Khalifa Stadium in Doha which is undergoing complete renovation in preparation to host some of the matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Sepam, which was founded by Gus Kearney in 1976, is a Clonmel, Co Tipperary-based engineering, procurement, management and construction business that,(...)

Beatrice Yordoldo (seated), the last confirmed Ebola patient, poses for photographs with medical staff as she prepares to leave the Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in the Paynesville suburb of the Liberian capital Monrovia. Photograph: Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images

Liberia’s last Ebola patient was discharged Thursday after a ceremony in the capital, Monrovia, bringing to zero the number of known cases in the cou(...)

Annie and Saoirse Power (both 9 months) from Kilkenny and Noah Connolly (14 months) from Waterford give lessons in feeding to Glanbia Ingredients Ireland chief executive Jim Bergin, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan yesterday. Photograph: Jason Clarke

History is littered with case studies which make a compelling case for why politicians should steer clear of small children.Google ‘George W Bush and (...)

The  fossil jawbone, whose discovery    pushes back human history by 400,000 years, according to scientists. The jawbone was found in Ethiopia.  Photograph: Arizona State University/Kaye Reed handout/Reuters

Human history has been pushed back 400,000 years with the discovery of a fossil jawbone dating back almost three million years.The lower jaw, uncovere(...)

The food producers recognised at the  Irish Food Writers’ Guild Awards. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

They don’t make much jam in east Africa, explains Veronica Molloy, dishing out some of her lime and tequila marmalade. “It’s margarita in a jar instea(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrives to attend a conference on Ebola on Tuesday in  Brussels. Leaders of Ebola-hit countries in west Africa attend an international conference in Brussels  to mobilise a final push to end the outbreak and ensure the delivery of nearly $5 billion in aid pledges. Photograph: AFP

Western countries must continue their efforts to combat the Ebola epidemic which is continuing to claim hundreds of lives in west Africa, according to(...)

Surf’s up: Allan Mulrooney and Kian Egan grew up in the same housing estate. Allan was able to guide Kian into the world of surfing, which helped him escape the sometimes bewildering whirlwind of Westlife’s success.

The idea was a simple one: combine a reunion for a bunch of best mates who hadn’t seen each other in a while with something we all like to do: surf(...)

Shared love of the Irish language: Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí with Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí is a broadcaster who presents his magazine show, ‘Rónán Beo@3’, on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. He began his career on RTÉ Irish (...)

The “exile” in the album title really rings true in this case. The band came together when a bunch of Songhoy youngsters, who had been driven out o(...)

Dingle marine biologist Kevin Flannery examines the Bearcat fish which resides in the Artic region. Mr Flannery has been awarded with an honorary MSc from UCC for his work on Irish marine life. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

He is more often seen holding some bug-eyed denizen of the deep, but on Thursday Kevin Flannery exchanged the pier-side for academia to accept an hono(...)