Protesters throw plastic bottles and pot plants at mounted police at Sydney Town Hall during the ‘World Wide Rally For Freedom’ anti-lockdown rally at Hyde Park in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

Far-right activists and members of France’s yellow vest movement are holding protests against a Bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass t(...)

Residents wearing face  practise social distancing as they wait to be tested at a makeshift Covid-19 rapid testing centre near the Bach Mai hospital in Hanoi in March 2020. File photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP via Getty

Scientists in Vietnam have discovered a new coronavirus variant that is a hybrid of strains first found in India and the UK, the country’s health mini(...)

Anthony Bourdain in Dublin in August 2010. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“It was never my intention to be a reporter, a critic, an advocate. It was also never my intention to provide audiences with ‘everything’ they needed (...)

Modmo chief executive Jack O’Sullivan in the company’s Vietnamese production facility

Modmo, an Irish electric bike maker, has closed a €1 million seed investment round and intends to raise a similar amount in debt shortly. Founder and(...)

Sean Campbell: a strong support network ensured I didn’t go hungry or become homeless, as many did, but my already modest income was shot to pieces

Sean Campbell, originally from Co Tyrone, lives in Cape Town. South Africa has been battling a more contagious variant of coronavirus that has now bee(...)

The penthouse suite in Claridge’s hotel has its own ornamental lake, half an acre of landscaped garden, a rooftop swimming pool and two glass-sided pavilions. Photograph: Andy Shaw/Bloomberg News

Irish businessman Paddy McKillen is planning a major expansion of his Maybourne Hotel Group while putting the final touches to a multimillion pound re(...)

Micheál Martin set out various ways in which Ireland hopes to build a presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Ireland’s membership of the UN Security Council should help it strengthen relationships in the Asia-Pacific region where it hopes to reach €100 billio(...)

Online Masses from Knock during both lockdowns have been attracting worldwide audiences from as far apart as Ho Chi Minh City to Anchorage in Alaska. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Income at Knock shrine in Co Mayo has been “massively” down due to the Covid-19 pandemic and was now “just keeping going thanks to the generosity of (...)

Cathal MacSwiney Brugha: ‘I’m delighted with the decision to go ahead with the conference using Zoom because it means that the conference will get to parts of the world where Terence MacSwiney had a huge impact like India, Vietnam and South America.’  Above, with a bust of his grandfather Terence MacSwiney.

The family of Cork’s martyred lord mayor, Terence Mac Swiney have welcomed an initiative by University College Cork and Cork City Council to mark the (...)

 People who recently returned from Danang wear face masks while queuing for a rapid test  in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photograph: Linh Pham/ Getty Images

In a world plagued by pandemic, Vietnam seemed like a miracle. As months went by without a single recorded coronavirus death, or even a confirmed case(...)

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