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US president Donald Trump playing golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, on Saturday, the first time the president played golf since the Covid-19 lockdown. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Dominic Cummings, senior adviser to British prime minister Boris Johnson, took, at the very least, a casual approach to the Covid-19 restrictions. He (...)

Covid-19 has provided perfect conditions for an infodemic. It has heightened our risk awareness, created a hunger for real-time information and compromised our decision-making ability. Photograph: AP

After five weeks of restrictions Dr Tony Holohan cautiously announced we had flattened the curve of the coronavirus epidemic with no peak in sight. Ho(...)

Grand Canal Dock: Big Tech bosses have decided they don’t need offices. Many places where young people work – bars, restaurants, cafes, salons, clothing shops – will disappear completely.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The weekend featured two anniversaries now embedded in Irish modern history: the five-year anniversary of the marriage-equality referendum and the two(...)

Foxconn iPhone factories in China: workers toil long hours and those polishing the devices may be exposed to dangerous chemicals and aluminium particulates. Photograph: Bobby Yip

The explosion in consumer electronics, particularly smartphones and tablets, over the past 15 years has produced a new frontier in the battle against (...)

Artist impression of the planned new shopping, entertainment and residential zone called the Northern Quarter. File photograph: Q4PR/PA Wire

WILL THE PROFOUND CHANGES IN RETAIL, TOURISM AND WORK CAUSED BY THE PANDEMIC ALLOW US TO CREATE A BETTER CITY FOR EVERYONE TO LIVE AND WORK IN? (...)

Normal People: Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones on set. Photograph: Enda Bowe/Element/RTÉ

The producers of the hit TV series Normal People have issued Pornhub with a takedown request after sex scenes from the programme were uploaded to the (...)

Mike Murray runs through Phoenix Park with his son Donnacha and spaniel Pip. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Today is the day the OPW’s reclamation of the Phoenix Park for cars begins. Instead of learning a very obvious lesson. Instead of seeing the magic in (...)

Name: Amy Cahill Age: 17 School: Gorey Community School, Gorey, Co Wexford A mean fish called Cancer Amy Cahill I heard my mammy cry(...)

‘When asked to partake in a Zoom, I don’t yet have the guts to refuse’

I ask my friend, who I haven’t been in contact enough with over this pandemic, if she’d like to do a Zoom. I don’t know if that’s the correct parlance(...)

A deserted Grafton Street during the coronavirus lockdown. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It is time to release the young. They face little risk from coronavirus and are suffering terribly financially. Plus they will rebel anyway if ignored(...)

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