UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) is seen taking a tour of a US medical facility in Monrovia, Liberia on Friday. Photograph: EPA

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon on Friday praised healthcare workers fighting the Ebola virus as he paid his first visit to Liberia and Sierra Leone (...)

Analysts who follow Tullow agree that its price  undervalues its assets, namely its oil exploration and production businesses

Speculation is growing that Irish exploration group Tullow Oil could find itself in the crosshairs of one of the world’s oil majors on the back of a (...)

A grasshopper burger topped with dried grasshoppers and mealworms: a gram of beef contains the same amount of protein as a gram of crickets. photograph: karen bleier/afp/getty images

When Harman Singh Johar answers the phone, he sounds startled. “Sorry,” he says. “I was staring into an oven full of roasting crickets when you called(...)

The transitional leader of Burkina Faso Lieut-Col Isaac Zida (R) meets with Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan (L) at the airport prior to a meeting of Ecowas leaders in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso today. Photograph: Legnan Koula/ EPA.

Three West African presidents have urged Burkina Faso to appoint a transitional government to guide the country to elections next year following th(...)

Anti-government protesters gather in the Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, today. Photograph:  Joe Penney/Reuters

The head of Burkina Faso’s armed forces took power today after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass protests against an attempt to extend his(...)

A photograph made available by US Customs and Border Protection  shows a CBP officer (right) examining documents and interviewing a passenger, during screening for the Ebola virus at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. The Irish government has decided not to follow course. Photograph: EPA/US  CBP

Research published this morning on the likely international spread of the Ebola virus suggests the Government is correct not to introduce entry screen(...)

Paul McGinley: worked with the course architects on the redevelopment of the golf facilities at the complex. Photograph:   Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Fresh from his all-conquering captaincy at the Ryder Cup, Dubliner Paul McGinley was back at the grindstone in recent weeks, opening the newly revampe(...)

Clontarf Energy and Petrel Resources have come to an agreement with the Ghanaian authorities over a disputed exploration licence.The row centred on a(...)

File image taken from video by Nigeria’s Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. Refugees from Nigeria  come primarily from the north, where they are fleeing the activities Boko Haram. Photograph: AP Photo/File

The African migrants trying to reach the shores of Sicily in recent months are primarily from six countries across the continent, five of which are ri(...)

A Liberian burial squad carries the body of a suspected Ebola victim in the slum area of Logan Town outside Monrovia today. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

The UN mission to combat Ebola wants to see significant progress in fighting the deadly disease within 60 days, including ensuring that 70 per cent(...)