EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrives to attend a conference on Ebola on Tuesday in  Brussels. Leaders of Ebola-hit countries in west Africa attend an international conference in Brussels  to mobilise a final push to end the outbreak and ensure the delivery of nearly $5 billion in aid pledges. Photograph: AFP

Western countries must continue their efforts to combat the Ebola epidemic which is continuing to claim hundreds of lives in west Africa, according to(...)

Seán Sherlock: he said Ireland was a committed supporter of using agricultural development to lift people out of hunger and poverty

Teagasc and Irish Aid have signed an agreement to use agricultural research and training to help developing countries.The agricultural research body a(...)

A good smattering of TDs joined Gabrielle (Gab) McFadden to shooting the breeze in Irish in the Dáil this week.

The Dáil visitors’ bar was doing a roaring trade on Wednesday morning. And no, it wasn’t TDs and Senators gasping for a hair of the dog ahead of the(...)

Minister of State Sean Sherlock said  upgrading the N20 road to a motorway was needed to ensure Cork and Limerick continued to grow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The upgrading of the main Cork to Limerick road to a motorway is essential for balanced regional development as a counter to Dublin and the east coas(...)

 The front of the Printworks building at Dublin Castle which was refurbished and opened for Ireland’s hosting of the European presidency in 2013. Photograph: David Sleator

An international conference on ensuring the safety of disabled people in burning buildings, due to take place in Dublin Castle in April, has had to(...)

Microsoft’s Bill Gates speaks at the ‘Reach every child’ conference in Berlin. Minister of State Seán Sherlock has announced an additional €3 million in Irish Aid funding for vaccines for children dying from preventable diseases. Photograph: Bernd Von Jutrczenka/EPA

The Government has announced additional €3 million in funding for vaccines for children dying from preventable diseases, raising the Irish Aid oversea(...)

Youth ambassadors from the ONE Campaign listen to President Michael D Higgins at the Irish launch of the European Year of  Development at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Conor Healy Photography

The coming year is set to “shape the future of humanity” according to Dóchas, as world leaders decide on new strategies to fight climate change, hu(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has announced the allocation of €5 million to the International Fund for Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has announced the allocation of €5 million to the International Fund for Ireland.Mr Flanagan said the (...)

Crisis workers at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone. The Government has pledged €780,000 to fund ambulances and burial teams in the country to help fight the virus. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/NYT

The Government has announced that it is to provide almost €780,000 to fund ambulance and burial teams in Sierra Leone, where the Ebola virus has claim(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan announced the Government will provide €3.2m in urgent humanitarian aid to communities in CAR, Chad and Yemen. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government will provide €3.2 million in urgent humanitarian assistance to communities affected by conflict and drought in the Central African Repu(...)