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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(...)

Ireland’s official Covid tracker app. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The practice of contact tracing was pioneered by Asian countries before being adopted in Europe. It has been particularly effective in Japan and South(...)

Groups representing Irish and EU aviation and tourism – including Ryanair and Aer Lingus – have called for the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen to introduce an EU-wide testing protocol to avoid quarantines and reopen borders. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz / AFP

Travel to and from Ireland remains shrouded in a fog of unprecedented uncertainty. With the list of countries Irish people can visit without restricti(...)

A person charges a Tesla  vehicle at a charging station in San Mateo, California. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Investors slashed $50 billion (€42.75 billion) from Tesla’s market value on Tuesday despite chief executive Elon Musk’s promise to cut electric vehicl(...)

A sign displays a QR code for the NZ Covid Tracer app outside a store in Queenstown, New Zealand. Photograph: Mark Coote/Bloomberg

More than 30.7 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and more than 950,000 people have died, according to(...)

Populist leaders such as Boris Johnson (above), Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro and Narendra Modi were elected on promises to restore and assert national pride. Confronted with the Covid epidemic they have floundered, dissembled, denied or tried to divert the challenge of effective governing. Photograph: Aaron Chown/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Competence matters in governing during moments of crisis like the current Covid-19 epidemic. The skills of organising, planning, mastery of detail and(...)

Katie McCabe celebrates scoring a goal for  Arsenal against Birmingham City. Photograph:  Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Women’s Euro Qualifier: Germany v Republic of Ireland, Georg-Melches Stadion, Essen, 1pm (Irish time) – Live on RTÉ2 While the remarkable influx of w(...)

The Playstation 5 will hit the market in November

Sony’s Playstation 5 console will go on sale in Europe on November 19th, a week after it launches in the US. The company unveiled pricing for its ne(...)

“So it was that, rather than to Seoul, I flew into my Dublin 8 kitchen on Monday at 7am, to log on to Zoom.” Photograph: Getty Images

I should have been seeing autumn in Korea this year.  In fact, I should have seen spring there, but thanks to Covid-19, an event called the World(...)

A staff member checks the body temperature of students at the entrance of the Islamabad Model College of Commerce for Girls in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 29.27 million people have been reported to be infected by coronavirus globally and 926,716 have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infect(...)

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