As Hubei province creaked open its gates this week after more than two months of stringent shutdown, the first walk many residents took was to the loc(...)

Residents queue for free masks in Hong Kong, China.  Photograph: EPA/Miguel Candela

After more than a month confined to their homes, members of the Irish community under lockdown in Wuhan have been informed they will not be allowed to(...)

Michael McGreal and his wife Laura. Photograph courtesy of Michael McGreal

The Irish citizens under lockdown in Wuhan and confined to their homes indefinitely are “feeling the strain” after three weeks, as the coronavirus dea(...)

Michael McGreal from Westport, Co Mayo, and his Chinese wife Laura Liu: ‘I’m annoyed about this. It creates a situation where your mind knows what’s best but your heart rules.’ Photograph courtesy Michael McGreal

The Irish Embassy in China is exploring options to evacuate the Irish nationals under lockdown in Wuhan due to the coronavirus, but the offer poses a (...)

Senator Terry Leyden’s daughter Orla, a sitting councillor,  retained a  seat for Fianna Fáil in Roscommon

Fianna Fáil taking eight out of eighteen seats on Roscommon County Council, coupled with the implosion of the Fine Gael vote in each of the three elec(...)