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Rosita Boland. Photograph: Alan Betson

the Irish Times journalist talks to Patrick Freyne about her new book of essays on the subject of friendship Rosita Boland has just published Co(...)

From left: Peter Harte, FoodMarble’s chief technical officer; Aonghus Shortt, chief executive; and Lisa Ruttledge, chief operations officer. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Irish digital digestive health start-up FoodMarble has completed a clinical trial that investigates the use of its Aire device in diagnosing a digesti(...)

 Gravediggers carry the coffin of a Covid-19 victim during a burial at Vila Formosa cemetery in São Paulo on May 8th, 2021. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

The world’s known coronavirus death toll passed 4 million Thursday, a loss roughly equivalent to the population of Los Angeles, according to the Centr(...)

US president Joe Biden. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty

Joe Biden has ordered the US intelligence community to intensify its efforts to study the origins of coronavirus, adding that it will continue to pres(...)

US president Joe Biden speaks about the Covid-19 pandemic during a prime-time address from the East Room of the White House. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

US president Joe Biden offered Americans hope as he used his first speech since becoming president to announce his plan to make all adults coronavirus(...)

Chaplain Kevin Deegan prays with Covid-19 patient Esperanza Salazar, as she speaks with family members remotely, at Providence Holy Cross Medical Centre in the Mission Hills neighbourhood  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty

The US has now passed the once-unthinkable tally of 500,000 people dead from Covid-19 – almost matching the number of Americans killed in the second W(...)

Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California. Photograph: Ariana Drehsler/AFP/Getty Images.

Almost a quarter of the world’s population will not have access to a Covid-19 vaccine until 2022, according to new research. Experts from the Johns H(...)

Cardiovascular diseases account for 36%  of deaths in Ireland. High blood pressure is experienced by one in four Irish men. All told around 10,000 people in Ireland die from heart disease every year

The pandemic has prompted many people in Ireland to postpone out-patient cardiovascular appointments, but studies are emerging that show SARS-CoV-2 ma(...)

World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty

The director-general of the World Health Organisation has said he is isolating after being identified as a contact of someone who tested positive for (...)

Restaurant owners and workers bash pots   at a demonstration against restaurant and bar closures in Marseille, southern France, on Friday. Photograph: Daniel Cole/AP Photo

France and Britain have reported new daily records for coronavirus infections, now both well into five figures. France reported nearly 17,000 new con(...)

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