Pubs and barbers reopen in Republic of Ireland
28/06/2020 | news | world | 31
Restaurants and cafes can also reopen from Monday provided they can observe social distancing.
France lifts curbs for 'summer unlike any other'
14/06/2020 | news | world | 367
President Emmanuel Macron proclaims that France has won its "first victory" against coronavirus.
War of the deadlines at Brexit summit
12/06/2020 | news | world | 391
What compromises might the UK government make on its Brexit pledges in order to reach a trade deal?
Shops reopen as Ireland eases out of lockdown
07/06/2020 | news | world | 122
The Republic of Ireland moves into the second phase of easing its Covid-19 lockdown measures
EU's €750bn recovery fund marks 'Europe's moment'
27/05/2020 | news | world | 629
A giant fund is proposed, some of it raised on capital markets, but several countries express doubts.
Italians return to churches and cafes
17/05/2020 | news | world | 134
Italy, Spain and Portugal are among European countries further relaxing virus-related restrictions.
We will have summer tourist season, promises EU
13/05/2020 | news | world | 2,247
The European Union proposes a gradual lifting of borders to kick-start the tourist industry.
Brexit trade talks progress 'not good' - Coveney
05/05/2020 | news | world | 694
The Irish deputy PM says time is short to reach a trade deal this year, with much still to do.
World leaders pledge billions for vaccine fight
04/05/2020 | news | world | 2,692
More than $8bn (£6.5bn) are pledged to help develop a vaccine and fund research into treatments.
Coronavirus drug 'flops at first trial'
23/04/2020 | news | world | 129
It was hoped remdesivir could treat Covid-19 but its first study appears to have been unsuccessful.
China and the US trade coronavirus conspiracy theories
08/04/2020 | news | world | 159
Conspiracy theories about Covid-19 have been spreading online since the early days of the outbreak.
Marathon talks over EU virus rescue package stall
08/04/2020 | news | world | 452
EU finance ministers suspend talks on a recovery fund after 16 hours, amid deep divisions.
Great Barrier Reef suffers another mass bleaching
26/03/2020 | news | world | 507
The third such event in five years prompts scientists to renew urgent warnings about climate change.
Coronavirus pandemic is 'accelerating', WHO warns
23/03/2020 | news | world | 479
More than 300,000 cases have now been reported, as Covid-19 spreads to almost every country.
Asian nations face second wave of virus cases
19/03/2020 | news | world | 671
There is growing concern that people returning home as borders close could bring the virus with them.
Left-wing Irish government unlikely says Micheál Martin
25/02/2020 | news | world | 395
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was meeting Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar on Tuesday.
World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO
24/02/2020 | news | world | 2,414
But the UN health body says the coronavirus outbreak does not yet meet the criteria for a pandemic.
Sinn Féin meets other parties for coalition talks
11/02/2020 | news | world | 128
As no party won a majority in Ireland's election, Sinn Féin meet rivals to discuss coalition pacts.
EU Commission boss seeks 'unique' UK trade deal
11/02/2020 | news | world | 602
Ursula von der Leyen says the EU has big ambitions but any deal must have a "level playing field".
Irish parties turn focus towards government
10/02/2020 | news | world | 330
With no one party winning a majority, there could be lengthy negotiations to establish a government.
Fianna Fáil largest party but Sinn Féin celebrate
10/02/2020 | news | world | 3,096
The final results of the Irish general election show Fianna Fáil on 38 seats, one ahead of Sinn Féin.
Brexit: EU leaders sign UK withdrawal deal
24/01/2020 | news | world | 3,608
The deal formally ending UK membership is signed by EU leaders in Brussels.
Brexit: UK to decide on Gibraltar-EU travel deal
20/01/2020 | news | world | 512
Gibraltar considers joining the Schengen zone, but the UK government says it cannot decide alone.
China to ban bags and other single-use plastic
20/01/2020 | news | world | 94
One of the world's biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025.
China virus cases triple as infection spreads
20/01/2020 | news | world | 228
This comes as China confirms that a new strain of coronavirus can pass from person to person.