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The Airbnb taskforce, which has agents in Dublin according to Bloomberg, “cleans up only after disaster strikes”. Photograph: Getty Images

An Australian woman who was allegedly raped at knifepoint in an Airbnb apartment in New York received a secret settlement of $7 million (€5.85 mi(...)

The chief medical officer said it was important people avoided crowds as reopening continued. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

People should avoid crowded situations so as to reduce their exposure to Covid-19, chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan has advised. With the approa(...)

Chief medical officer Tony Holohan had recommended that some European countries with high rates of Covid-19 be added to the list. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

India is among five countries added to Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine list amid a devastating surge in Covid-19 cases and fatalities there in re(...)

Defence Forces and a paramedic outside the Crowne Plaza, a quarantine hotel in Santry, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The vast majority of international travellers who appealed the requirement to quarantine in a hotel have had their application denied since the system(...)

A bumblebee zones in on a foxglove blossom in Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Walking in the South or Central American mountains, you might find an unexpected immigrant among the otherwise unfamiliar plants, the spectacular but (...)

 Members of the SL Controls team Deirdre Loughlin, Paul Clarke, Shane Loughlin, Keith Moran (CEO), Darragh McMorrow and Norma Mulligan

After almost two decades in business, this year Keith Moran of SL Controls hired the company’s first fully remote worker. Now he wants to take on many(...)

Sniffer dog Marley with the drugs found in Ringaskiddy. Photograph: Revenue

Gardaí were on Tuesday night questioning a 22-year-old man about a major drugs seizure after Customs officers found €1.8 million worth of cannabis her(...)

Among the planned Smurfit Kappa work is the further modernisation of machinery in Colombia.

Smurfit Kappa is investing $40 million (€33 million) in its paper sacks business in Latin America, expanding and modernising its operations. The comp(...)

Workers of banana fields come across a flooded road while evacuating the area in El Progreso,  Honduras, on Saturday, before the arrival of Hurricane Iota. Photograph: Orlands Sierra/AFP via Getty Images)

Iota has become the 13th hurricane of the Atlantic season, threatening to bring another dangerous system to Nicaragua and Honduras — countries recentl(...)

A resident is helped off a boat after he was rescued from a flooded area in the neighbourhood of Planeta, Honduras, on  Thursday.  Photograph: Delmer Martinez/AP

The remains of Hurricane Eta dumped more torrential rain across large parts of Central America early on Friday after days of devastating floods and l(...)

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