South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as part of preventive measures against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Dongdaegu railway station in Daegu on Saturday. Photograph: Yonhap/AFP/Getty Images

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised its global risk assessment for coronavirus to “very high” from “high” as countries struggle to contain (...)

North’s chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride speaking at a press conference on Thursday. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s chief medical officer has said he is confident health authorities in Northern Ireland will be able to contain the spread of coronav(...)

HSE staff who are activating the public awareness campaign for Covid-19 (coronavirus) in the baggage hall of Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The cabin crew on an Aer Lingus flight to Dublin from northern Italy on which a woman travelled before testing positive for the coronaviurs have been (...)

If you can see that bump and vacate your seat for a heavily pregnant woman, the gesture is always appreciated

My baby bump wasn’t just pregnant big; it was pass-comment-on-how-big-it-is big. “Twins!” people would squeak at me in restaurants. Nope, a lone dwell(...)

Go Ahead  commenced operations in September 2018.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) is to fine private bus operator Go-Ahead more than €70k for failures to deliver services reliably and on time, (...)

Friday’s garda operation began at 3pm and will continue all night. Photograph: Iarnród Éireann/Twitter

Gardaí are patrolling public transport and maintaining a visible presence in major stations on Friday but have been warned “token” efforts will not st(...)

 Busáras in Dublin: Free travel passes are accepted on most bus and rail services run by Dublin Bus, Iarnród Éireann and Bus Éireann as well as by Luas and over 80 other private transport operators. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The sustainability of current funding levels for the free travel scheme has been questioned after a 16 per cent increase in journeys taken by pass hol(...)

A stretch of the old rail line between Youghal and Midleton which is to be turned into a greenway. Photograph: Denis Minihane

The allocation of €8 million by the Government towards the €15 million cost of a greenway in east Cork has been welcomed by local politicians. Mayor (...)

Pope Francis waves before his Angelus prayer after a Mass for Italian youths at St Peter’s Square in the Vatican. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

The pope is coming. So, what exactly is happening? The World Meeting of Families festival kicks off in the RDS and around the country on Tuesday, Aug(...)

Pope Francis  was born in December 1936 in Argentina. File photograph: Luca Zennaro/Reuters

Pope Francis is expected to draw significantly smaller crowds than the last papal trip to Ireland by John Paul II nearly 40 years ago. Ireland has cha(...)

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