irish-originating case that could potentially upend(...)

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