Residents of the West Point slum wait for food aid during the second day of the government’s Ebola quarantine on their neighbourhood in Monrovia, Liberia, on Thursday. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images)

There will be “suspect” cases of Ebola infection in Ireland for some time, one of the State’s most senior health officials has said. Dr Kevin Kelleher(...)

Fisherman, River Gambia, Gambia, Africa

I have a few weeks to play around with in September and early October and I’m trying to decide what to do. I was in Japan last year so it’s going to t(...)

The Iveragh Peninsula’s  location between the Kerry Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean provides  natural protection against light pollution.

An area of southwest Kerry has been designated as a dark skies reserve, the first place in the Northern Hemisphere to receive such a designation. The (...)

The Milky Way galaxy, as seen from a very dark site. The night sky in southwest Kerry offers an array of visible phenomena including the above, zodiacal light and faint meteors. Photograph: Babek Tafreshi/SSPL/Getty Images

A 700sq km area in southwest Kerry is expected to be named an international “dark sky reserve”, securing the highest designation for the exceptional (...)

Taking on the road: Derek Cullen and a local lizard in Botswana. Cullen is cycling solo through Africa for charity, taking in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zamibia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya.

Irish Lives: Peddling your way across the African plains, you tend to weigh up your options now and again: do I overtake this elephant now or lag behi(...)

“Major deals, which lead to tangible increases in exports and jobs in Ireland, are very often commenced or concluded on these missions.” Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton meets Dr Faleh Mohamed Hussain Ali, assistant secretary general for policy affairs at Qatar’s Supreme Council of Health. Photograph: Lydia Shaw

Ireland has a proud history of supporting the cause of human rights around the world. Unfortunately, our record of providing jobs for our people is fa(...)

An endangered east African black rhinoceros and her calf  walk. The Dallas Safari Club has auctioned a license to hunt a black rhino in Namibia with the  proceeds going to protect the endangered animals, a move seen by some animal rights groups as  ethically dubious conservation. Photograph: Reuters

A permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia sold for $350,000 (€250,000) at an auction in Dallas last night with proceeds going to protect the endangere(...)

Attendees sing prior to the start of the state memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in the Soweto township of Johannesburg on Tuesday. Photograph:  Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

World leaders paid tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela at his state memorial service in Johannesburg yesterday, but their praise (...)

Kerrymen Tommie Slattery (left) and Ryan Garner of Smart Farm Apps have developed apps for smartphones to help farmers

Since launching Smart Farm Apps just over two years ago, Kerry natives Tommie Slattery and Ryan Garner have seen global interest in their farming data(...)

The Department of Foreign Affairs is assisting the family of an Irish man who has died in Namibia. Image: Google Maps.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is assisting the family of an Irish man who has died in Namibia. Ray Prendiville, a former inter-county footballer w(...)