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Passengers boarding the British Airways flight taking them from Lima to London. From there an Aer Lingus plane with take them to Dublin. Photograph: Gearóid McKendrick

A plane carrying Irish tourists stranded in Peru by the coronavirus pandemic left Lima on Sunday afternoon local time and was due to land in Heathrow (...)

Drivers freed up under the scaled back timetables will allow for extra vehicles to be put on key routes during currently busy periods

Public transport timetables will be scaled back to 80 per cent capacity in the coming days in order to comply with coronavirus social distancing requi(...)

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(...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney: ‘People have to show patience, there aren’t instant solutions.’   Photograph:Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is investigating the possibility of offering financial support to Irish citizens stranded abroad who have run (...)

 A Peruvian soldier patrols during the COVID-19 restrictions in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Paolo Aguilar/EPA

The Government’s plan to bring home 135 Irish people stranded in Peru by the country’s coronavirus lockdown is awaiting the green light from the gover(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at a news conference at Government Buildings last week. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

The Government has announced a flight to bring home more than 100 Irish people stranded in Peru. Tánaiste Simon Coveney said an agreement has been re(...)

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 citizen Róisín O’Rourke  is stranded in Peru due to travel restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

A number of Irish citizens stuck in Peru due to travel restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic have been told the only charter flight availabl(...)

The Custom House next to the River LIffey in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been ranked the worst city in the world to find a place to live for expats in a new study published on Tuesday. Ireland’s capital was in l(...)

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