The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and Britain.

The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and (...)

Ranked number two in the world at bantamweight, Michael Conlan (left), pictured at London 2012, came through the first of his bouts at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland’s Olympic bronze medal winner at London 2012, Michael Conlan, won the first of his fights in the Commonwealth Games. The Belfast bantamweight (...)

Dr Graham Fry (above), medical director of the Tropical Medical Bureau clinic on Grafton Street in Dublin, said Fr Gerard Cusack reported no health issues, previous or at the time, on the medical questionnaire or during his consultation with Dr William Yap in March 2013 at which he was given yellow fever vaccine. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

A priest died after suffering a very rare adverse reaction to the yellow fever vaccine, an inquest heard. Fr Gerard Cusack (71), prior of Holy Trinit(...)

Still standing: Ceire Sadlier with her daughter

Before we left Zambia I’d started to wake at 3am with dead hands. I thought it might be from the way I had been sleeping, on my belly with my hands un(...)

This morning, Damon Albarn was a man on a mission. He left his house before dawn and headed towards the Thames to shoot footage of the river, w(...)

Sr Dympna Hannelly was born in Castlerea on December 4th, 1922, during the height of the civil war. She was 22 years of age when she was professed as(...)

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(...)

The exceptional 29.6 carat blue diamond recovered earlier this month is seen in this undated photograph received via Petra Diamonds in London. Photograph: Petra Diamonds/Reuters

A 29.6 carat blue diamond, one of the rarest and most coveted in the world with a possible price tag of tens of millions of dollars, has been discover(...)

Gavin Macarthur, trail running near Mullaghmore, Co Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

I was put on strong anti-depressants in 1998 when I was in my mid-20s and I went from 12 stone to 19 stone in seven months. I was not drinking at all (...)

Ugandan entrepreneurs Cedric Babu and his wife Alison, from Northern Ireland, with their children in Kampala. Photograph: Mary Fitzgerald

In many ways, Ugandan Cedric Babu and his wife Alison epitomise Africa’s new generation of entrepreneurs. They met while studying business in the US: (...)