Ryanair aircraft parked on the apron at Dublin Airport earlier this month. More than 90 per cent of the airline’s fleet is currently grounded across Europe. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

As the sun set on the Easter bank holiday weekend the public address system outside Dublin Airport’s departures area crackled into life to tell travel(...)

Dr Ailís O’Carroll, an immunologist and virologist who had been working in Australia, said she answered that ‘on call for Ireland thing’ and is in quarantine at home. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

On the day she left, Dr Ailis O’Carroll was on one of just two flights to make it out of Melbourne, amid “mayhem” at the airport. A virologist who ha(...)