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Military personnel enter the Sudima hotel in Christchurch, New Zealand, where the fishing crews are in quarantine. Photograph:  Mark Baker/AP

New Zealand has recorded 25 new cases of coronavirus, the biggest daily toll the country has reported since the height of its initial outbreak in Marc(...)

Under new measures, those found engaging in non-essential travel more than 5km from home or refusing to wear a face mask in designated areas will likely face fines of up to €500. Gardaí will also have the power to issue €1,000 fines to organisers of house parties. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Another month, another new set of Covid-19 laws. Starting in March 2020 when the Health Act 2020 was introduced, the Irish public has been subject to(...)

 Crowded rush hour commuters in the London Underground before the pandemic. File photograph: Getty Images

I went back to the office for the first time in seven months the other day, expecting to find the place largely unchanged. A colleague who had just d(...)

Sarah Jane Bennett works at the Irish Embassy in Singapore

Singapore wasn’t on Sarah Jane Bennett’s original itinerary when she embarked on her global travels over a decade ago, but she found a good life in th(...)

Seán Doyle takes over at BA as it is seeking to cut its workforce by 13,000 to combat the impact of Covid-19.  Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Aer Lingus chief executive Seán Doyle is taking the helm at British Airways in a management shake-up at both carriers’ owner, International Airlines G(...)

Relatives mourn during the burial of 65-year-old Maria Joana Nascimento in August, who died suspectedly from the coronavirus, at Vila Formosa Cemetery, in the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

New cases of Covid-19 in the United States hit a two-month high on Friday with more than 58,000 infections reported as Brazil surpasses 150,000 corona(...)

eShopworld recently reported sales of more than €543 million for 2019 and it expects annualised revenues to reach €1 billion this year. Photograph: Rich Seymour/ISPC/iStockphoto

Ecommerce service provider eShopworld (ESW) will recruit 160 new staff this year, more than double the 65 hires it planned to make before the coronavi(...)

Airasia flew 52 million passengers last year.

Short-haul flying is likely to recover first from the impact of Covid-19 on travel, Airasia founder, Tony Fernandes, believes. Speaking in a video-li(...)

Covid-19 travel restrictions and a  reduction in international flights meant Irish residents have been unable to send or receive mail from Australia and New Zealand in recent months. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

People will be able to send post down under and across the Atlantic from early next week as An Post has confirmed that it will restart full services t(...)

There has been evidence of rich Thais looking at private banking products in Singapore as they hunt for global investments. File photograph: iStock

Asia’s wealthy are readying cash to take advantage of opportunities in financial markets and private equity once the impact of the coronavirus pandemi(...)

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