Some 118 of the new cases announced on Saturday are linked to the three counties – Kildare, Laois and Offaly – where restrictions on movement were reintroduced at midnight following a virus surge there. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Financial support may be offered to businesses in Kildare, Laois and Offaly forced to close under the latest restrictions, the Minister for Agricultur(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally is a member of the ‘Zero-Covid Island’ group. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Ireland urgently needs to move to a “zero-Covid” policy in order to avert long-term “social and economic catastrophe”, leading Irish scientists have w(...)

A farmers’ market in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. How we manage livestock may have a direct bearing on whether we can avoid future pandemics of zoonotic diseases.  Photograph: EPA/Alex Plavevski

There has been an understandable rush to see the coronavirus pandemic as a reason to rethink aspects of modern life. Working from home has been touted(...)

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The drinks sector could shed about 22,500 jobs this year with pub sales expected to fall by at least half in the second half of the year, a report com(...)

Experts agree that much better infrastructure is needed for remote teaching.

In the past the State’s schools stayed open during war, famine and storms. However, the Irish education system was never built to deal with the extend(...)

The Adapt Centre is focused on developing digital media innovations through its research, which encompasses text, speech and video processing.

US technology company Informatica has teamed up with a leading Irish research centre working on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Th(...)

Once churches reopen, less than 1 per cent of survey respondents said they would only or mainly worship online. This suggests a deep significance associated with physical gathering in a sacred space.

As faith communities prepare to resume public worship from June 29th, churchgoers in Ireland are in a new space, both physically and emotionally. If B(...)

Michael Portillo with his creaking folder of British government documents pertaining to the War of Independence

The sight of Michael Portillo roving the landscape, scarf bunched up, greatcoat flapping majestically, yet without a steam train in sight, is massivel(...)

 Lockdown lifts in central Dublin: 300,000 may be left jobless once the Government removes its income support schemes. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

An open letter to the Government from 1,000 scientists, disease experts and academics calling for a rethink on Ireland’s Covid-19 strategy should have(...)

The biggest development to get  approval in 2019 was a complex at Glasnevin  proposed by Dublin City University  with 1,240 bedrooms. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Planners gave developers approval to build about 9,500 student bedrooms over the last three years, official figures show. Student accommodation benef(...)

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