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Retail trade volume fell by 21.9 per cent in the Republic in April versus the previous month.

The State recorded the third largest decline in retail sales in the European Union in April, new figures show. Retail trade volume fell by 21.9 per c(...)

Greece, one of the most popular countries for Irish visitors, has announced that visitors will be allowed from 22 European countries and seven other countries, which have largely dealt with their Covid-19 problems. Photograph: iStock

Greece has announced it will be opening to some foreign visitors for the tourist season, but Irish holidaymakers will not be allowed for the moment. (...)

People enjoy a sunny day on the beach in Tuscany’s Castiglione della Pescaia in Italy. The country’s international borders are due to open to tourists  on June 3rd. Photograph: Jennifer Lorenzini/LaPresse via AP

With the summer almost upon us, holiday plans are coming ever more sharply into focus. With Ireland’s phased exit from lockdown unlikely to give the g(...)

Pedestrians walk past an HSBC Holdings Plc bank branch at night in Hong Kong in 2019. HSBC’s board is said to be pressing for deeper cuts than those announced  in February. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

HSBC’s board is set to deepen the biggest restructuring in the bank’s 155-year history after deciding that the coronavirus crisis requires more drasti(...)

Jockeys keep their distance during a behind closed doors meeting at Thurles on March 21st. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All things being equal it would be illogical for the Government to insist that Irish racing cannot resume behind closed doors until the end of June. (...)

Going nowhere: the entrance to an almost deserted terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The prospect of Ryanair, Aer Lingus and other airlines getting the green light from EU authorities to offer credit notes instead of cash refunds appea(...)

Nuria Bravo  holds to her newborn son Jesus next to her husband Francisco Pimentel,  and their children Cristina and Daniel  as they greet to the neighbours from the balcony of their house after she gave birth during a lockdown amid the coronavirus disease, in Ronda. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Countries across Europe are tentatively easing coronavirus restrictions in a bid to try to allow as much normal life as possible while keeping the dis(...)

There are more than 200 scientists and technologists collaborating on PEPP-PT. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

Ireland’s fight against the spread of Covid-19 is stepping up a gear, and it seems that technology will play its part. At the end of March, the HSE s(...)

One week after trying to cross the Mediterranean, there has been no sign of 16-year-old Yahya, a football fan with a strong work ethic.

Last week, Fuad – an Eritrean refugee in Sweden – got a message from his 20-year-old brother saying he was going to try to cross the Mediterranean Sea(...)

A customer  in a  book store  after the Austrian government loosened its lockdown restrictions. Photograph: Reuters

Governments across Europe are examining how to ease out of lockdowns imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus while minimising the risks of new outbr(...)

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