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The Locri  hospital in southern Italy, where patients are often sent elsewhere for lack of doctors, the elevators are endlessly in disrepair and the CT scan works one day, but not the next. Infiltration by the mafia, major doctor shortages, and a regional health agency hundreds of millions of euro in debt were some of the challenges the hospital confronted in 2019 – before coronavirus. Photograph:  Gianluca Chininea/AFP via Getty Images

The body of his son was barely cold when the ­grieving father was threatened by men from the funeral company. Inside the mortuary of an austere hospit(...)

Romanian prime minister  Ludovic Orban: “Unfortunately in recent months we have faced organised campaigns aimed at making Romanians not believe in the virus, not follow the rules we established.”  Photograph:EPA/Robert Ghement

Romania’s leaders have urged the nation to respect health guidelines and ignore misinformation and conspiracy theories playing down the seriousness of(...)

Dick Van Dyke (R) and Mary Tyler Moore with Carl Reiner during a rehearsal of The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1963.

Born: March 20th, 1922 Died: June 29th, 2020 The screenwriter, actor and director Carl Reiner, who has died aged 98, was a man of remarkable talent a(...)

The Home Office allowed granted Kelvin Bilal Fawaz the right to live and work in Britain for 30 months. Photograph:   Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

A former England boxer who was trafficked from Nigeria as a child and forced into domestic servitude has won the right to remain in Britain after a 16(...)

Healthcare professionals take care of coronavirus sufferers in the intensive care of the Poliambulanza hospital in Brescia, Italy. File photograph: EPA

Coronavirus cases are resurging in Europe as countries ease restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the disease, the World Health Organization has (...)

A special team was set up in the Garda’s National Economic Crime Bureau to investigate suspicious online transactions. Photograph: iStock

Just under two years ago gardaí became inundated with requests for assistance from police forces in Europe all telling a similar story. Somebody in a (...)

When unsuspected buyers purchased vehicles or goods online, their money disappeared but their purchases never arrived. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí have identified 126 members of one of the largest ever organised crime groups working in the Republic which has laundered at least €4.7 million(...)

Andrei Ciocan: was sentenced at Roscommon Circuit Court to three and a half years imprisonment for money laundering. Photograph: North West Newspix.

A 32-year-old Romanian man has been given a three and a half year prison sentence for his part in a Europe-wide cybercrime and money-laundering organi(...)

Gardaí have received reports of the woman being involved in an altercation with a male on Railway Street before the assault. File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

A 37-year old-homeless woman is in a serious condition in hospital after being found unconscious on a street in Cork city following an assault. Gard(...)

Diego Maradona was fouled 53 times in the 1990 World Cup. Photograph: Bongarts/Getty

Oh, come on, everybody remembers Italia 90. Do they, though? Yes. What, all of it? Well, not all of it, obviously. Go on then, what do you remember?(...)

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