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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at a press conference in Government Buildings on Tuesday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Covid and green issues were the issues that grabbed readers’ attention in Budget 2021 as was to be expected with both issues central to this year’s tw(...)

An Aer Lingus  customer services desk in the departure hall at Dublin Airport. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

I’ve been following your various updates from Aer Lingus on issuing refund vouchers for Covid-cancelled flights, most recently 15th September. For th(...)

Paul Reid of Pfizer is taking over as head of industry body Ipha. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

“What we want to do is correct the innovation paradox...” It’s a bad start to an interview and a raised eyebrow persuades Paul Reid to explain the man(...)

Prof Matt Cooper: ‘If you want to get a drug to patients with these really sad diseases that affect us all eventually, or our families, the more shots on goal there are, whether it be Inflazome or someone else.’

It all began with a chance meeting. Trinity immunologist Professor Luke O’Neill was attending a medical conference in Australia when he bumped into Ma(...)

People returning to face-to-face deal-making and discussion need to draw on all their reserves of empathy. Photograph: iStock

Royalty may have shaken a stranger’s hand for the last time. Even if state occasions resume, and even if others become comfortable again with a palm-t(...)

As Ireland and others have learned with Pandemrix and swine flu, undue haste in vaccine development can have unintended and costly outcomes. File photograph: Getty

It is becoming increasingly clear that only a vaccine can bring us to a position of zero Covid. Flatting a curve does precisely that – lowers the numb(...)

Fans look on from outside the ground during the Waterford SHC quarter-final, at Fraher Field, Dungarvan, on Sunday, before new restrictions on attendance. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA, like other sports bodies, is trying to finalise the impact of this week’s coronavirus restrictions by the Government on their activities. Tha(...)

Atletico Madrid’s Antonio Moya arrives to the team hotel in Lisbon ahead of the Uefa Champions League finals. Photo: Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP via Getty Images

It is arguably the biggest sports event of this Covid-infected year – eight of Europe’s top teams in a knockout tournament over 12 days in the Portugu(...)

The face mask developed by the Irish Manufacturing Centre and the Tyndall Institute.

Face masks that allow people to work more safely in close proximity in Covid-rich environments such as intensive care units and meat plants have been (...)

The US government has signed a $1.95 billion deal to secure access to 100 million doses of a Covid vaccine being developed by German company BioNTech in association with Pfizer.  Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

The US government has signed a $1.95 billion deal to secure access to 100 million doses of a Covid vaccine being developed by German company BioNTech (...)

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