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It is planned that relatively unrestricted travel will be allowed for people who have been fully vaccinated, who have recovered from Covid-19 in the last nine months or who can produce a negative Covid-19 test. File photograph: iStock

How are we getting on with plans to restart international travel? Well, if we leave aside mounting concerns about the impact of the Delta variant of (...)

The report examined efforts by member states to reduce emissions from three key sources: livestock, chemical fertilisers and manure, and land use.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ireland is one of just three EU member states to record an increase in greenhouse gas emissions from livestock over the past seven years and is one of(...)

Denmark ordered the slaughter of up to 17 million mink in early November over fears of a variant of Covid-19 linked to the animals.  Photograph:  Getty Images

The Cabinet is set to agree to ban fur-farming from next year, with a compensation package for farmers also expected. Minister for Agriculture Charli(...)

I discovered travel writing as a teenager in the 1990s. Books by writers like Paul Theroux and Patrick Leigh Fermor seemed to have been designed for a(...)

If you are in arrears of more than five or 10 years, it is very difficult to see how that situation is going to be recovered. Photograph: iStock

Almost 5,500 mortgages are in arrears for more than 10 years. 10 years! Just think about it. The average home loan term – at least in 2019 – was 22 ye(...)

Cian McGuire from Naas, Co Kildare: ‘Before the pandemic I had the impression that Ireland didn’t really care about young people at all; the pandemic reinforced that for me.’

For 18-year-old Megan Carey from Sallins, Co Kildare, there is one thing that she wants to be able to do once the Covid-19 pandemic passes – the chanc(...)

 Former Stobart Air pilots and members of  the Irish Airline Pilots Association  protest at the Department of Health where they handed in a letter to Tony Holohan over Nphet’s opposition to the use of antigen testing for international travel. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, Stobart Air workers received emails telling them of the airline’s closure. Its owner, British aviation and(...)

A Belarusian dog handler checks luggage from Ryanair flight number FR4978 in Minsk International Airport. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The diversion of a Ryanair flight to Belarus, allowing a prominent critic to be arrested, was a “premeditated breach of all the international aviation(...)

Iftas 2021: Normal People is nominated in a staggering 15 categories

The nominations for the 2021 Iftas – the Irish Film and Television Academy awards – in the film and TV drama categories have been unveiled. David Frey(...)

In her book Unwell Women, Elinor Cleghorn lays  bare the unbelievable and sometimes horrific treatment of women for millennia in the name of medicine. Photograph: Penguin Random House

Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine, believed that women were controlled by their uteruses. The father of modern gynaecology, James Marion Sim(...)

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