A leading international virologist and expert on influenza has said the Government should cancel St Patrick’s Day parades to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government is not advising “at this stage” that St Patrick’s Day parades should be cancelled because of the coronavirus threat, Taoiseach Leo Vara(...)

Twitter: has said politicians like Trump deserve a different standard because what they tweet is newsworthy. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Working for a social media company these days may seem like an exercise in endurance. Once considered a way of connecting the world, it has morphed in(...)

Anti-abortion protesters Jennifer Christie, Laura Ní Chonghaile, Shauna Prewitt, and Rebecca Kiessling outside Leinster House this week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In 2014, five weeks after she had been raped while on a business trip, Jennifer Christie discovered that she was pregnant with her rapist’s child. “Y(...)