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Irish couple Laura Malone and David O’Connor

David O’Connor thought the Covid-19 pandemic had put a stop to his fledgling business recruiting English-speaking teachers to work in China. “It start(...)

 Doctors Aoife Page, Luke Hughes, Rachel Kearns, Hilary Coyle, Deirdre Ryan and Eva Tallon arrive back in Dublin Airport from Perth, Australia.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

In a near deserted Dublin Airport, there were almost one hundred doctors among 170 Irish citizens returning from Australia through the arrival gates o(...)

Scientist Doireann Loughlin- Waldron (front) with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (L) and Minister for Health Simon Harris (R) when they visited the National Virus Refrence Laboratory in Dublin where testing for Covid-19 takes place. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The number of coronavirus cases and deaths are increasing in Ireland and globally. In preparation for the expected surge in demand for care, the Gover(...)

Ger Lyons: ‘What we’re doing is 20 jockeys going racing to keep a livelihood. It’s horses running.’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Top trainer Ger Lyons believes racing here is just one positive coronavirus test away from coming to a halt, but has backed the sport continuing behin(...)

Emirates has announced it will suspend most passenger flights by March 25th. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty

Emirates, which flies twice a day between Dublin and Dubai, has announced it is to suspend most of its passenger flights by March 25th as result of th(...)

Sheikh Mohammed  Al-Maktoum: the high court in England and Wales found that two older daughters of the sheikh, Shamsa and Latifa, had been abducted on their father’s orders. Photograph:  Fayez Nureldine / AFP

The British court judgment that found the billionaire ruler of Dubai had ordered the abduction of two of his daughters, mentions the controversial vis(...)

Marathon runners using the controversial marathon shoe competing in Tokyo. “Essentially equipment should not come into the equation, whether that’s the 100m or the long jump or the marathon,” said John Treacy. Photograph:  Kyodo News/Getty Images

Like many people famed in the art of marathon running, John Treacy looked at the results from Tokyo last Sunday with some disbelief. Not just because (...)

A handout image provided by United Arab Emirates News Agency (WAM) on December 24th, 2018 shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum having a meal with former president of the Republic Mary Robinson in Dubai. Photograph: AFP/Ho/Wam

The dramatic finding by a UK family court that the ruler of Dubai organised the abduction of two of his daughters turns the focus again on a controver(...)

Jordanian Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein and her then husband, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum,  at Royal Ascot in June, 2010. Photograph:  Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the billionaire ruler of Dubai, orchestrated a campaign “aimed at intimidating and frightening” his former wife(...)

 Ryanair said that it would cut flights to and from Italy, where the European coronavirus outbreak is at its worst, by 25 per cent from March 17th to April 8th.

Emirates will axe charges for changing flight bookings as the Gulf carrier bids to reassure customers weighing travel plans against coronavirus uncert(...)

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