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 An ice cream seller walks through Gandhi Square in  Johannesburg. While  South Africa has been hard hit,  the continent is doing much better than many expected.  Photograph: Kim Ludbrook

Early in the spring, as Covid-19 swept across Europe and the United States and pushed some of the world’s most advanced health systems to the brink of(...)

The average length of stay on outbound trips was 7.2 nights. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish residents took more than 21 million overnight trips last year, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The number of(...)

Andrew O’Shaughnessy of Poppulo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

The last four of eight nominees in the international category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition are profiled this week. The awards are ru(...)

Estée Lauder staff striking outside Dublin Airport on Friday. Photograph: Mandate

A trade union representing staff at an Estée Lauder concession at Dublin Airport has served notice of three further strike days in an effort to “preve(...)

Nike reported blowout quarterly earnings on strong digital sales. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Nike shares opened at a record high on Wednesday after the world’s largest sports shoemaker posted stellar quarterly results, driven by online sales. (...)

Ger Rabbette, chief executive of Uniphar. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Healthcare services company Uniphar has acquired US-based healthcare communications company Diligent Health Solutions for up to $27 million (€23.1 mil(...)

Antonia Hendron, M50 Truck and Van Centre

Four of the eight nominees in the industry category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition are profiled this week. The awards are run in assoc(...)

Mackin Group founder Andrew Mackin: “Spend time on personal development that will instil good habits.”

The first four of eight nominees in the International category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition are profiled this week. The awards are r(...)

Ammonia gas – a nitrogen-based compound – is released during slurry spreading

Going vegan, buying organic, eating locally produced meat and dairy are all seen as ways consumers can help protect the environment, boost animal welf(...)

Photograph: iStock

Asian stocks edged higher on Tuesday after strong readings on China’s vast manufacturing sector offset the weak lead from a softer Wall Street session(...)

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