The Grand Princess at the Port of Oakland in  California. The cruise ship was turned away from San Francisco.  Photograph: Getty Images

When the 2,666 passengers and 1,045 crew of the Diamond Princess set sail from Yokohama, near Tokyo, on January 20th, they had expected to disembark a(...)

  Passengers and crew on a giant cruise ship held off the coast of San Francisco were awaiting the results Friday of tests to determine if any of the 3,500 people on board have the new coronavirus.  File Photograph: Handout/Carolyn Wright /AFP via Getty Images

The cruise ship Grand Princess, held at sea and barred from returning to San Francisco last week due to a coronavirus outbreak aboard the vessel, has (...)

A House of Commons Brexit debate, but with skeletons, set to go on parade in Cologne, Germany. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP

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Francis Brennan seems uncharacteristically unsure of himself

At an early juncture in Francis Brennan’s latest venture before the camera, the ebullient hotelier find himself considering the demands of a local bro(...)

A Mivan employee at work in one of its facilities.

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‘Atmospheric’ thriller: Killian Scott and Sarah Greene star in crime drama Dublin Murders, a BBC-RTÉ co-production.

Dublin Murders, an eight-part adaptation of Tana French’s bestselling crime novels, and a second series of Cork-set comedy The Young Offenders headlin(...)

The Caribbean Princess: the 290-metre cruise ship was forced to abandon a scheduled visit to Dublin Port at the beginning of August

Bermuda has initiated an investigation into how a “mega-class” cruise ship with almost 4,500 people on board spent nine hours drifting without power (...)