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 People out in Dublin on Saturday evening after pubs reopened earlier in the week.  Photograph: Gaillot et Gray/PA Wire

Ireland can eliminate Covid-19 over the course of the summer but repeatedly imposing, lifting and reimposing restrictions is a dangerous gamble, accor(...)

 Passengers at Dublin Airport prepare for their trips. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Another person diagnosed with Covid-19 has died, the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) reported on Saturday. This brings to 1,741 the to(...)

Ireland captain Kathryn Mullan celebrates their victory over India with her team-mates in the 2018 Hockey World Cup. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Several hours after the Sunday evening hooter had sounded in the Lee Valley Stadium in Olympic Park, east London, Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel walked(...)

Delphiniums in the garden. Photograph: Getty

Few flowers are more instantly evocative of the lush yet fleeting beauty of the mid-summer garden in full flush Like many gardeners, I fell in l(...)

Billy Morton with his Santry shovel in 1958.

“Gentlemen,” the small man began, “grass is on the way out”. Knowledge of sport is no excuse for a lack of imagination, or vice versa, and Billy Mort(...)

 A woman reacts after she being hit with pepper spray deployed by police against protesters  in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Dale de la Rey/AFP via Getty Images

China has warned Britain it would retaliate if London goes ahead with a plan to offer a pathway to citizenship to up to 3 million Hong Kong residents (...)

 A nurse carries out a swab test for Covid-19 in Melbourne, Australia, on Wednesday. Photograph: James Ross/EPA

Authorities will lock down more than 300,000 people in suburbs north of Melbourne for a month from late on Wednesday to contain the risk of infection (...)

A passenger in the departures area of Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will strengthen its warnings about travelling abroad but is unlikely to tell airlines to cancel flights or ban foreign travel, despite(...)

Ireland’s epidemic began last February, when travellers, especially those returning from Italy, imported the disease into Ireland.  Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Barely a week after Leo Varadkar promised overseas travel would resume on July 9th, that commitment appears to be in major doubt over concerns about a(...)

Dr Anthony Fauci: “I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around,” he said. Photograph:  Al Drago/Bloomberg

Infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has warned that America’s daily coronavirus cases could hit 100,000 as several states across the country co(...)

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