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Pedestrians pass shuttered shops in Derry. The Northern Executive is to meet again on Tuesday to  discuss whether to extend the current four-week lockdown by another two weeks. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Northern Executive after two meetings on Monday was unable to agree on whether to extend the current four-week lockdown that is due to end on Fri(...)

Employees from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish Emergency Management Agency wearing protective equipment work to cull minks in Gjol, Denmark, over the weekend. Photograph: Getty

The decision by the Danish government to kill millions of mink because of coronavirus concerns, effectively wiping out a major national industry, has (...)

There have been 15 further deaths related to Covid-19 and an additional 528 confirmed cases in Northern Ireland.

There were five further deaths and 335 new cases reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Saturday. There has been a total o(...)

Live minks to be processed to fur, at a fur farm near Naestved, Denmark, on Friday. Photograph: EPA

All passengers arriving into the State from Denmark will have to restrict their movments for 14 days without exceptions following an outbreak of a new(...)

The mean body mass index of 19-year-old men and women in Ireland  increased in the period from 1985 to 2019. Photograph: Getty

Irish teenagers have become taller and heavier in the last 35 years, according to a global study published in The Lancet. The study of child and ado(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to the press in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

2017 January 20th Trump inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. His presidential rival Hillary Clinton is among those in attendance,(...)

Anne Marie Toole and Dil Wickremasinghe with their children, Phoenix and Xavier.

It was a chance oversubscription at a mental health retreat that led to journalist and podcaster Dil Wickremasinghe meeting her wife, Anne Marie. “I g(...)

Ryanair closed 4.65%  up at €12.275 after hitting highs of €12.61 shortly before 11am

November trading kicked off strongly as positive economic data, including signs of a revival in manufacturing, boosted European markets on Monday. In(...)

Prof John Fitzgerald: ‘The legislation should not be over-prescriptive on additional functions for the Council that could serve to distract from or dilute its core mandate.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The work of a revamped Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) risks being overloaded by requirements in proposed new legislation, which could see it e(...)

Dr Kevin Kelleher, assistant national director of the HSE said contact callers can get ‘a fair degree of abuse’ on occasion, and he has witnessed tracers ‘visibly wilting’ as a result.

The HSE has apologised to the almost 2,000 people who were asked to undertake their own contact tracing last week, due to a “significant increase” in (...)

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