In the period from August 1st to August 26th, there were 2,300 confirmed cases of the disease in the State, but just 13 deaths. Photograph: The Irish Times

The recent rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Ireland has alarmed a public weary after almost six months of restrictions. But there has also b(...)

A musical performance in the National Gallery of Singapore.  Performances previously scheduled for the finale were changed to live streaming instead as part of preventive measures against COVID-19 coronavirus cases. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

Singaporean lawyer Iman Ibrahim was enjoying her snowboarding holiday in Italy, Switzerland and Austria this month when the coronavirus outbreak in Eu(...)

South Korean soldiers from the Armed Force CBR Defense Command wearing protective gear enter a building for disinfection work at a closed apartment complex after 46 residents were confirmed to have the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Daegu, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap / AFP / South Korea OUT  via Getty Images

From Singapore to South Korea, countries across Asia have been mobilising for weeks in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Some have (...)

Moderate coffee drinking – three to five cups a day – has proven health benefits. Photograph: iStock

We’ve come a long way as coffee drinkers, with our oat milk lattes, cold brews and Frappuccinos. Some of us are still very utilitarian about the drink(...)

 Iraqi demonstrators wearing protective gear rest amid clashes with security forces in Baghdad on Wednesday. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images

Protesters have burnt down an Iranian consulate in southern Iraq in the latest evidence of popular anger over Tehran’s alleged interference in Iraqi l(...)

Helen Brophy, director of executive development at the UCD Smurfit business school: “We looked at our results this year in relation to last year and we actually improved across all categories.”

UCD Smurfit Executive Development has retained its position of 48th in the world for its open enrolment programmes in the latest Financial Times Execu(...)

 Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said the region wanted to see China take a responsible leadership role or risk becoming isolated. Photograph: Wallace Woon/EPA

Grappling with the North Korean nuclear crisis and second-guessing Washington’s plans for the Asia-Pacific are liable to dominate the region’s premier(...)

A number of international experts say Irish universities, such as Trinity College Dublin, must face up to reality.

The presidents of Irish universities bemoan their international rankings and collectively call on the Minister for Education to increase their funding(...)

Thomas Kropmans: “We are improving the overall quality of the exams and helping to ensure better and more highly qualified doctors.”

When Thomas Kropmans was a schoolboy he put a huge amount of effort into an assignment and was completely crestfallen when he failed. Feeling fundam(...)

Minister of State for Finance Eoghan Murphy: “There is still an impression that Ireland and the UK are one,” he said on a visit to  Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Leading players in Asia’s financial sector are keen to understand what lies ahead for business in Europe post-Brexit, Minister of State for Finance Eo(...)

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