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The Economist Intelligence Unit outlines  10 possible events/scenarios that could derail global growth and ratchet up political tensions in 2022.

While post-pandemic recovery is expected to gain momentum in the coming months, there are, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), 10 poss(...)

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Novavax said on Wednesday it had completed the real-time submission of an application for the authorisation of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate in the U(...)

Christopher Walken. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images

In between his early days as a lion tamer and his latest turn as an old lag doing community service in Bristol, Christopher Walken was Hollywood’s go-(...)

John Mullen: ‘Every time you ring the department you get the same answer: until we are out of Level 5 [...]applications won’t be processed.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

Cork’s passport office will resume its urgent appointment service on Tuesday as part of a national strategy to head off a “dramatic increase” in appli(...)

 Geraldine Byrne, (left) daughter and Maria Byrne, wife of Charlie Byrne, prepares a violin for sale while waiting for the last customers before the closure of the family owned music shop after 150 years in business. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

What is believed to be the oldest family owned musical instruments shop in Ireland closed its doors on Saturday after over 150 years in business. Own(...)

‘One of the biggest changes ushered in by the pandemic is the increase in the numbers of people choosing to quit their jobs and reassessing work.’ Photograph: iStock

One impact of the Black Death in the mid-14th century was an upsurge in the international slave trade. The collapse in Europe’s population caused by t(...)

Covid-19: the European Commission has compiled a list of scientifically validated antigen tests. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

I read that the Government is introducing antigen tests to help prevent the further spread of Covid-19. How will this work? Fully vaccinated close con(...)

Scientists say a new type of dating technique using a long-ago solar storm as a reference point revealed that the settlement was occupied in 1021 AD. Illustration: Moment/Getty

Long before Columbus crossed the Atlantic, eight timber-framed buildings covered in sod stood on a terrace above a peat bog and stream at the northern(...)

Grant Thornton Ireland managing partner Michael McAteer said every area of its business was growing at a rapid pace. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Grant Thornton Ireland is hiring an extra 1,000 staff to meet surging demand for accountancy and professional services. The accountants’ firm last m(...)

The grave of Hector Fullerton Donald (27) of Liverpool in Ahamlish cemetery, Co Sligo. He was presumed to have drowned after the troop ship Mohamed Ali El-Kebir was torpedoed on August 7th, 1940.

On a recent visit to a countryside cemetery in north Co Sligo, my attention was drawn to the graves of five British soldiers that date to the second W(...)

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