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World Health Organisation executive director Mike Ryan: “If we could identify a higher proportion of cases and ask close contacts to quarantine with our support, we wouldn’t necessarily be having lockdowns.” Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini

There is “too much of the nanny state” about the way in which young people are scolded about their behaviour around Covid-19, Dr Mike Ryan has said. (...)

Helicopter pilot Dave McInerney gets ready to start work

When did you leave Ireland and why? I first left as a 20 year-old. I was in the Irish Army and went to serve in Lebanon with the UN. That tour in 19(...)

US president Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump has a bank account in China and has unsuccessfully pursued business projects there, according to an analysis of his tax reco(...)

Some 6,318 doctors working in Irish hospitals trained abroad. Photograph: iStock

Updated legislation which was signed into law this week means foreign doctors with internships previously not recognised by the Irish Medical Council (...)

Chinese students arriving in Belfast on Qatar Airways plane specially charted by Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s University Belfast for the second time in two weeks has chartered a Qatar Airways plane to bring hundreds of Chinese students to Belfast. On (...)

Airasia flew 52 million passengers last year.

Short-haul flying is likely to recover first from the impact of Covid-19 on travel, Airasia founder, Tony Fernandes, believes. Speaking in a video-li(...)

The FinCEN files show that the world’s largest banks play a key role in the massive flow of funds out of Russia into the West.

An unprecedented glimpse into the staggering amounts of suspect money that flow through the international banking system is revealed in leaked files f(...)

Rohingya migrants look on following their arrival by boat in Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, Indonesia. Photograph: Rahmat Mirza/AFP via Getty Images

Almost 300 Rohingya migrants believed to have been at sea for up to six months landed in Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Monday, Indonesian author(...)

Clare Heffernan, a resident of the apartments attached to St Mary’s (Telford) nursing home in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. ‘I can’t sleep. I cannot eat. I am so traumatised.’   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Residents of a south Dublin nursing home and supported living facility say they are terrified, devastated and “very angry” at its threatened closure. (...)

A Malaysian coroner began an inquest on Monday into the death of a French-Irish teen, Nora Quoirin. Photograph:  Courtesy of the Quoirin Family / AFP

A Malaysian coroner began an inquest on Monday into the death of a French-Irish teen, a year after her body was found near a nature resort where she m(...)

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