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Dr Brian Moore co-founder and CEO of Orreco, at Knocknarea Arena, Sligo. ‘We want to be the go-to place if you are looking for suggestions around your training or health, no matter at what level you are.’ Photograph: The Irish Times/James Connolly

Orreco might have some way to go before it becomes as recognisable a brand as Fitbit or Peloton, but that is where its ambitions lie. And having land(...)

President Michael D Higgins hosting the second seminar in the Machnamh 100 series at Áras an Uachtaráin on Thursday. Photograph: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire

Irish people were “willing agents” and often “enthusiastic accomplices to the excesses of colonialism”, President Michael D Higgins has suggested. Th(...)

Palestinians pose for a photograph after receiving the  coronavirus vaccine from an Israeli medical team at the Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem. Photograph: Oded Balilty/AP Photo

Israel has decided to provide some 100,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to 20 countries, and although it is also sending some extra supplies to the Pales(...)

Lives Lost: Fr James (Jim) Delaney from Dublin, 1928-2021.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

President John Magufuli: called on  citizens for three days of prayer to defeat unnamed “respiratory diseases” amid warnings that the country is seeing a deadly resurgence in infections. Photograph: AP

Dorothy Gwajima, Tanzania’s health minister, held a Covid-19 press briefing this month that looked more like a cooking show. Brandishing a blender as(...)

Paul Rusesabagina  in Washington, DC, in January, 2016. Photograph: Marvin Joseph/Washington Post via Getty Images

He was lauded as a hero during the grim days of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, credited with saving the lives of more than 1,200 people he sheltered at hi(...)

Drugs seized by Revenue on Monday. Photograph: Revenue

Drugs worth more than €225,000 were seized by Revenue on Monday as a result of routine operations in the Athlone and Dublin mail centres. The illegal(...)

A man reads the Sunday Vision newspaper whose front page shows a portrait of Uganda’s re-elected president, Yoweri Museveni. Photograph:  Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images

Access to social media has been reinstated in Uganda, nearly one month after it was first cut off, though Facebook remains blocked. “We apologise for(...)

 The funeral of Fr Tom Cunningham C.S.Sp at Holy Spirit Parish Church, Kimmage, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ten priests from the Spiritan order died in the month of January, eight of them having tested positive for Covid-19. Fr Dermot Kavanagh, Fr Leo (...)

A Covid-19 patient at Green-acres Hospital in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photograph: Samantha Reinders/The New York Times

A study of corpses in a Zambian morgue suggests that deaths from Covid-19 may have been routinely undercounted in the country, and by extension possib(...)

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