A patient with Covid-19 wears a transparent plastic helmet filled with oxygen at a hospital in Bergamo, Italy. Photograph: Fabio Bucciarelli/The New York Times

Crucial medical supplies for Covid-19 patients in Ireland have been held back by a major supplier, citing restrictions on exports imposed by Italian a(...)

Grounded Ryanair planes this week. 17 trainees from the airline are in quarantine in Dublin. Photograph: Benoit Doppagne/Belga/AFP via Getty

A group of trainee Italian Ryanair stewards all tested positive for coronavirus and are in quarantine in Dublin, according to reports in Italy. Of th(...)

Former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi has travelled from northern Italy to Ireland to speak at a conference at Trinity College Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters.

Former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi has been given the all-clear to participate in a public conference at Trinity College Dublin after travelli(...)

Dame Street Italian restaurant Nicos is set to close next month. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

One of the oldest and most traditional Italian restaurants in Ireland will close its doors for the last time next month with its owner of more than 40(...)

Giovanni Adorni Braccesi, the Italian ambassador to Ireland, John Banville and his wife Janet after the awarding of the Ordine della Stella d’Italia

John Banville has been made a “Cavaliere” or honorary knight of the “Ordine della Stella d’Italia” (Order of the Star of Italy) by the Italian Ambassa(...)

General Pinochet came to power by a military coup aided by the CIA. The workers resistance is violently and brutally crushed. The price paid by the Chilean working class was terrible. 50, 000 workers are murdered, 100,000 disappear and many are forced to take up exile. Photograph:  Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

Just before 10am on New Year’s Eve 1986, armed men arrived at the office of a small organisation for the resettlement of migrants, in Santiago, Chile(...)

Afghan policemen and firefighters inspect the wreckage of a bus  hit by a suicide bomb attack in an area near the Russian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 20th, 2016. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

A suicide car bomber targeted a van carrying journalists working for a private Afghan television channel on Wednesday, killing seven people during eve(...)