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(...)

Phil Crean and his wife Gillian live in Playa San Juan on the west coast of Tenerife, but they also get away from the perfect climate there. Here they are in Peru last year.
Welcome to my Place . . . Tenerife
  • Abroad
  • January 13, 2020, 07:00

Phil Crean left Dublin in 1983, spent 11 years in London and moved to Tenerife in 1994. He works as a freelance photographer and lives with his wife G(...)

Spectacular views in northern Tenerife

The shadows are lengthening, the heat is dissipating, and we should have been out of this dry and dusty ravine long before now. But I can barely put o(...)

Hundreds queuing outside Brown Thomas on Dublin’s Grafton Street in the rain. Photograph: Conor Pope

Most shops in Dublin city centre were only closed for about 36 consecutive hours this week but the short shopping drought had some people so anxious t(...)

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