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Peter Murtagh  on his motorbike. He is on a six-month journey travelling from from Patagonia to Alaska. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Peter Murtagh is travelling through the Americas by motorbike, from southern Chile to Alaska, for an Irish Times series. This is part three of his tra(...)

 New York governor Andrew Cuomo: “I’m not going to let people die because we didn’t redistribute ventilators.” Photograph: Cindy Schultz/The New York Times

New York governor Andrew Cuomo warned that New York was “in crisis” after the death toll in the state from coronavirus passed 3,000, more than doublin(...)

Passangers  seen as the ship navigates through the Panama Canal on March 29th (Photograph: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty

A Dutch cruise ship which has a coronavirus outbreak and several Irish citizens on board is expected to dock in Florida in the coming days, the Depart(...)

Peter Murtagh at the end of the road in southern Chile. Photograph: Marcia

The helpful woman in the ferry office had said yes. Yes, there was a ferry from Punta Arenas to Porto Williams. It would be Thursday, the day after to(...)

Brian Bateman, from Terenure in Dublin, and Aoife Murphy, from Kilcock in Co Kildare, who have been unable to get a flight back to Ireland.

An Irish couple has issued a plea to the Government to help them get home from Argentina where they have been left stranded due to the coronavirus cri(...)

Adam Grennan visits the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru.

Less than a year ago, Machu Picchu, the Amazonian jungle and the Bolivian salt flats seemed well out of reach for this 60-year-old. However, early ret(...)

 Liz Canavan, assistant secretary to the Department of An Taoiseach, speaks to reporters at  Government Buildings. Photograph: Collins

The grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham has been identified as a site of one of the temporary mortuary facilities that will be set up in the e(...)

Gearóid McKendrick at Machu Picchu on March 16th, the day Peru announced national lockdown

When Peru announced its national coronavirus lockdown on March 16th Galway native Gearóid McKendrick (28) was up Machu Picchu without a phone signal a(...)

Dr Ian Lindsay and Mary McCarron who are currently stranded in Cusco, Peru.

The Government should initiate a repatriation operation to ensure Irish people stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic can fly home, a doctor (...)

Irish holidaymakers and emigrants are trying to get back to Ireland this week as the number of Covid-19 cases rises. Photograph: iStock

As the numbers diagnosed with coronavirus around the world continues to rise, countries are closing their borders. Flights have been cancelled and who(...)

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