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Just as the coronavirus ravages the world in the absence of a vaccine, so the banana disease fusarium wilt is marching inexorably around the globe, leaving a trail of scorched plantations in its wake

In the banana plantations of the tropical lowlands of Ecuador, workers are being issued with protective clothing and disinfectant is provided for thei(...)

Kraftwerk on stage in 2004, with Florian Schneider on the right. File photograph: Juerg Mueller/Keystone via AP

Wednesday’s announcement of the death of Florian Schneider (typically, the actual date he died remains a mystery) sent me down a listening rabbit-hole(...)

Digicel, set up by Denis O’Brien in 2001, operates in 32 markets across the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific regions. Photograph: iStock

Moody’s, one of the world’s leading credit ratings agencies, has said that Digicel’s plans to wipe away as much as one-quarter of its $7 billion (€6.5(...)

Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, teaches the school children physical education live through YouTube from his home in London, England. Photograph: The Body Coach/Getty Images

The world’s best known PE teacher Joe Wicks has raised £200,000 (€227,000) for the UK’s National Health Service and praised his treatment in hospital (...)

Paul Mendez has written a novel exploring   sexuality, race and religion  in the UK across generations.

There is much to admire in Paul Mendez’ semi-autobiographical debut novel Rainbow Milk, a vibrant exploration of sexuality, race and religion set in t(...)

Nadine Reid: “I’m making sure I get fresh air, that I keep moving my body, keeping my space tidy and keeping my endorphins high.” Photo credit Barry Cronin

IZZY KEANE Izzy Keane (23) from Galway, built her business on colour and creativity. Izzy Wheels, the enterprise she co-founded with her sister Ailbh(...)

Former Digicel chief executive Colm Delves, who died in Dublin on Thursday.

Former Digicel chief executive Colm Delves died in Dublin on Thursday after a battle with cancer. The Irishman, 54, had served 13 years at the helm (...)

The US flag is seen at half-mast on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York on April 11th. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

As a child in Massachusetts in the 1940s, Mary Roman developed polio and part of her rehabilitation included riding a horse to bolster her leg power. (...)

An unusual sight: No people on  Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman  during coronavirus restrictions.

Lainey Broderick left Ireland with her husband Paul a decade ago to live in Grand Cayman. The Cayman Islands is a British overseas territory in the We(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan takes silver behind Gabriela Szabo in the 5,000m at the Sydney Olympic Games. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Before Dundrum became a Town Centre and they paved our paradise we lived just around the corner on Weston Park and every summer transformed the place (...)

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