Thomas Brennan working from his home in Kilkenny. ‘I would be 100 per cent happy with a blended working model in the future’

Over the course of six years up to last March, Thomas Brennan spent a total of 287 days travelling to and from work. Every weekday at 5.10am his alar(...)

Tourist-friendly spots in the Caribbean, including Barbados, are likely to see high interest. Photograph: Getty

All those questions about when we might travel again, which dominated every holiday-related conversation in 2020, are slowly being replaced by somewha(...)

A beach in Papagayo, south Lanzarote. Photograph: Raul Garcia

“We don’t want it to end like this,” says Tracy Conway, who has been running Murphy’s Irish pub in Lanzarote with her business partner Frank Burns fro(...)

Banbridge Academy in Co Down is one of three schools in the North that have returning pupils from trips to Italy. They have been sent home and their families asked to self-isolate. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress

There has been confusion among schools and parents over how to deal with pupils who have returned in recent days from trips to areas of Italy and Tene(...)

 Several ambulances are parked outside a hotel placed in quarantine due to  coronavirus in the town of Adeje, on the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain, on Wednesday.  At least four guests tested positive for the virus. Photograph: Cristobal Garcia/EPA

Public health authorities are planning for a massive increase in the number of people being tested for coronavirus, Minister for Health Simon Harris h(...)

‘Anyone who has been to the affected regions in northern Italy in the last 14 days and has a cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties or fever should self-isolate and phone their GP immediately.’

The St Patrick’s Day festival and other public events may face restrictions as a result of public health measures likely to force postponement of the (...)

Police close a road near  Branville, Normandy, last Friday, ahead of the arrival of 34 French citizens by bus following their  evacuation from the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Lou Benoist/AFP via Getty Images

Irish people are stalling on holiday bookings as coronavirus spreads to several European countries, but travel agents say they have yet to see an outb(...)

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks pass  shops in  Milan, Italy, on Tuesday. Photograph: Camilla Cerea/Bloomberg

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the most outside China, increasing its international isolation as countries as far apart as Sout(...)

Police stand guard outside a hotel  put under quarantine for coronavirus in the town of Adeje, Tenerife, on Tuesday.  Photograph: EPA

A number of Irish citizens in Tenerife have contacted the Department of Foreign Affairs after a hotel on the island was placed under quarantine when I(...)

The Garda has no plans to send a liaison officer to Colombia to assist in the case of a Wexford father of three reported missing and possibly kidnappe(...)

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