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An empty shopping centre  this week in Aarhus, Denmark, closed because of coronavirus restrictions. Phototograph: Mikkel Berg Pedersen/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images

Denmark, one of the star performers in Europe’s first wave of Covid-19, is having a chastening November and December. First came the botched cull of (...)

US vice-president Mike Pence receives a COVID-19 vaccine to promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccine at the White House. Photograph: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty

US vice-president Mike Pence has received his first coronavirus jab live on TV alongside his wife Karen and US surgeon general Jerome Adams. The trio(...)

A woman gets a throat and nasal swab at a Covid-19 testing facility of the Municipal Health Authority GGD, in Utrecht, Netherlands, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Peter Dejong/AP

Having been one of the last countries in Europe to introduce obligatory masks, the Netherlands could also become one of the slowest to begin Covid-19 (...)

Sinn Féin’s Darren O’Rourke  expressed concern that in relation to offshore wind energy the State ‘does not directly own or operate  any such resources’.  File photograph: Getty Images

The State is getting the modern-day equivalent of religious “indulgences” by paying €50 million to Estonia and Denmark for “statistical transfers” to (...)

European Council President Charles Michel listens as French President Emmanuel Macron appears on a screen to deliver a speech during the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 in Brussels on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 80 world leaders, including Taoiseach Micheál Martin, have committed to scaled up actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in response to (...)

Micheál Martin: ‘Aware of the difficulties’ on issues such as fisheries. Photograph: Bloomberg

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has resumed post-Brexit trade deal negotiations with British counterpart David Frost while noting that the bloc “is(...)

Stephen Kenny: “It (the media attention) was a big surprise (but) it’s not a concern for me.” Photograph: Inpho

Stephen Kenny says he will take what he gets when Ireland’s World Cup fixture list is finalised by Fifa on Tuesday. And the Republic of Ireland manage(...)

Pat Keating, chief executive of Shannon Foynes Port (left) and Paul Doherty, managing director of Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions’ at Foynes Port after publication of a report on the potential for the Shannon region in wind energy.  Photograph:  Sean Curtin/True Media.

The Shannon estuary and the wider west coast can provide “unprecedented renewable energy opportunity for Ireland” by becoming a strategic location for(...)

The 2020 Climate Change Performance Index has rated Ireland’s performance in cutting emissions in the ‘very low’ category. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland continues to be among the worst of the world’s developed countries when it comes to responding the climate crisis, according to the 2020 Clima(...)

John O’Reilly: instrumental in severing, with good grace, the formal ties between the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland

John O’Reilly, FRIAI, former president of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, died on September 11th, 2020, a week before his 92nd birth(...)

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