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Qantas has cut almost a quarter of its international capacity for the next six months as travel demands fall due to fears over COVID-19. Photograph:  Mark Evans/Getty Images

Qantas Airways and Air France-KLM became the latest airlines to announce massive cuts in flights as the coronavirus impedes travel. Norwegian Air ha(...)

Many in the middle classes can work from home, take sick leave, use separate bathrooms and minimise contact with potential carriers.  Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

With somewhere between 50 and 100 million deaths attributed to it, the Spanish flu that ravaged the world in 1918 was, it was long assumed, an indiscr(...)

Former militants surrender their weapons during a reconciliation ceremony in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on Sunday, a day after  US officials and Taliban representatives signed an agreement. Photograph:  Guhlamulla Habibi/EPA

US president Donald Trump declared that talks with the Taliban were “dead” in September. But after nine halting rounds of negotiations, the US signed (...)

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said  he won’t release 5,000 prisoners the Taliban say must be freed before intra-Afghan negotiations can begin. Photograph: Rahmat Gul/AP

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani rejected on Sunday a Taliban demand for the release of 5,000 prisoners as a condition for talks with Afghanistan’s gover(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas holds a document while speaking during the UN Security Council meeting. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has suffered an unexpected defeat in the United Nations Security Council after the Trump administration exerted st(...)

Cork has the potential to be declared European Green Capital by 2025 with proper political and business support over the next five years, president of(...)

US president Donald Trump at a press conference with Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Blooomberg

Donald Trump unveiled his long-delayed Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, saying it would lay the foundations for “a realistic two-state solution” to (...)

A scene from the film adaption of The Dead by James Joyce. The Dead has been described as ‘the ultimate Christmas story for grown-ups haunted by the past’.

There can be few better places outside Ireland to celebrate James Joyce’s masterly short story The Dead than the country of Henrik Ibsen, the Norwegia(...)

 US president Bill Clinton (left) with British prime minister Tony Blair  at a 1997 summit in Denver, Colorado. Photograph: Doug Collier/AFP via Getty Images

In a time of perpetual crisis, the feeling of longing for an idealised past in which nothing much happened can exert a powerful pull. The tempting cou(...)

1970 was a “year of militancy” for nurses, who marched in protest for the first time, as covered by The Irish TImes.

1970 was the year of the Arms Trial, escalating violence in the North, and a six-month bank strike. Apollo 13 told Houston it had a problem. Nixon cam(...)

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