Fine Gael TD  Michelle Mulherin: The Mayo TD repaid  €2,000 spent on phone calls made  to Kenya from Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A man in his late 30s has been released after being questioned in connection with an arson attack at Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin’s Mayo constituenc(...)

 A file image of Michelle Mulherin  arriving at Leinster House. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin says she will repay the costs of the calls made to Africa from her Dáil office, if she is required to. The Mayo TD is a(...)

Youth ambassadors from the ONE Campaign listen to President Michael D Higgins at the Irish launch of the European Year of  Development at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Conor Healy Photography

The coming year is set to “shape the future of humanity” according to Dóchas, as world leaders decide on new strategies to fight climate change, hu(...)

Tullow operates three blocks in Kenya with a 50 per cent stake while Africa Oil holds the remaining 50 per cent

Tullow Oil has said it is considering further exploration activities in the North Kerio Basin in Kenya after the Epri-1 well was found to encounter oi(...)

Olive Loughnane looks certain to have her world silver World Athletics Championships medal, won in Berlin in 2009, upgraded to gold by the IAAF. Photograph: Morgan/Inpho.

The IAAF – the governing body of world athletics – has confirmed that “major international titles will be redistributed” following the latest doping(...)

‘Speaking in Malawi recently, President Michael D Higgins said that the legacy of Irish missionaries “continues today through the inspirational work of their successors here in Malawi and across the globe”.’ Above, President Higgins and   his wife Sabina arriving at the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on the first day of his   official visit to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa. Photograph:  Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

This year marks the end of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs were visionary, with clear targets to improve lives threatened by dise(...)

Amina Mohammed, special adviser to UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon,  in Dublin to address a gathering of Irish ambassadors at Dublin Castle on the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will replace the Millennium Development Goals. Photograph: Lensman Photography

The global economy must learn to measure a country’s success, not on GDP growth, but on the number of jobs available and the empowerment of women, acc(...)

Further studies are planned in the US later this month and soon after volunteers will receive the vaccine in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Photograph: AP Photo

Johnson & Johnson has started clinical trials of its experimental Ebola vaccine, which uses a booster from Denmark’s Bavarian Nordic, making it th(...)

Abu Anas al-Liby, a suspected al Qaeda figure alleged to have helped plan the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, has died in New York just days ahead of his scheduled trial. Photograph: FBI handout/EPA

A suspected al Qaeda figure alleged to have helped plan the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya has died in New York just days ah(...)

Winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya, failed an out-of-competition test in October. Two more Kenyan athletes have tested positive and been banned for two years. Photograph: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Kenyan long-distance runners Viola Chelangat Kimetto and Joyce Jemutai Kiplimo have failed drugs tests and will be banned for two years, Athletics (...)