A Liberian woman reads an Ebola information poster on the prevention of the Ebola epidemic, during UNICEF’s sensitisation campaign. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

West African countries neighbouring those hit by the Ebola epidemic including Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegtions neal and Guinea Bissau should prepare for (...)

Prof Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses of NUI Maynooth. Photograph: Eric Luke

Portugal today marks the 40th anniversary of the revolution that freed it from dictatorship. As it does so, new information is emerging about w(...)

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi benediction at the end of the Easter Mass in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Against the background of a sunny blue sky and in a St Peter’s Square decked out with thousands of blooming flowers, Pope Francis this morning (...)

Workers from Médecins Sans Frontières prepare isolation and treatment areas in Gueckedou, Guinea. Photograph: AP Photo/Kjell Gunnar Beraas, MSF

Guinea faces an ebola epidemic on an unprecedented scale as it battles to contain confirmed cases now scattered across several locations that a(...)

An image showing the ebola virus. Image: Getty

Guinea has received confirmation that a mysterious disease that has killed up to 59 people in the West African country, and may have spread to (...)

Doug Howlett: during his Munster rugby days

Ever wondered what Kiwi and Munster rugby legend Doug Howlett plans to do following his retirement? Mining bauxite in Guinea probably wasn’t hi(...)

Nelson Rolihlala Mandela was arguably the most respected statesman the world has seen since the end of the second World War. His dignity, his determin(...)

Tullow Oil chief executive Aidan Heavey. “Our high-risk, high-impact exploration campaigns have delivered significant successes in Kenya and Norway, and we have a number of material well results due in the coming months,” Tullow said in an interim statement. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tullow Oil said it was on track to reach record oil production levels this year as it predicted growth in its output would match previous years.The Ir(...)

The Afrobarometer study reveals that about 50 per cent of all the respondents reported they occasionally lacked access to food, clean water and medicine in 2012.

Despite sustained economic growth in Africa over the past decade, most governments across the continent have failed to reduce poverty levels among the(...)

The Aughinish Alumina Refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes Co Limerick: revenue at the  refinery dipped by $24 million or 2.5 per cent from $610.57 million to $586 million in the 12 months to the end of last December

Rusal Aughinish plunged into the red last year recording pretax losses of $10.4 million (€7.68 million).Revenue at the Shannon estuary-based alumina r(...)