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Among the vaccinated population of Seychelles that has had two doses, 57 per cent were given Sinopharm, while 43 per cent were given AstraZeneca. Photograph: iStock

Marie Neige, a call centre operator in Seychelles, was eager to be vaccinated. Like the majority of the residents in the tiny island nation, she was o(...)

Mandatory quarantine: Dublin Airport Crowne Plaza is the first hotel being used under the scheme. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

We have a mandatory quarantine system in place now, don’t we? Yes. The booking system is now open, with the quarantine hotels themselves ope(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer, Department of Health and Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group a Covid -19 update on Thursday. Phtograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A further 23 deaths of Covid-19 patients were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Friday. Two of the deaths occurred in (...)

The Helix mass Covid-19 vaccination centre in DCU. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times.

The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme across Ireland’s nursing homes is almost complete with the scheme now expanded to included congregat(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan have both said foreign travel might be off the cards for most of 2021. Photograph: Getty Images

Right now, with Level 5 lockdown restrictions limiting people to travelling 5km from their front doors, the prospects of a holiday anywhere seem remot(...)

  John Nkengasong: “If you add 400 million doses to the 270 million doses, I think we are beginning to make very good progress.” Photograph:  Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The African Union has secured an additional 400 million doses of coronavirus vaccines for its 54 member states, the Africa Centres for Disease Control(...)

Centre: Shóna and Wayne McGann. Left: Clara Malone of Coastal Ceremonies helped arrange an elopement on the Cliffs of Moher. Photograph: Jessica & Danilo. Right: Mary Carroll and JP Canning. Photograph: Emily Quinn

Shorter guest lists mean couples are focusing more on bespoke menus and special details for their Covid weddings – and the trend is set to continue(...)

The coastline of  Grand Cayman. Photograph: iStock

British overseas territory the Cayman Islands, the United States and Switzerland do most to help the globe’s richest citizens hide and launder money, (...)

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 (...)

So far more often than not, we adults will get crap we don’t want but feign delight at getting it

Brace yourself. I’m going to use the word. Because it’s November already. This is what I do: to avoid the mind-splitting stress of – here it comes – (...)

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