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Melanie Reis and Patrick Holohan on their wedding day at the Dublin Registry Office. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

covid restrictions mean only six GUESTS can attend a wedding. some couples decide to have an intimate ceremony at the registry office, and allow us(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: “So if you think of personal services like barbers and hairdressers where people are, up close even with your PPE and all that, there’s a higher risk. Public health are advising us that they want to be very cautious.” File photograph: Getty

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has defended the Government’s decision to keep hairdressers and barber shops closed while allowing construction to continue o(...)

US president Donald Trump removes his face mask at the White House on Monday after returning from the Walter Reed medical centre, where he underwent treatment for Covid-19. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

In May 1998, when HIV was still a deadly virus, Donald Trump discussed the threat of infection with the radio shock jock Howard Stern. Neither man see(...)

Boris Johnson: will not seek an extension to the transition period but he does want a deal with the EU. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

At the end of its second week back from recess, when Jacob Rees-Mogg put a stop to remote voting and promised a return to business as usual, the Palac(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

Wednesday’s Downing Street press conference should have been a good news moment for Boris Johnson as he announced a loosening of social-distancing rul(...)

Dominic Cummings leaving his home in London on Sunday following allegations he broke coronavirus lockdown rules by travelling across the England in March. Photograph: Glyn Kirk  via Getty

Boris Johnson has refused to sack Dominic Cummings over multiple alleged breaches of lockdown rules, asserting that his chief adviser acted “responsib(...)

Dominic Cummings was spoken to by police after he appeared to breach UK government lockdown rules in late March, according to reports. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s closest adviser, Dominic Cummings, travelled more than 400km from his London home after showing symptoms of cor(...)

Boris Johnson: whether Britain’s death toll is the second, third or fourth-highest in the world, the government’s performance during the crisis has compared unfavourably with that of most of its European neighbours.  Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

When Boris Johnson addressed the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers by Zoom on Friday, the MPs unmuted their microphones so they could bang t(...)

Prof Lockdown: the front pages of today’s Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and Sun

On Tuesday the UK’s death toll from coronavirus passed 32,000, overtaking that of Italy. But if you were getting your news from certain sections of th(...)

 Video grab taken from BBC of Professor Neil Ferguson, director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London, appearing on The Andrew Marr Show. Photograph: BBC/PA Wire .

A scientist whose research aided UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to impose a lockdown has resigned from the Scientific Advisory Group for E(...)

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