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Students stand in line to get tested for Covid-19. Photograph: by Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Israel 3,275 cases per 100,000 (14 day average to October 7th). Israel’s experience with Covid-19 has put our own recent spike into perspective. With (...)

Shoppers, some wearing a face mask or covering, walk past a sign alerting pedestrians to social distancing  in Newcastle city centre on September 17th. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty

Coronavirus cases have doubled in the majority of English cities and towns that are subject to long-term local lockdowns, amid growing concern that re(...)

Britain has tightened restrictions to stem a surge of coronavirus cases, ordering pubs to close early and advising people to go back to working from home to prevent a second national lockdown. File photograph: Getty

Local coronavirus restrictions will come into force in four more parts of England on Saturday amid growing criticism of a nationwide 10pm curfew for b(...)

Irish haulier Thomas Maher: admitted drug trafficking and money laundering. Photograph: National Crime Agency /PA Wire

An Irish haulage contractor is facing a long jail term in the UK after admitting trafficking drugs and money laundering, a court heard. Thomas Maher (...)

The Miami Showband (from left): Tony Geraghty, Fran O'Toole, Ray Millar, Des McAlea (Des Lee), Brain McCory and Stephen Travers. Photograph courtsey of Stephen Travers

It wasn’t until my 50th year, when I read a scholarly essay about Northern Ireland, that I realised I was “a child of the Troubles”. It was, however, (...)

The Ireland team for the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France. Back Row (L-R) Nick Popplewell, Gary Halpin, Eric Elwood, David Corkery, Paddy Johns, Neil Francis, Gabriel Fulcher, Paul Wallace and Simon Geoghegan Front Row (L-R) Brendan Mullin, Darragh O’Mahony, Niall Hogan, Conor O’Shea and Jonathan Bell. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

On June 10th, 1995, 25 years ago this week, Ireland were beaten 36-12 by France in a Rugby World Cup quarter-final in King’s Park, Durban becoming the(...)

Belfast mural depicting Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill (L) and the DUP’s Arlene Foster as the unlikely bedfellow characters from the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

How is it that Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill seem to be getting on so well? In the past couple of weeks the DUP First Minister and Sinn Féin Depu(...)

On the canvass: Olivia Malone,  a student from Wexford  studying politics in Manchester, believes  this election is more divisive than  Irish abortion  referendum. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Tensions over Brexit and the unpopularity of party leaders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have made this UK general election one of the most vicious (...)

Former police chief superintendent David Duckenfield arriving at Preston Crown Court on Thursday. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent David Duckenfield has been found not guilty of gross negligence manslaughter more than 30 years(...)

A Garda forensic officer is seen inside a truck cab seized at Dublin Port on Saturday. Police in Essex are keen to interview the Irish driver of this cab as part of their investigation into who transported the trailer in which 39 migrants died to the Belgian Port of Zeebrugge. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

UK Police Officers investigating the deaths of 39 people found in a lorry trailer in Essex are expected to visit Ireland in the coming days to questio(...)

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