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Ireland’s official Covid tracker app. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The practice of contact tracing was pioneered by Asian countries before being adopted in Europe. It has been particularly effective in Japan and South(...)

Visitors from France enjoying their visit to Temple Bar in Dublin on March 7th, 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is little in the 161-year history of this newspaper that has been afforded the all-consuming coverage which the pandemic has had since the begin(...)

Northern League leader Matteo Salvini: Could end up in a position of power, either as interior minister or even prime minister – a scenario that could disturb investors and EU policymakers. Photograph: Riccardo Antimiani/EPA

Just after the start of one of his final campaign rallies this week, Matteo Salvini lunged into the kind of provocative anti-Muslim pitch to voters th(...)

Italy and abortion

Sir, – I refer to the article “Italy offers taste of what may come over abortion” (May 29th) on the supposedly detrimental effects a right by doctors (...)

Cannizzaro hospital in Catania, Sicily. Valentina Miluzzo was denied a termination at the facility last year and died, despite abortion being legal in Italy for 40 years.

In October 2016, 32-year old Valentina Miluzzo died of sepsis after a doctor at Cannizzaro obstetrics and gynaecology hospital in Catania on the east (...)

The impressive interior of St Colman’s Cathedral.

Its soaring sound provided the backdrop to countless prayers of hope for generations of Irish emigrants leaving Cobh for America over the last 100 yea(...)

The Vatican’s “gay lobby” does not campaign for gay rights; rather it is an informal group of gays who look out for each other

In 2002, at the height of the US Catholic Church’s sex abuse crisis, Pope John Paul II summoned American bishops to Rome for 10 days. During the visit(...)

Relatives and friends of Salah Abu Laban, Sahar Qouidar, Ghassan Abu Laban and Reem al-Sebaei, all victims of EgyptAir flight 804, grieve following prayers for the dead, at al Thawrah Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: AP Photo/Amr Nabil

Egypt deployed a submarine on Sunday to hunt for the EgyptAir plane that crashed in deep Mediterranean waters, president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said, w(...)

 People queue up to see the relics of St Anthony in Fairview, Dublin, in 2013. File photograph: Collins Photos

Thousands of people are expected to visit the relics of St Anthony when they are brought to Catholic churches across Ireland and Knock shrine next mon(...)

Five Star Movement’s leader Beppe Grillo: “We’ll see when [Mr Khan] blows himself up in Westminster,” he said. The controversy is troublesome for the party with Rome’s mayoral election next month. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

The comedian who leads Italy’s second-largest political party quipped that Sadiq Khan might “blow himself up in Westminster”, equating London’s first (...)

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