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Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer at the Department of Health, during a media update on the confirmed case of coronavirus at Miesian Plaza, Baggot Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ten new cases of coronavirus have been reported this evening, the biggest daily increase recorded since the disease was found here at the end of Febru(...)

The Grand Princess: At least 20 people aboard fell ill returning to its home port of San Francisco from a voyage to Hawaii. Photograph: Interpress/AFP via Getty Images

An ocean liner that previously carried two passengers who contracted the coronavirus was barred on Wednesday from returning to its home port of San Fr(...)

Medical members wearing protective gear talk as they check drivers with suspected symptoms of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at a “drive-through” virus test facility in Goyang, north of Seoul, on Sautrday. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Yeon-je/AFP

The first death of a coronavirus patient has occurred in the United States, president Donald Trump has confirmed. The patient was a woman in her lat(...)

Clare Doherty: ‘Christmas on Waiheke is pretty special.’

Thousands of Irish people around the world will be celebrating Christmas far from home. Many are finding ways to keep Irish festive season traditions (...)

Daniel Johnston: the singer-songwriter and visual artist was acclaimed as one of the United States’ most gifted outsider voices. Photograph: Bryan Schutmaat/New York Times

Daniel Johnston, a singer-songwriter and visual artist whose childlike, haunted songs brought him acclaim as one of the United States’ most gifte(...)

Can you criss-cross America without gasoline? Technically, yes. But America has 100 filling stations for every Tesla station.

“Where we going, man?” asks the narrator, Sal Paradise, in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. “I don’t know but we gotta go,” replies his friend Dean Moriar(...)

Esaïe Prickett, wearing Google Glass, with his mother, Rose, and brother Morgan at their home. Photograph: Cayce Clifford/The New York Times

When Esaïe Prickett sat down in the living room with his mother, father and four older brothers, he was the only one wearing Google Glass. As Esaïe, (...)

A fault line crack in Highway 178 was opened by a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake, which in turn was triggered by a 6.4 the previous day, near the epicentre in Trona, California. Photograph: Reuters

The two earthquakes that hit southern California should alert people across the US to the need to prepare for natural disasters, the state’s governor (...)

A house burns after an earthquake in Ridgecrest, California, US July 5th, 2019. Photograph: Jessica Weston/Daily Independent via Reuters

Emergency officials and residents in the high desert of southern California braced for potentially dangerous aftershocks from a major earthquake that (...)

Among those who worked on the railway were thousands of post-Famine Irish emigrants. File photograph: Getty

On this day 150 years ago one of the most important events in American history took place. A golden spike was driven into the ground to mark the com(...)

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