Ambulance crew and gardaí involved in the transfer of a woman, thought to have contracted Ebola, from her home in Tyrrelstown, Dublin to the Mater hospital. Streets around the hospital were cordoned off during the movement of the woman. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Fever symptoms followed Nigeria visit but only ‘technical risk’ of having virus

The #littlethings campaign is organised by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention in partnership with more than 20 organisations active in the mental health area.

HSE campaign stresses mental health issues a concern for all, not just those in distress

Jonathan Irwin, founder and chief executive of the Jack & Jill foundation. Photograph: Frank Miller

Charity boss Jonathan Irwin has his sights on the Dáil – and not even cancer can halt his gallop

Campaign: an Ebola awareness mural in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: John Moore/Getty
Why Ebola is winning

Halting the spread of the disease means fighting it in Africa. But, in one of the poorest parts of the world, finding 9,000 people(...)

Emergency personnel wearing protective clothing prepare to enter an  apartment after a second health care worker tested positive for the Ebola virus in Dallas, Texas, yesterday.   Photograph: Jaime R Carrero/Reuters

People who feel unwell after returning from west Africa advised to phone GPs

Patients at Tallaght Hospital were at serious risk of infection due to poor hygiene standards, a lack of testing facilities and broken furnishings, according to the Health Information and Quality Authority.

Hospital makes improvements after Hiqa critical of poor hygiene and leadership

The Oireachtas health committee heard that although the risk of Ebola coming to Ireland from overseas remained low, there could still be ‘several suspected cases’ of the virus in the country.

Oireachtas committee hears of need for more training, ‘dry runs’ and extra equipment

There is an extra €25 million to take the pressure off hospitals by dealing with delayed discharges. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Analysis: Health isn’t ‘awash with cash’, as Leo Varadkar put it, but in this budget it got the first increase seen since 2008

A Heathrow flight information screen is shown above a television screen reporting the Ebola outbreak at Heathrow Airport in London, yesterday. Heathrow Airport has begun Ebola screening, whereby passengers will have their temperatures tested for the Ebola virus. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Guidelines assume health service is 'fully functioning', which is not the case

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