Danger zone: Gabriel Fitzpatrick dons goggles before entering the isolation area of the Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone. Photograph: PK Lee/MSF

Admitting whole families to an Ebola treatment centre and seeing only one or two of their members leave is one of the saddest parts of the job that Ga(...)

Max Barry (5), Ellie Mooney (7), Evan Wilkes (10) and Sophie Kirwan (11) at the Irish Heart Foundation’s pre-budget submission calling fora €30 million fund to tackle Ireland’s childhood obesity crisis. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Better Science, Better Food and Better Lifestyle was the eye- catching theme of a recent seminar organised by the Nutrition and Health Foundation, the(...)

Age of experience: Ellen Ridden regularly speaks out on elder issues

‘I’m sick of us being treated as whingers just because we are old. We’ve got to fight every step of the way, which is so unfair. We are entitled to re(...)

The Richmond Asylum, built in the 19th century from Dublin calp limestone with granite details

The Richmond Asylum is the oldest surviving building on the site for the Dublin Institute of Technology campus at Grangegorman, Dublin. Built to de(...)

New role: John Murphy on the Moerans’ farm

John Murphy got his first ever job after spending seven months doing work experience on a farm in Co Cavan. Luckily for him, the job is still there, o(...)

Stephen Allen, Aran Power and Kevin Power at Shannon after the rally. photograph: brian arthur/press 22

Stephen Allen and his brothers-in-law Kevin and Aran Power knew before they began the Mongol Rally this summer that only 30 motorcyclists had complete(...)

St Senan’s Hospital is used by the HSE for same-day respite care and administrative offices, though the interior is in urgent need of repair. Photograph: Mary Browne

Why is it of interest? St Senan’s Hospital is an impressive large-scale hospital built in the Italianate style as a county lunatic asylum in the mi(...)

Linda-Anne O’Flaherty, who works at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, with a young boy who lost his leg in a crash.

Most people associate essential oils with their most common uses as atmospheric room vaporisers, for aromatherapy massage and for steam inhalation and(...)

Turbine development: ‘It will ruin everything we’ve worked for and completely devalue our property.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘I’m not anti-wind. It’s about the right development in the right place,” says Edel Grace of Kilcommon Upperchurch Wind Awareness Group. It plans to t(...)

Studying abroad:   Tilburg University  in the Netherlands

Ultan Hoey was already at rag week at Tilburg University, in the Netherlands, when he received his first-choice CAO offer, of arts at NUI Galway, t(...)