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Michelle O’Dowd and her three children, Muireann (14), Saoirse (10) and Cadhla, in their old room in quarantine in the Crowne Plaza Hotel near Dublin Airport.

An Irish family who described their mandatory hotel quarantine as “appalling” have been moved to larger rooms. Michelle O’Dowd and her husband Ciaran(...)

German players wear T-shirts that spell out ‘Human Rights’ prior to the World Cup qualifier between Germany and Iceland in Duisburg on Thursday.  Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/ Pool/Getty

Sports authorities have long persisted with the myth that sport and politics don’t mix, using their rule books to sanitise venues against the world ou(...)

US troops in Kuschamond, Afghanistan. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

As expected, US president Joe Biden has spent much of his first months in office focusing on domestic challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic and,(...)

Workers assess the condition of the Ever Given, a container ship operated by a company called Evergreen, which has blocked all traffic in the Suez Canal when it became wedged there.  Photograph: Suez Canal Authority via The New York Times

Reeling from the blockage in the Suez Canal, shipping rates for oil product tankers have nearly doubled this week, and several vessels were diverted a(...)

 Fontaines DC: “Bohs are an organisation that really care about the community . . . Having a Dublin football team having ‘Refugees Welcome’ be the biggest thing on their shirt, that’s amazing,” says drummer Tom Coll.

Dublin football club Bohemians have a new strip. It was created in association with and featuring lyrics from Grammy-nominated Irish rock band Fontain(...)

What’s the story? Boris Johnson told a British paper on Monday that his government will put up around €3 million in funding to help with the ongoing (...)

America will not be well-served by its implicit diplomatic acquiescing to the inevitability that MBS will accede soon to his aged father’s throne and that there is no price to pay by him or his country for his repeated recklessness and ruthlessness  Photograph: Andrew Cabellero Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

The subtext of the message sent out by the Biden administration in publishing its intelligence report on the 2018 killing in Turkey of journalist Jama(...)

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has been a breath of fresh air in the Premier League. Photo: Oli Scarff - Pool/Getty Images

Back when Amazon was the name of a big river running across South America, a businessman called Jeff Bezos was setting up a shopping/warehousing/deliv(...)

Ireland is an attractive transit location as the Government has not yet fully implemented mandatory quarantine so people ‘can get out and about, and have walks’. Above, Dublin city centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

British travellers returning to Far East countries such as Singapore are using Ireland for short stays to work around Covid-19 bans in foreign countri(...)

In gross domestic product  terms we rank among the richest nations in the world but is this a fair reflection of the economy?

The “real feel” in the Irish economy has never quite matched the eye-watering growth numbers that tumble out each year. In gross domestic product (GD(...)

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