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An empty check-in area at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport. The rise in Covid across Europe now means no countries qualifiy for Ireland’s green list. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are now no European countries which qualify to be on the so-called green list of places where Irish people can travel without any restrictions i(...)

Part of an iceberg breaks away in August 2019, at the Apusiajik glacier, near Kulusuk, a settlement in the Sermersooq municipality  on the island of the same name  southeast of Greenland. File photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty

Researchers investigating global ice melting have found that since 1994 some 28 trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared from the surface of the Earth.(...)

The scientists also warn that the melting of ice in these quantities is now seriously reducing the planet’s ability to reflect solar radiation back into space. Photograph:  Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP

A total of 28 trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared from the surface of the Earth since 1994. That is the stunning conclusion of UK scientists who h(...)

The hottest temperature ever recorded was at California’s Death Valley in 1913. Photograph: EPA

A temperature of 54.4 degrees has been recorded in Death Valley’s Furnace Creek in the Southern California desert, the highest global temperature in m(...)

George Best Belfast City Airport. Monaco, Netherlands, Turks and Caicos, Aruba and Malta were also removed from the list of countries from which travellers coming into the UK are exempt from the need to self-isolate. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Travellers arriving from France and the Netherlands into Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK after 4am on Saturday will be required to quarantine (...)

Customers sit outside coffee shops in the Plaka district in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

In case you’re wondering, yes, “pandemic” is a Greek word, meaning “affecting all the people”. Which is one reason why Greece has taken the Covid viru(...)

About 10,000 to 15,000 people pass through Dublin Airport every day, compared to the 110,000 to 120,000 it would normally expect. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Ryanair executive, Eddie Wilson, gave politicians a stark warning this week. If the Republic does not act now to attract back air traffic “we are goin(...)

Monaco has seen an 800% increase in its rate of Covid-19 to 27 new cases per 100,000 people. Photograph: Getty

Some countries on the Government’s travel green list have seen significant increases in Covid-19 cases since the list was announced last week. The la(...)

  Passengers at Dublin Airport prepare to fly to various locations on July 1st.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Passengers from non-green list countries should prove they have tested negative for coronavirus before travelling here, State airports company DAA wil(...)

Johnny Magory is actually slang for the wild rosehip, from the Irish mogóir, a hip. Photograph: iStock

“Can I’ll tell you a story about Johnny Magory?” is the beginning of a children’s rhyme, that many will know continues as: “Will I begin it? That’s al(...)

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