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 World Health Organisation director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: ‘This is a devil that everybody should fight.’ File photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

The head of the World Health Organisation has warned that “without national unity... the worst is yet ahead of us” in the coronavirus outbreak, revivi(...)

Lisa Smyth works as a technical adviser from her home – her late grand aunt’s cottage –  in Darragh, Co Clare.

Many of us have had to become experts in remote working over the past few weeks, though not in the best of circumstances. We speak to those who’ve bee(...)

Brendan and Breda Butler safely indoors in their home in Malahide, Co Dublin: they will take refuge in reading. Photograph: Tom Honan

Brendan Butler (77) and Breda (72) were surviving day three of “the Cocoon” on Monday despite a feeling of being “hemmed in” in their north Co Dublin (...)

The Spanish Steps at a deserted Piazza di Spagna in central Rome on Thursday. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

The high death tolls and mass coronavirus outbreaks seen in China and Italy are likely to soon occur in other countries around Europe, the European Un(...)

Testing for the coronavirus. Photograph: AP

Randox, the Co Antrim health diagnostics company which has developed a rapid test for the new strain of coronavirus, will start shipping test kits thi(...)

Representative Jim Clyburn (right), the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, announced in  Charleston that Joe Biden (left) was his choice for president, praising his integrity. Photograph: Travis Dove/New York Times

Democratic candidate Joe Biden received the endorsement of a key African-American figure in South Carolina on Wednesday, giving a boost to the former (...)

Trócaire has outlined five priority areas for the next Government including championing the Paris Agreement on climate change. Photograph: Kim Haughton

Trócaire, the Catholic bishops overseas development agency, has called on all political parties to put climate action and human rights at the heart of(...)

Clare Doherty: ‘Christmas on Waiheke is pretty special.’

Thousands of Irish people around the world will be celebrating Christmas far from home. Many are finding ways to keep Irish festive season traditions (...)

Members of the XV Caravan of Central American Mothers looking for missing migrant children in Talisman, Chiapas state, on the Mexican border with Guatemala. Photograph: Getty Images

Guatemala is marketed across the globe as the “Heart of the Mayan World”. Photographs of spectacular jungle pyramids and smiling indigenous women, car(...)

Abelino Chib Caal from Guatemala in Dublin  after he was awarded the  Romero International Award by Trócaire, for his work defending human rights. Photograph: Dave Meehan

On April 26th, 2019 Abelino Chub Caal walked free after spending 813 days in prison. Less than six months later, the Guatemalan activist stood before (...)

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