Three vials with different vaccines against Covid-19 by Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna. File photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP via Getty Images

The Government could be on a collision course with the State’s powerful pharmaceutical industry over support for US backing of a move to lift patent p(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen: she  said the EU was ready to discuss any proposals that addressed the Covid crisis in an effective and pragmatic manner. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Member states of the EU are set to discuss proposals to waive intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines after the idea was backed by the US. (...)

US president Joe Biden’s administration made the call for the waiver amid WTO talks on easing trade rules. File photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo/Bloomberg

US president Joe Biden’s administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines in an (...)

The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence launched their report on the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines to developing countries on Thursday, urging the Government to ensure a global equitable supply.  Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP via Getty

A new report has warned that if pharmaceutical companies do not begin to share their vaccine knowledge and data, the pandemic will be prolonged and de(...)

Kerrygold was among Irish goods targeted by US tariffs that have now been suspended.

Irish exports to the United States like Kerrygold and Baileys have received a boost following a decision by the United States and the European Union t(...)

The coalition said people in developing countries need “urgent access” to vaccines and treatments. Photograph: Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times/ File

There “simply is no way” to defeat Covid-19 in Ireland without “united action worldwide”, an open letter to the Taoiseach from a coalition of Irish or(...)

Joy for Austrian Katharina Liensberger (left) and Italian Marta Bassino, who both won gold at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in northern Italy on Tuesday. The country has ruled against reopening its ski resorts to amateurs. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Image of the week: Sloping off On the slopes of Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Italian Alps, there was joy and heartache for participants in the FIS Alpine(...)

Boris Johnson, who chaired the virtual G7 meeting, said they should make sure that every country gets the vaccines they need. Photograph: Geoff Pugh, WPA Pool/Getty

Leaders of some of the world’s biggest economies have promised to intensify co-operation in response to the coronavirus pandemic and to do more to ens(...)

 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  represented the Holy See at major international UN conferences, as well as at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on debt reduction.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Born in Dublin on April 8th, 1945, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin attended school with the Oblates in Inchicore, the De La Salle Brothers in Ballyfermot, (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron attends an EU-China video-conference along with Chinese president Xi Jinping, German chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and president of the European Council Charles Michel, at the Fort de Bregancon in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southern France on Wednesday. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier, Pool via AP

The imperative of EU “strategic autonomy” has been central to the European response to Donald Trump’s go-it-alone diplomacy, not least the US’s hawkis(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »