A school worker takes the temperature of a boy before school starts in Paynesville, Liberia. Photograph: James Giahyue/Reuters

A teenage boy has died of Ebola in Liberia, the first fatality since July in one of the three West African countries hit hardest by the worst-ever out(...)

Adi Roche pictured in Ukraine. Photograph: Dan McLoughlin

Irishwoman and founder of the charity, Chernobyl Children International, Adi Roche has been honoured with the World of Children Award for her campaign(...)

Sierra Leone’s health officials check passengers transiting at the border crossing with Liberia in Jendema. Photograph: Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images

Residents of Sierra Leone’s capital held a candlelit vigil and celebrations to mark the end of an Ebola epidemic that has killed almost 4,000 peopl(...)

President Michael D  Higgins  meets students from Skyline High School  in Sammamish, Washington,  to  watch a game of Gaelic football, which is taught in Skyline’s physical education programme.   Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP

Plans by the United Nations to set up a mechanism to facilitate access to new technology for poorer countries are “inadequate”, President Michael D (...)

Irish barrister Coman Kenny, with the skyline of Phnom Penh in the background

Sitting in his high-rise apartment overlooking the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, Cóman Kenny can still remember the first time he felt excitement cou(...)

Pauline Cafferkey: The British nurse, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, was flown to the Royal Free hospital in London, after becoming ill again last week.  Photograph: Lisa Ferguson/Scotland on Sunday/PA Wire

Pauline Cafferkey, the British nurse who suffered complications from the Ebola infection she contracted while volunteering in west Africa, is now cri(...)

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone. Photograph: Lisa Ferguson/Scotland on Sunday/PA Wire

A nurse who is being treated for a late complication of an Ebola infection is now “critically ill” after her condition deteriorated, the hospital trea(...)

The Naval Services vessel LE Samuel Beckett, which has been deployed to the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Naval Services

Naval Service members rescuing migrants from the Mediterranean are not entitled to full overseas service payments because they are not in danger, the (...)

Gardaí have received reports of vishing scams  where the targets have lost more than €38,000. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg.

Gardaí are warning people about the rise of telephone and email scams where criminals attempt to deceive people into providing personal financial info(...)

Conservationists say time is running out to find a permanent home for chimpanzees Sweet Pea and Guey and Kenya’s renowned Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the only sanctuary with space.

Kenya has rejected a request to bring two young chimpanzees rescued in Ebola-hit Liberia to a Kenyan wildlife sanctuary due to fears about the deadly (...)