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Aisha: Letitia Wright plays a young Nigerian woman caught up in the Irish direct-provision system

Frank Berry, one of our most respected and socially conscious film-makers, is shaking off a very 21st-century class of media kerfuffle. “Did it surpr(...)

Mandatory quarantine: Dublin Airport Crowne Plaza is the first hotel being used under the scheme. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

We have a mandatory quarantine system in place now, don’t we? Yes. The booking system is now open, with the quarantine hotels themselves ope(...)

The Government has proposed tighter travel restriction as  the Level 5 lockdown is extended until the beginning of March. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Visa-free travel from South Africa and most South American countries has been banned, except for in exceptional circumstances, due to the emergence of(...)

Pro-choice protesters dance outside the National Congress as senators decide on the legalization of abortion on Tuesday in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The proposal authorises legal, voluntary and free interruption of pregnancy until the 14th week while allowing doctor’s conscientious objection. Photograph: Ricardo Ceppi/Getty Images

The decision by Argentina’s senate to legalise abortion marks a major advance for women’s rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, home to some of t(...)

Demonstrators celebrate with green headscarves – the symbol of abortion rights activists – outside the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty

The Senate in Argentina will on Tuesday debate a Bill that, if it passes into law, would make the country by far the largest in Latin America to legal(...)

Women celebrate the approval of the abortion law in front of Argentina’s Congress in Buenos Aires on Friday. Photograph: Juan Ignacio Roncoroni/EPA

Lawmakers in Argentina’s lower house have passed a Bill that would legalise abortion in most cases, in a big step forward for the legislation that cou(...)

Downtown Washington:  virtually all the city’s  shops and restaurants are closed due to coronavirus.  Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

It takes a few seconds before the answer message kicks in. “Hello, This is Billy Martin. I want to personally thank you for calling. However, due to (...)

A resident of Rome puts face masks up to dry on a clothesline as Italy’s coronavirus lockdown continues. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Image of the week: Essential laundry On a clothesline in Rome, face masks are hung out to dry as the Italian lockdown continues with only minor modif(...)

Storage tanks at a Tullow Oil  site in Kenya. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Tullow Oil has identified further cost savings of about $85 million (€78 million) while its lenders have approved its credit facility with a debt capa(...)

Tullow Oil chairwoman Dorothy Thompson: ‘We have worked hard on a thorough review of the business.’

Revenue fell at Tullow Oil last year and the company reported $1.7 million loss as exploration write-offs and impairments hit. The company announced(...)

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