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A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to Covid-19. Photograph: Nexu Science Communication/Reuters.

This is a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment & Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan on scientific initiatives and developments on c(...)

US president Donald Trump, flanked by US vice-president Mike Pence, speaks during the daily briefing on Covid-19, at the White House  in Washington, DC. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Spain reported its first decline in new coronavirus deaths in more than a week on Friday, suggesting strict confinement measures may be helping to bri(...)

Ashley Arabasadi: ‘My hope right now is that even if the virus is widespread, that it remains not particularly deadly for the majority of the population’

Ashley Arabasadi is senior external affairs manager and former health security policy adviser at Management Sciences for Health, an American-based no(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said he was working on a best-case scenario of two to three months in which flights would be grounded and revenues would vanish. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Having triggered the wiping of more than $25 trillion off the value of public companies globally in the past five weeks as it wreaks havoc on health s(...)

In Asian trade, MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 5.01 per cent.

European and US shares continued their fall on Monday as central bank efforts at stimulus failed to ease fears of recession. Leading Irish shares CRH(...)

A trader reacts on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.  Trading on Wall Street was temporarily halted  after the S&P 500’s losses hit 7 per cent. Photograph: Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images

The Irish stock market slumped on Monday – bringing its losses over 11 days of trading to €22.7 billion – with share prices tumbling globally as a sta(...)

Traders have piled into asset classes that are seen as shelters during economic storms. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Shares listed on the Iseq index in Dublin shed more than a tenth of their value this week, as the rout fuelled by panic over coronavirus continued to (...)

Military officers wearing face masks stand outside Milan’s Duomo cathedral. Photograph: Flavio Lo Scalzo/Reuters

Wall Street fell sharply in opening trading, extending a global wave of selling as the coronavirus that originated in China spread far beyond the coun(...)

A wind map from midday on Friday showing the  movement of Storm Dennis off the west coast of Ireland. Image: Magicseaweed

Met Éireann has warned of flooding over the weekend as Storm Dennis brings torrential rain and high winds across the country. A yellow wind and rain (...)

A wind map from midday on Friday showing the anticipated movement of Storm Dennis off the west coast of Ireland. image: Magicseaweed

Met Éireann has warned of potential flooding over the weekend as Storm Dennis brings heavy rain and high winds across the country. Parts of the (...)

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