A Liberian man looks at a mural in downtown Monrovia that forms part of an Ebola awareness campaign. The death toll in the worst Ebola epidemic on record has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by November 18th. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

West Africa’s Ebola epidemic could worsen further before abating but new infections should start to decline in all affected countries by the end of th(...)

 Trust, a social and health agency working with the homeless, assisted people of 15 nationalities in a recent week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In just two days this month 54 people attended a social and health agency premises in Dublin’s Liberties. Trust, a non-denominational, befriending, s(...)

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(...)

Bridget Anne Mulrooney, a volunteer nurse from the US, dons protective clothing before a shift at a clinic in Suakoko, Liberia, yesterday. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/New York Times service

The Government last night responded to an appeal to European leaders by British prime minister David Cameron to “significantly step up their contribut(...)

Campaign: an Ebola awareness mural in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: John Moore/Getty
Why Ebola is winning

Finger-pointing, conspiracy theories, barely repressed panic and many more dead bodies: the battle against Ebola isn’t going well. As Ireland starts t(...)

A woman crawls towards the body of her sister as Ebola burial team members take her for cremation in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph:  John Moore/Getty Images

The number of people known to have died in the worst Ebola outbreak on record had risen to 4,033 out of 8,399 cases in seven countries by Wednesday of(...)

A hazmat team member arrives to clean a unit at the Ivy Apartments, where the confirmed Ebola virus patient was staying,  in Dallas, Texas. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The US government has called for calm over the single case of Ebola in the United States, seeking to reassure the American public that there is little(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan at a UN peacekeeping summit in New York.

The Government has agreed to train African military officers, most likely from Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda, in peacekeeping skills in Ireland and Af(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

 A woman walks past an Ebola awareness poster in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Residents in the country prepare for a nationwide three-day curfew that will allow health workers to conduct a door-to-door campaign sensitizing individuals on the Ebola virus and identifying those who may have already contracted it. Photograph: Tanya Bindra/EPA

The UN Security Council has declared the Ebola outbreak in Africa a “threat to international peace and security” and called on all states to provide u(...)