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A Valneva engineer-virologist working on its vaccine candidate. Photograph:  Jean-François Monier/AFP via Getty Images

The UK has terminated an agreement with France-based biotech company Valneva for the supply of at least 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, saying (...)

Primark’s like-for-like sales in the third quarter were 3 per cent ahead of the comparable period two years ago, reflecting very strong trading in Ireland, Britain and other European regions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fourth quarter sales at the Primark fashion business, which trades as Penneys in Ireland, were lower than expected, with shopper numbers hurt by publi(...)

Migrants in the middle

Franco-British relations

A large number of people have taken to social media to berate the State-owned postal operator. Photograph:   Bryan O’Brien

An Post has blamed Brexit and EU customs rules for a deluge of complaints about parcels not being delivered to customers in Ireland or left languishin(...)

Inflation in Ireland  hit a 10-year high of 2.8%  last month, driven by a rise in the cost of transport, housing, restaurants, hotels and alcohol

The giant quantitative easing projects undertaken by central banks in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis may have rescued the global economy, but t(...)

Emma Raducanu of Britain reacts after defeating Maria Sakkari of Greece during their US Open semi-final at Flushing Meadows, New York. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Over the past 20 years, as memories of Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Martina Hingis battling for glory in the final rounds of Grand Slam tournam(...)

 A Vietnamese youth inhaling a “funky balloons” filled with nitrous-oxide  at a nightclub in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photograph:  Getty Images

It took less than 48 hours for the package of 10 “cream whipper canisters” to arrive after it was ordered from an Irish website. Each canister contain(...)

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith is due to stand trial in the Special Criminal Court in January next on charges of membership of the Islamic State group and with financing terrorism. Photograph: Collins Courts

The fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, large-scale housing plans, and the final mother and baby homes investigation report all feature in (...)

The right to privacy
  • Letters
  • September 11, 2021, 05:00

A chara, – The notion that the right to privacy is one which is conditional on the attitudes, sensibilities and prejudices of another is both ridiculo(...)

Size matters?
In a Word . . . Sex

We were late to sex in Ireland. In Britain, according to poet Philip Larkin, “sexual intercourse began/In nineteen sixty-three/(which was rather late (...)

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