Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has been widely criticised for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty

A Brazilian supreme court justice ordered on Friday that an investigation be opened into president Jair Bolsonaro for having said during a live broadc(...)

A pedestrian passes an entrance at the Bank of England in the City of London.  Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

UK inflation has jumped to a near-decade high as soaring energy and fuel prices pushed up the cost of living, according to official figures. The Offic(...)

World stocks steadied around the week’s lows with the mood dampened by inflation worries ahead of US consumer price data later on Wednesday, with econ(...)

Shoppers in Northumberland Street in Newcastle. UK retail sales slipped last month to the weakest performance since shops reopened in April. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Britain’s post-lockdown economic rebound slowed sharply in August as companies struggled with unprecedented shortages of staff and materials, though s(...)

Prices for restaurants and hotels were 1.7 per cent higher year on year.

Consumer price inflation hit 1.6 per cent in June as costs for home heating oil, utilities and rents increased. That was the second largest annual c(...)

On an annual basis, prices are now 1.7 per cent higher than they were in May 2020. Photograph: iStock

If you’ve had your hair done, priced a new extension or looked at a second-hand car lately, you might have been surprised by the cost. Yes, there is u(...)

US stocks rose on Thursday and the S&P 500 hit a record intraday high. Photograph: EPA

European stocks inched to fresh peaks on Thursday as the European Central Bank raised its recovery outlook and promised to keep ample stimulus flowing(...)

SpunOut said it had 33,000 support conversations with young people between June and December, 2020. File photograph: iStock

The National Ambulance Service was contacted to help more than 400 people in “a place of real and active danger” following engagement with a text mess(...)

 March’s annual rate was the first time in 11 months the annual price change has not been in negative territory. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Consumer prices remained unchanged in the year to March, recovering from a decline in the previous month and ending an almost year-long negative run, (...)

Elizabeth ‘Lillie’ Byrne, from Co Kildare, lived all her life in Celbridge.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

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