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 Bewley’s cafe on Grafton Street, Dublin, has been closed since March 16th.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Irish coffee group Bewley’s has made an offer to the landlord of its famous Grafton Street cafe that could save it from closure. In a letter sent to (...)

In London AstraZeneca hit a record closing high on optimism over its Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty

European shares turned higher on Monday, helped by encouraging data from an array of coronavirus vaccine candidates and after EU leaders sketched a fr(...)

Airline stocks including British Airways parent IAG fell on Thursday’s markets. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

European markets were muted on Thursday as some stocks lost part of the gains made a day earlier. Dealers said there was mixed reaction to the Europea(...)

A health professional prepares a needle during human trials for a Covid-19 vaccine in Brisbane, Australia. Photograph: Glenn Hunt/EPA

Good news from Covid-19 vaccine trials boosted markets on Wednesday. Both US group Moderna and the University of Oxford-Astrazeneca joint venture repo(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: Ageing population will pose long-term pressure on State finances, warns watchdog Ifac.

The Covid-19 pandemic will undoubtedly have a major impact on the Irish economy, but it’s only the current financial crisis: others lie in wait if the(...)

The House of Ireland shop on Grafton Street. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

House of Ireland, a tourist-focused giftware retail group with high-profile outlets in Dublin and Belfast, is shutting down, as damage from the corona(...)

Duke Street is among several streets to be closed to weekend traffic. File Photograph: The Irish Times

Several streets on Dublin city centre’s south side are to be closed to weekend traffic in an experiment to see if economic activity can be revitalised(...)

Sam has been spotted around Leinster House recently and during talks on government formation. Photograph: Roderic O’Gorman

Since lockdown began Sam the Fox has been frequently spotted in Dublin city centre. She was filmed in April striding through a near deserted Grafton (...)

Dubliner Maeve Hoban-Logan explains why she didn’t return to Ireland during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Before the full lockdown was put in place, my mother asked me if I’d come home for it. This concept of “home” is something that is slightly different (...)

Berna Lee: Spent 50 years in New York, where she married and raised a family

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

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