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Tara Rafferty and her two sons Shea (8) and Eoin (11) at Nea Pafos on the day it reopened

Our family was at the airport for a flight to Cyprus when the first case of coronavirus hit Ireland. Was it irresponsible to fly? Possibly, but if you(...)

The ECDC   says the incidence of the disease fell  12%  in the second half of June, but most countries are still reporting community transmission.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has the lowest current incidence of Covid-19 cases in western Europe, according to a European report that warns some countries are reporting a(...)

  Cypriot foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides (right) and EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Josep Borrell  address a joint press conference following their meeting at the   in Nicosia. Photograph:  EPA

The European Union’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell expressed his “strong solidarity” with Cyprus on a visit to the island amid increasing tensio(...)

A couple wearing face masks shopping in Dublin’s Henry Street. Photogrpah: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Social distancing is still required for those with persistent coughs as face masks are not enough in themselves to protect other people, new research (...)

Greece, one of the most popular countries for Irish visitors, has announced that visitors will be allowed from 22 European countries and seven other countries, which have largely dealt with their Covid-19 problems. Photograph: iStock

Greece has announced it will be opening to some foreign visitors for the tourist season, but Irish holidaymakers will not be allowed for the moment. (...)

 Ryanair Holdings chief executive Michael O’Leary argued the Republic should be following the lead of Spain, France, Italy and other holiday destinations by lifting restrictions on visitors from next month. Photograph: Getty Images

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary boss has urged the Government to abandon what he says are “ineffective” quarantine rules for overseas travellers. And he(...)

People enjoy a sunny day on the beach in Tuscany’s Castiglione della Pescaia in Italy. The country’s international borders are due to open to tourists  on June 3rd. Photograph: Jennifer Lorenzini/LaPresse via AP

With the summer almost upon us, holiday plans are coming ever more sharply into focus. With Ireland’s phased exit from lockdown unlikely to give the g(...)

Cillian Sheridan in action for Wellington Phoenix during his time in New Zealand.

When Cillian Sheridan was travelling up to training in Dublin on Bus Éireann, he probably couldn’t have imagined he would end up on a journey that has(...)

Going nowhere: the entrance to an almost deserted terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The prospect of Ryanair, Aer Lingus and other airlines getting the green light from EU authorities to offer credit notes instead of cash refunds appea(...)

A man walks his dog past graffiti promoting a coospiracy theory about 5G and coronavirus in Kensington, London, on Thursday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

At about 9.30pm on Easter Monday, in the small Dutch town of Almere near Amsterdam, the fire brigade was called to put out a blaze at a large telecoms(...)

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