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Frontline health care professionals are seen at an urgent care facility in Los Angeles, California on December 8th. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP via Getty

The US’s top regulator will meet on Thursday to consider approval for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, as the country’s infection rates and deaths from(...)

The Government says experts advise that cheaper, faster antigen tests are not suitable for international air travel, so the Republic only accepts the slower more expensive PCR screening

Passengers should not have to pay more than €50 for Covid-19 tests that allow them avoid travel restrictions, politicians say in a report published on(...)

Canada is set to receive up to 249,000 doses this month and 4 million doses of the vaccine by March. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP

Canada’s health regulator has approved Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine. Health Canada posted on its website that the vaccine made by US drug manufacturer P(...)

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‘Tis the season to be jolly and splash out on some ab fab festive fashion pieces for the Christmas season. After 10 months of pandemic stress, self-de(...)

The scheme encourages us to spend money in an Irish hotel, guesthouse or restaurant by giving us a tax rebate on what we spend. Photograph: iStock

The new year is looking a lot brighter than the gloomy one we are about to unceremoniously kick out the back door with a vengeance. There are bright n(...)

There is the risk of a ‘hard border for data’ across the island of Ireland that could disrupt cross-Border services and companies from January 1st.

There is the risk of a “hard border for data” across the island of Ireland that could disrupt cross-Border services and companies from January 1st, du(...)

John Metcalf’s collection is as informative as it is entertaining.

“After the ham and Ambrosia Creamed Rice, he’d walked the neighbourhood – dark factories across the canal, bomb-sites, news agents, fish and chips, Pr(...)

The Bad Bridget podcast tells the story of the many Irish women who were regularly imprisoned in the US and Canada. Illustration: Ashleigh Neill, @PhDcartoon

Two Northern Ireland-based historians have launched podcasts about the “Bad Bridgets” – the many thousands of Irish women who emigrated to North Ameri(...)

An Eir rep ‘was adamant’ high-speed broadband could be provided at a reader’s Dublin 24 address. Photograph: iStock

We have two fresh nightmares before Christmas involving Eir. A reader called Tom wrote to us on behalf of his father, also Tom. Tom snr, we were told,(...)

Collapse of Arcadia: the pandemic has proven one obstacle too many for the Topshop owner. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Fall of Arcadia In an echo of a trend seen in parts of Asia at the start of the Covid-19 crisis, a mannequin in a central London f(...)

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