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The first projects covered by the Berenberg deal are likely to be ready for construction in the final three months of next year, according to Elgin. Photograph: iStock

German bank Berenberg will loan €36 million to Irish group Elgin Energy to back the development of solar power projects in the Republic and UK. Elgin(...)

Lola Ridge: it is hard to believe that this Dublin-born poet, anarchist, activist, and journalist has been largely forgotten in America and in the land of her birth

Lola Ridge was described as “one of America’s most important poets” on her death 80 years ago in 1941. Given such an effusive description, it is hard (...)

Australian police officers pepper spray anti-lockdown  protesters    in Melbourne on Saturday.  Photograph: Diego Fedele/Getty Images

Australia will stick to its lockdown strategy against coronavirus until at least 70 per cent of its population is fully vaccinated, but after that it (...)

 Police officers detain a woman  in Sydney at an anti-lockdown protest. Photograph: David Gray/AFP via Getty Images

More than 250 people have been arrested during protests against coronavirus lockdowns in Australia and many face fines for defying health orders, auth(...)

Workers conduct deep clean at Ferncourt Public School at Marrickville Sydney. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

A lockdown in Australia’s largest city was extended until at least the end of September as tougher measures including a curfew and an outdoor mask man(...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern addresses a Covid-19 response update press conference in Wellington, New Zealand. Photograph: Robert Kitchin/Pool Photo via AP

New Zealand’s Covid-19 cluster has grown to 21, with a strong link discovered to a case at the border, as the country began day two of a national lock(...)

Police and defence force members from New South Wales   on  patrol in Campsie, Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, recorded 681 new Covid cases on Thursday, its highest number since the pandemic started. But with a (...)

Telstra chief executive Andy Penn

Making local or national calls to an Australian fixed line or mobile phone number from a payphone will no longer require fumbling in pockets for coins(...)

Just Eat Takeaway.com closed up 2.9%  at 6310p after revealing that UK orders soared 75%  to £135m in the most recent six-month period. Photograph: iStock

European stocks slipped from record highs on Tuesday, but new data showed the region is recovering from the impact of Covid-19 restrictions. DUBLIN (...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media during a press conference  in Wellington. Photograph:  Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has put the nation into a three-day lockdown after the discovery of the first community case of Covid-19 sin(...)

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