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 Researchers predict that people aged over 70 will account for 63% t of Covid-19 deaths in a country such as Australia, even though they make up just 11%  of the population there.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

In the space of two days last week I spoke to three business people who were all wrestling with the same coronavirus conundrum. Each had been slowly g(...)

Neil Cooney (34) and his partner Kath (32) after their arrival at Dublin Airport from Peru. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Ten hours into a gruelling bus journey from Tarapoto, a city on the edge of the Amazon in northern Peru, the bus carrying Irish citizens to Lima for a(...)

Shoppers wear face masks at a  market in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Cris Bouroncle/AFP via Getty Images

Peru has started limiting the times men and women can leave their homes in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Amid a strict (...)

 Ciara Hogan  is one of the Irish citizens who flew back from Peru on Monday.

Ciara Hogan, who is 27 and from Tipperary, is one of the Irish citizens stranded in Peru who arrived home from Lima on Monday on a rescue flight that (...)

A file image of Machu Picchu in Peru. Image: iStock.

While most Irish travellers stranded in Peru by the coronavirus pandemic arrived home on Monday, for a small number still stuck there the wait to get (...)

Neil Cooney and his wife Kath Cooney from Mullingar after their arrival from Peru. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

A 17-hour bus journey to Peru’s capital Lima in a rush to board a flight back to Ireland ended a honeymoon like no other for Neil Cooney (34) and his (...)

Waris Ahluwalia in the 2007 Wes Anderson movie, The Darjeeling Limited

Real-life adventures Wild (2014) Cheryl Strayed decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail to face her demons, and her memoirs were turned into this upl(...)

Passengers boarding the British Airways flight taking them from Lima to London. From there an Aer Lingus plane with take them to Dublin. Photograph: Gearóid McKendrick

A plane carrying Irish tourists stranded in Peru by the coronavirus pandemic left Lima on Sunday afternoon local time and was due to land in Heathrow (...)

Christina Park with her two boys, Cathal and Oisín Whelan.

Unable to leave their holiday apartment in Peru, following a national lockdown order, Christina Park, her husband and their two boys have, nevertheles(...)

Drivers freed up under the scaled back timetables will allow for extra vehicles to be put on key routes during currently busy periods

Public transport timetables will be scaled back to 80 per cent capacity in the coming days in order to comply with coronavirus social distancing requi(...)

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