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Irish men are more likely to comment on stories, according to new research by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish women are more likely than Irish men to share news stories, but Irish men are more likely to comment on stories, according to new research by th(...)

About 72 per cent of Austria’s population is fully vaccinated against Covid-19, one of the lowest rates in western Europe. Photograph:  Patrick T Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

Austria has announced plans to give Covid-19 vaccine recipients an almost one-in-three chance to win a €500 gift voucher while MPs voted to fine those(...)

Primark owner AB Foods said stores largely remained open during the 16 weeks to January 8th.  Photograph:  Evert Elzinga/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Around 400 jobs are set to be axed across fast fashion chain Primark’s UK stores as the group looks to overhaul its retail management team. The reta(...)

On board the Night Riviera to Cornwall: single-occupancy cabin costs £90 (€108) and, if you are travelling with someone else, a double-occupancy cabin is £120 (€144). Photograph: GWR

If I ever got a reputation for sleeping around, it would be because I’ve always been drawn to the romance of European sleeper trains. For a while, how(...)

Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov: “We must continue to push determinedly for the right movement and the required evolution from the western side.”  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Russia has said talks with the West on security issues and tension around Ukraine have hit a “dead end” and warned that it will act to “eliminate unac(...)

US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman said the Nato allies ‘spoke in complete unity’. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

The United States has urged Russia to continue security talks with the West and to stop moving troops and armour towards Ukraine, while warning that (...)

Toy store group Smyths enjoyed its busiest year to date in pandemic-hit 2020. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish toy giant Smyths Toys has injected €175 million into its mainland European business to drive its expansion after the unit became the most profit(...)

An Irish passport gives holders visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 187 countries. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland has been ranked joint 14th on a list of the most prized passports in the world because it offers visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 187 co(...)

Nphet has advised that a medical mask rather than a cloth mask should be worn by anyone who is a confirmed Covid-19 case.

The State’s National Public Health Emergency Team has sent new advice to the Government on face masks and which varieties better protect people agains(...)

Germany and Italy are among the countries who have promoted the use of FFP2 or equivalent masks in public spaces. File photograph: Getty Images

The State’s public health team has raised the prospect of greater use of higher-grade respirator masks, advising the Government that they may better p(...)

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