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Hospitals faced a “massive” backlog of treatment that has built up over the past two years. Photograph: iStock

Footage of overwhelmed doctors treating patients in makeshift conditions in Italy’s Lombardy region in March 2020 was the first sign of the deadly thr(...)

Ryanair  carried 31.1m passengers in  the final three months of 2021. Photograph:  Ian Waldie/Getty

Ryanair lost €143 million in the nine months to the end of last year as European air travel began recovering from widespread Covid curbs. The airline(...)

 United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: ‘We’re in a decent position but you need a result away from home to go through, so all eyes and all focus is on this one.’ Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Ole Gunnar Solskjær conceded “one swallow does not make a summer” after Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Tottenham, and said criticism fuels his drive(...)

Soldiers and police officers carry out checks at the main railway station in Milan on  March 9th, 2020, after  authorities  closed off the  northern  region of Lombardy in a bid to halt the  spread of Covid-19. Photograph: Paolo Salmoirago/EPA

Relatives of coronavirus victims in Italy are pushing for a full public inquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic as documents from the E(...)

Ryanair is seeking incentives to boost traffic at Cork and Dublin airports after announcing new services for Shannon this winter. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Cork and Dublin airports face a loss of traffic if the Government does not aid both in cutting charges to lure airlines back, Ryanair executive Eddie (...)

Chief medical officer Tony Holohan: A senior official suggests there is a “central problem” with the power located in Nphet, namely that “focusing purely on the disease leads to a certain view”.

In his inimitable style, former Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings this week described the UK’s department of health as a “smoking ruin” during t(...)

Ischgl is a swish and popular ski resort in southern Austria – and a perfect petri dish for the spread of the new coronavirus. Photograph: Getty Images

February 29th, 2020 The first confirmed case of coronavirus in Ireland. The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) confirms it is a “male in t(...)

The probe will additionally look into whether Italy’s 15-year-old national plan of action in case of a pandemic had been updated prior to the outbreak. Photograph: Paolo Salmoirago/EPA

Italian police seized documents from the health ministry in Rome on Thursday as part of an investigation into the handling of the initial phase of its(...)

 Health workers perform swab tests at the San Giovanni hospital in Rome, Italy. Photograph: Giuseppe Lami/EPA

It took a weekend to take Italy back three months in its struggle against the pandemic. Last week’s rapid increase in coronavirus infections risks era(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Marquinhos celebrates after scoring against Atalanta. Photograph: Getty Images

Atalanta 1 Paris Saint-Germain 2 So much for the underdogs. On an extraordinary night in Lisbon Atalanta came within a minute of reaching the semi-fi(...)

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