A participant in the Novavax vaccine trial at Howard University in Washington. Photograph: Kenny Holston/The New York Times

US biotech company Novavax announced a 90.4 per cent efficacy rate for its Covid-19 vaccine, boosting hopes that a new vaccine could come on stream th(...)

Costa winner: Monique Roffey won the 2020 Book of the Year award for her novel The Mermaid of Black Conch. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty

After two decades of splashing around in the shallows of success, Monique Roffey was taking no chances with The Mermaid of Black Conch. The novel, whi(...)

Helicopter pilot Dave McInerney gets ready to start work

When did you leave Ireland and why? I first left as a 20 year-old. I was in the Irish Army and went to serve in Lebanon with the UN. That tour in 19(...)

 Jordan Henderson (centre) and his team-mates celebrating with the Premier League trophy  at Anfield, Liverpool.  Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/PA

Liverpool are not expected to be affected by new UK coronavirus quarantining rules which come into force on Saturday. The reigning Premier League cha(...)

Yasin Abu Bakr, the leader of Jamaat al-Muslimeen, a radical group in the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago, the scene of the western world’s only Islamist attempted coup d’état, on July 27th, 1990.

The usual raucous Friday after-work gathering at the harbour bar fell silent as all attention focused on the sole television set in the corner. We wat(...)

A screenshot of NUIG’s online graduation which took place on Monday morning. Photograph: NUIG on Facebok live

The graduation of 190 medical students from NUIG has been fast-tracked to ensure more doctors are available to work during the Covid-19 pandemic. NU(...)

 Ariana Loyo came to Ireland from Venezuela in 2013. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ariana Loyo was 11 years old when her family moved to the Venezuelan slum of La Vega in Caracas. Having spent the first decade of her life in her fath(...)

Places and people with no running water or healthcare now have internet connectivity, usually via mobile, making it possible to provide health, education and financial services to even the most remote locations. Photograph; IStock

Smartphones have become part of our lives in a way we couldn’t have imagined a decade ago. For many in the developing world, owning – or at least shar(...)

Eleven jurisdictions remain on the EU’s tax haven list.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Caribbean island of Dominica has been removed from a European Union list of tax havens, the EU said on Friday. Dominica changed its tax rules to(...)

Dr Hedy Fry: Politicians must “leave a mark behind to say, because I passed through this place the world is just one millimetre better”.

When Canadian MP Dr Hedy Fry first came to Dublin in the 1960s, there was “one Chinese restaurant, one Indian restaurant. It was very insular.” Fifty(...)

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