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(...)

Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf.

Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf is now in receipt of a UK public service pension, having recently turned 60, the bank’s board was in(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf: ‘Lenders still have the discretion to extend payment breaks under their normal toolkit (for problem loans), but I think we’re now probably getting to the point where it’s starting to become more than a payment break.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Gabriel Makhlouf, the Central Bank of Ireland’s governor of 12 months, has not been immune to time taking on a whole new meaning in the world of Covid(...)

Coronavirus complications: British cases reveal a rise in a life-threatening condition called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Doctors may be missing signs of serious and potentially fatal brain disorders triggered by coronavirus, as they emerge in mildly affected or recoverin(...)

 Indian farmers harvesting  wheat. As much as one third of the world’s population could  be exposed to Sahara Desert-like heat within half a century. Photograph:  EPA/Sanjay Baid

More than three billion people will be living in places with “near unlivable” temperatures by 2070, according to a major study of global heating trend(...)

Since satellite records began in 1979, summer Arctic ice has lost 40 per cent of its area and up to 70 per cent of its volume

The loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic is now very likely before 2050, new research shows, even if the carbon emissions driving the climate crisis a(...)

Simran Lalwani in a low-risk ward in a Hong Kong hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. Photograph: Christina Simons for The New York Times

The images looked benign: a hand dangling chopsticks over a bowl of soup, a young man giving a thumbs up, a woman reclining in a bed at Ikea. But the(...)

Dr Una FitzGerald at the 2019 Science Foundation Ireland summit. ‘On November 7th, our Cúram lab at NUIG became the first lab in Europe to be Green Lab certified,’ she says. Photograph:  Jason Clarke

What is the main area of research in neuroscience? “I am interested in brain cells that become damaged during the autoimmune disorder multiple sclero(...)

Experience the warm glow of saving money. Photograph: iStock

As if it wasn’t bad enough that we are all facing into a long, dark and cold winter, we are also heading into that part of the year when costs climb d(...)

Seahorse Aquariums managing director Kealan Doyle: ‘It was really tough as I slept on the floor of this industrial unit every weeknight for two years, while my wife and daughter were in Connemara.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

There are not many shops in the country that refuse a sale, but at Seahorse Aquariums “we refuse more fish than we sell, as we need to see their tank (...)

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