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Italian travel operators have reported a boom in foreign holidaymakers booking holiday apartments this summer. Limone sul Garda, Lombardy, Italy. Photograph: iStock

Italy will allow tourists to enter quarantine-free as soon as this month, the prime minister, Mario Draghi, has announced, saying the country is “read(...)

Ryanair pointed out that vaccinating the Republic’s most vulnerable groups had cut hospitalisations and serious illness, with less than 50 cases now in intensive care.

Covid quarantine rules forced Ryanair to fly an empty jet from Paris to Dublin last week, the group revealed as it called for the restrictions to be a(...)

Author Sophie White. Photograph: Tristan Hutchinson

Sophie White ponders the sturdy, complex, loving, sometimes hateful connection between mothers and daughters “‘That was the night I decided to k(...)

A recent Wednesday night special from The Fumbally was fish chowder with brown bread, and dessert, for €18.

When you step into The Fumbally, and see the array of produce displayed on tables, crates of vegetables from Elmhurst Urban Farm, McNally’s, and Garry(...)

‘I hear the laughs of my biggest little girl barrelling down the slides at the campsite where I’ve taken my family to every year – apart from last year – since 2014.’Photograph: Getty Images

‘I remember the little mobile home a sun-kissed stroll away from the pool’  When the Covid dread threatens to overwhelm me in the dead of these d(...)

The Italian data privacy watchdog  has been in touch with authorities in Ireland as  TikTok has announced that it would run its European operations out of Dublin. Photograph: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Gett

The Italian data privacy watchdog ordered video app TikTok on Friday to block the accounts of any users in Italy whose age it could not verify follow(...)

The high-security 1,000-capacity courtroom built by Italian authorities in the Calabrian city of Lamezia Terme. Photograph:  Gianluca Chininea/AFP via Getty Images

Italy’s largest mafia trial in three decades begins on Wednesday, with 900 witnesses testifying against more than 350 people, including politicians an(...)

TV Chef, food writer and owner of Ballyknocken House & Cookery School, Catherine Fulvio is this week’s Irish Times Food Month guest chef and each (...)

A queue of ambulances outside the San Leonardo Hospital in Castellammare di Stabia, in Naples, Italy. Photograph: Cesare Abbate/EPA

Italy surpassed 1m confirmed coronavirus infections on Wednesday, as its death toll climbed rapidly in a second wave that is wreaking havoc on hospita(...)

A religious procession in Roccafiorita, Sicily. The average age of its 187 inhabitants is over 60 and the worry is that if Covid spread among its population, the village might disappear. Photograph: Riccardo Lombardo/Getty Images

When the mayor of Roccafiorita received a phone call in October informing him that an employee in his office had tested positive for Covid-19, his hea(...)

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