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Child’s eye view of Place de l’Opéra, Paris. Photograph: Getty Images

There was a fleeting but memorable moment shortly after we were seated at a table outside a bistro in the warm, Parisian autumn sunshine when I starte(...)

Most of Dublin’s leading stocks suffered on Friday, dragging down the Iseq index of Irish shares. Photograph: iStock

Shares slid on Friday as central bankers signalled that interest rate rises may not be far off. DUBLIN Shares in insulation maker Kingspan tumbled 7(...)

Vaccine being administered to staff at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin.  Ireland will, hopefully, follow the patterns seen in the UK and other countries further along the Omicron curve. File photograph: Alan Betson

The sight this week of public health officials spurning further restrictions even with a record 20,000-plus Covid-19 cases a day told its own story. (...)

Many analysts see  a chance that Covid will be endemic by the time the Omicron wave subsides. Photograph: iStock

The world is grappling with record cases of Covid-19 as Omicron spreads like no variant of the virus before it. Yet some senior European figures, such(...)

The ministry of foreign affairs, Kiev. Photograph: Getty Images

The United States believes Russia is laying the groundwork for a possible invasion of Ukraine and could stage a “false-flag” attack in the militant-he(...)

Eirgrid has had to reassure multinational customers after rising demand and falling supply brought the Irish electricity system to a crossroads. Photograph: Alan Betson

Intel may have announced a significant multi-million-euro investment locally last year but news that the State is likely to miss out on another one is(...)

‘O the Roast Beef of England’,  also called the Gate of Calais, by William Hogarth. Photograph:   Imagno/Getty Images

When Britain’s foreign secretary Liz Truss hosted European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic on Thursday evening at Chevening House, her grace (...)

Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov: “We must continue to push determinedly for the right movement and the required evolution from the western side.”  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Russia has said talks with the West on security issues and tension around Ukraine have hit a “dead end” and warned that it will act to “eliminate unac(...)

Image of a black foetus by Chidiebere Ibe: A recent study of medical illustrations showed that only 4.5 per cent depicted non-white skin

Just before Christmas, a series of images by student and medical illustrator Chidiebere Ibe went viral on social media. Ibe is a skilled artist, but w(...)

People who test positive for Covid-19 on an antigen test will no longer be required to seek a confirmatory PCR test under new rules. File photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP via Getty Images

The milder impact of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 on infected people and hospitals has led the Government to relax the rules on isolation and testi(...)

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