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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-(...)

Cillian De Gascun, director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory, said scientists would look at where the Delta Plus cases are geographically and the age groups affected along with the disease severity to understand the variant better. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Irish scientists will start investigating where and what ages the new “Delta Plus” Covid-19 variant is infecting and whether it is causing more severe(...)

‘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(...)

Environmentally-friendly travel alternatives: rail travel in the Swiss Alps. Photograph: Piotr Guzik

Let’s get straight to the point and talk dirty. Aviation fuel stinks. Its exemption from taxation is foul and the idea of enforced use of e-fuels has (...)

Port congestion at Felixstowe: Danish shipping giant Maersk has had to make ‘short-term structural changes’ to its network. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Up the yard Global shipping logistics is one of those complex, gargantuan fields of human endeavour that at several points in hist(...)

The Government permitted reopening of nightclubs at full capacity from last night. Photograph: Getty

You would be forgiven for being confused at the contradictory messages delivered this week with reopening of nightclubs when Covid-19 trends have take(...)

Queen Elizabeth II  at the wreath-laying ceremony at the Irish War Memorial Garden, Islandbridge, Dublin in 2011. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Queen Elizabeth II won over an Irish audience in 2011 during her State visit to Ireland, with a nod to fallen heroes at the Garden of Remembrance in D(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and British prime minister Boris Johnson  following a service of “Reflection & Hope” to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland at Saint Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral on Thursday in Armagh. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Had President Michael D Higgins not delivered such a public rejection of it, the religious service held in Armagh on Thursday to mark the centenary of(...)

Goffs stripped €5.3m from its cost base during the year. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ring turnover at bloodstock auction house Goffs last year plunged by 39 per cent or €69 million to €106 million in “the most challenging” year in the (...)

President of the Irish Council of Churches Dr Ivan Patterson (left) and General Assembly Moderator Rev David Bruce during a service to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A church leader who was one of the organisers of Thursday’s cross-community church service in Armagh has said the event lived up to their hopes and ma(...)

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