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As the United States on Monday passed the grim landmark of 500,000 Covid-19 deaths, Americans were reminded that the toll exceeds even total US deaths(...)

Andrea Mulcahy gazes into her backyard outside her home in Ocala, Florida. Her  husband, Tim, who believed that he contracted the coronavirus from a co-worker, died in July  at the age of 52. Photograph: Zack Wittman/New York Times

A nation numbed by misery and loss is confronting a number that still has the power to shock: 500,000. Roughly one year since the first known death by(...)

US Senator Mitt Romney. Photograph: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty

If nothing else, the trial of Donald Trump in the US Senate will afford teachers of game theory a case study for the age. It is in the collective int(...)

Fourteen-day quarantine: Reka Markos ‘read eight books, finished Peaky Blinders, wrote, played music, danced, paced, ate mashed potato with chopsticks, stared into space’

‘On day seven a fly came in through the window. It was the closest to another living being I’d been all week’ REKA MARKOS Hanoi, Vietnam I’m on day 1(...)

While younger people showed the greatest concern, with 69 per cent of those aged 14-18 saying there is a climate emergency, 58 per cent of those over 60 agreed, suggesting there is not a huge generational divide. Photograph:  Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

The biggest ever opinion poll on climate change has found two-thirds of people think it is a “global emergency”. The survey shows people across the w(...)

Chinese citizens accounted for 1,088 individual investors in the Republic from a total of 1,166 since the start of the Immigrant Investor Programme. IIlustration: iStock

Almost 1,100 Chinese citizens have paid up to €1 million each into Irish social housing, nursing home and other projects, making their country the big(...)

Asian chicken broth

One of my favourite Asian soups is hot and sour soup with plump prawns, it has a truly distinctive taste that I really love. One hot summer in Dublin,(...)

Neil Sheehan outside his home in Washington in 2009. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/The New York Times

Neil Sheehan, a US reporter who wrote an award-winning book about the Vietnam War, has died aged 84. Sheehan died on Thursday morning of complicatio(...)

The interior of the Fordow Uranium Conversion Facility in Qom, in the north of Iran. Photograph: Atomic Energy Organization of Iran/AFP via Getty Images

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a South Korean vessel “for polluting the Persian Gulf with chemicals”, amid rising tensions between Iran and t(...)

It is the fourth time Ireland has held one of the 10 rotating seats on the influential UN Security Council.

Ireland will be aim to be “a catalyst for more consensus building” as the State takes a seat on the UN Security Council, Minister for Foreign Affairs (...)

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