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Senior WHO figures insist it was right not to declare a pandemic sooner

Senior figures at the World Health Organisation have defended its decision not to declare the Covid-19 crisis a pandemic until March 11th last year,...

Gender equality at BioNTech made the impossible possible, founder says

The co-founder and chief medical officer of BioNTech has credited its speed at producing a viable vaccine to the fact its workforce is more...

Myanmar protesters defy curfew as media outlets ordered to shut

Demonstrators in Myanmar’s biggest city came out on Monday night for their first mass protests in defiance of an 8pm curfew, backing about 200...

UK unilaterally extends Northern Ireland protocol grace periods

The UK government has unilaterally extended some grace periods associated with the Northern Ireland Protocol in a bid to avoid a cliff-edge plunge into...

Primary school and fifth year pupils to return to school next week

All primary and fifth year students will return to school next week, the Department of Education has said. The department confirmed that it will move...

Stormont minister cautions against rushing law on gay conversion ban

A rush to ban gay conversion therapy in Northern Ireland could lead to ineffective laws that enable the practice to continue, a Stormont minister...

Kildare taxi driver jailed for storing €250,000 of cocaine

A Kildare taxi driver under financial pressure who was storing almost €250,000 of cocaine for drug dealers has been jailed for four and a...

Covid-19 death toll in Italy surpasses 100,000

Italy has surpassed 100,000 deaths in the pandemic, a year after it became the first country in Europe to go into lockdown in a...

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