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Covid-19: the European Commission has compiled a list of scientifically validated antigen tests. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

I read that the Government is introducing antigen tests to help prevent the further spread of Covid-19. How will this work? Fully vaccinated close con(...)

Scientists say a new type of dating technique using a long-ago solar storm as a reference point revealed that the settlement was occupied in 1021 AD. Illustration: Moment/Getty

Long before Columbus crossed the Atlantic, eight timber-framed buildings covered in sod stood on a terrace above a peat bog and stream at the northern(...)

Grant Thornton Ireland managing partner Michael McAteer said every area of its business was growing at a rapid pace. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Grant Thornton Ireland is hiring an extra 1,000 staff to meet surging demand for accountancy and professional services. The accountants’ firm last m(...)

The grave of Hector Fullerton Donald (27) of Liverpool in Ahamlish cemetery, Co Sligo. He was presumed to have drowned after the troop ship Mohamed Ali El-Kebir was torpedoed on August 7th, 1940.

On a recent visit to a countryside cemetery in north Co Sligo, my attention was drawn to the graves of five British soldiers that date to the second W(...)

A drilling rig above the Corrib gas field.

Corrib field shareholder Nephin Energy earned a €14.1 million profit from natural gas sales last year, but low prices and other costs left the overal(...)

Roy Foster was sceptical of Patrick Joyce’s claim to have heard Irish spoken in Kilburn during his 1960s childhood

During a lengthy correspondence about Irish and fáinne-wearing in the Times Literary Supplement recently, English author Geoffrey Wheatcroft suggested(...)

Restrictions on non-US citizens were first imposed on air travelers from China in January 2020 by then-president Donald Trump and then extended to dozens of other countries. Photograph: iStock

The Biden administration will drop travel restrictions for vaccinated people from November 8th, reopening the US to foreign nationals travelling by ai(...)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has said the kingdom is “serious” about talks with Iran, signalling Riyadh’s desire to repair relations between two ri(...)

 Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones leads his team onto the field with mascot BIL ahead of the game against Japan at Murrayfield. Photograph: Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Feeling iffy about a women’s Lions Tour? Okay, okay. OKAY. But let’s give it a chance. The name alone, though. Already shades of a facsimile of t(...)

Irish Loop: Ferryland Head, a narrow spit of land that attracted many shipwrecks in the past. Photograph: Candace Kennedy/New York Times

Travel as far east as you can get in North America and you may not be able to stop comparing it to somewhere else. Over and over again, as we drove(...)

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