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A woman is innoculated with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Citizens are being urged to ‘get vaccinated’. Photograph: Getty

The Delta variant now represents more than 80 per cent of all coronavirus cases in the United States, said health officials on Tuesday as they reitera(...)

Last month, CCI and more than 20 civil society organisations wrote to the Government calling on it to ‘treat the biodiversity crisis like a real emergency’. Photograph: Fran Veale

The Government’s credibility in addressing the biodiversity crisis has been called into question by Climate Case Ireland (CCI) because of a two-year d(...)

Bitcoin has been hit by many setbacks of late, including China’s regulatory crackdown.

A sell-off in bitcoin accelerated on Tuesday, pushing it below $30,000 (€25,500)for the first time in about a month. The largest digital coin fell 3.(...)

A couple walks under a Singapore flag hanging outside a karaoke lounge in Singapore on Friday. Photograph: Wallace Woon/EPA

Singapore has tightened social-distancing restrictions after reporting the highest number of locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in nearly a year, as t(...)

Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna is listing its shares via a €2.7 billion deal with a blank-check company,  tapping investor cash while keeping the founding family in control.

Ermenegildo Zegna is listing its shares via a $3.2 billion (€2.7 billion) deal with a blank-cheque company, letting the Italian fashion house join oth(...)

We asked if people had tried to buy Irish more frequently since the start of the pandemic and if they were prepared to pay more to do so.

Not for the first time since the start of the crisis we took to Twitter to try and gauge people’s attitude to shopping local and not for the first tim(...)

According to the Guaranteed Irish survey, 78 per cent of consumers here say the main reason they buy Irish food products is a desire to support local businesses. Photograph: iStock

One of the very few good things to emerge from nearly 18 months of Covid misery has been a sharp increase in conscience consumerism. It happened almos(...)

Police scuffle and detain an anti-government demonstrator during a protest in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo

Cuba’s communist revolution is one of the world’s great survivors. The Soviet Union may have crumbled, the Berlin Wall fallen and China and Vietnam tu(...)

 Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty. Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Emily Hegarty Age: 23 Event: Women’s Four Titles: World U23 Championships 2019 silver Club: UCC Rowing Club Another from the prolific Skibbe(...)

 “Many Christian churches are in meltdown and instead of listening and respecting the views of all those who have been hurt and alienated, there is this constant pull to return to old ways that have no contemporary meaning for so many good and noble people.” Getty Images

On July 1st, the People’s Republic of China placed a full-page advertisement in this newspaper. The text was written by the Chinese ambassador to Irel(...)

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