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Consumers continue to be thrown under the bus or simply ignored. ‘The reality is consumers have been left in a no-man’s land and have seen their rights trampled over,’ says consumer advocate Dermott Jewell. Photograph: iStock.

Reader complaints and concerns about travel have not slowed even slightly as the country has eased its way out of lockdown and, if anything, we are ge(...)

Alex Azar: “We have to act, and people as individuals have to act, responsibly. We need to keep social distance, we need to wear our face coverings.” Photograph: Erin Scott/Bloomberg

The US health secretary warned on Sunday that the window to halt the spread of coronavirus across America was closing after a clutch of southern state(...)

Ryanair, which has continued to operate a small number of flights between Ireland and the UK throughout the health crisis, will start re-opening more routes in the coming days. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Ryanair has flown its first passenger flight in more than three months from Dublin to Milan in northern Italy. It’s understood the flight, which dep(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed:  €1,653 has been lost on  flights for him and his private secretary to Chicago. Photograph: Tom Honan

Some Government departments and local authorities spent thousands of euro on St Patrick’s Day travel arrangements that they were forced to cancel due (...)

Richard Weber, the acclaimed Irish poet, died from Covid-19

Born: September 2nd, 1932 Died: April 15th, 2020 Dublin poet Richard Weber, whose work has been included in numerous Irish and international antholog(...)

Liam O’Neill was a man with a strong sense of social and political commitment

Liam O’Neill  Born: May 21st, 1956  Died: May 29th, 2020 The recession of the 1980s was a difficult time in Ireland, forcing countless peop(...)

Garry Ringrose: “It was some year [2018] for a lot of us. It’s what you aim for every year, but as I learned pretty quickly the following year it doesn’t always shape out that way.”  Photograph: Lazslo Geczo/Inpho

Garry Ringrose exudes a certain calmness and level-headedness. He has a good work-student-life balance and comes across as someone with an equally eve(...)

Protesters demonstrate over the death of George Floyd on Thursday, June 4th, in New York. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Cork City Council has opened a digital book of condolence for the people of Leeside to express their sympathies to the family of George Floyd who died(...)

Demonstrators over the death of George Floyd are arrested for a curfew violation in Los Angeles on  Wednesday. Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

A former mayor of Minneapolis is blaming leaders of the local police union for fostering an “us-versus-them” culture that hinders oversight of officer(...)

Demonstrators march in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, while protesting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while while being arrested and pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. Photograph:  Jason Connolly/AFP

Hundreds of people were arrested in New York last night after demonstrators defied an 8pm curfew and continued to protest against the killing of Afric(...)

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