Alphabet soup: 2021 in review

From antigen testing to Mark Zuckerberg, Matt Cooper presents the A-Z of the year that was

Dublin Airport as it tries to return to its normal passenger operations. Picture: Fergal Phillips

A is for antigen testing, airlines, Amazon and Apple

The government had recommendations for the use of antigen tests for detecting possible cases of Covid-19 back in March. However, it waited until the autumn before introducing them, and even then did so in ways that businesses felt could have been more progressive.

Airlines in particular were critical of the government’s reluctance to encourage air travel into and out of Ireland, comparing the measures unfavourably with ...