A woman shops at Aberdeen market in Freetown. Residents started stockpiling food when authorities announced a lockdown from yesterday to try and curb the Ebola epidemic.  Photograph: EPA/STR

In her free time Isha Turay, an 18-year-old Sierra Leonean student, sells vegetables on Malama Thomas Street in the heart of the bustling capital, Fre(...)

David McSavage: ‘Your mother would do anything for you, but she sort of sent you out into the world like some sort of useless orphan.’ Photograph: Eric Luke 2:49

Angry Emer is a strident career woman whose clipped nasal Mount Merrion accent would cut flesh. She will appear in the fourth series of the sat(...)

Rebel fighters hold their weapons as they march yesterday in a village in the rebel-controlled territory of Upper Nile state in South Sudan. Photograph: Reuters/Goran Tomasevic

With a weary predictability, war started again in South Sudan in December, 2013. The latest round of peace talks recommence today. This is the world’s(...)

Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip during the Northampton defeat at the Aviva Stadium. “We’ll have to learn from that game for us going forward and the lads have the chance to do something about it this week in Edinburgh,” he says. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jamie Heaslip, in his role as Goal ambassador, came in contact with the media yesterday afternoon within the confines of leafy Merrion Square. There h(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter: puts forward arguments for both lowering the age and keeping it at the current level. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cabinet discussions today on a plan to lower the age of consent from 17 to 16 years of age follow an Oireachtas committee recommendation on the mat(...)

Goal aid for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan is seen being loaded onto a special Aer Lingus flight at Dublin airport this morning. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

An Aer Lingus flight carrying 40 tonnes of humanitarian aid from Ireland for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan departed from Dublin airport this morning. Th(...)

 Residents walk past a statue of Jesus Christ in the rubble of a neighbourhood  in Tacloban that was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.  Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The head of Irish aid agency Goal has branded the international response to the Typhoon Haiyan disaster in the Philippines as “ completely inadequate”(...)

A relief plane is unloaded in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. Photograph: Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images

Irish aid agency Goal yesterday called on the Government to increase the funds it has made available to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philip(...)

Seeking a way out of the city, residents of Tacloban, Philippines, some injured, gather at the wreckage of the local airport. Photograph: Jes Aznar/The New York Times

Irish charities have renewed appeals for relief aid as new storms threaten to hamper rescue efforts in the Philippines. Plan Ireland chief exec(...)

Pilot, entrepreneur and Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson will be the keynote speaker at the National Leadership Summit in Croke Park tomorrow. The(...)