The graves of Ebola victims in  Sierra Leone. Photograph: Concern Worldwide

It may be a long way from the carefully tended plots of Glasnevin Cemetery to the chaos of burial in Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone, but Ireland’s expe(...)

Tom Arnold:   ‘Many poor countries are suffering the double burden of undernutrition and a growing obesity problem.’ Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland’s leading role in campaigning against world hunger has “really paid off” and we need to build on this as the United Nations draws up new devel(...)

An Ebola sign outside a home in West Point slum area of Monrovia, Liberia. Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €4 million for Ebola treatment facilities in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Photograph: EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

Red tape has been blamed for hampering the efforts of Irish doctors to join the fight against Ebola as new figures show just a handful of the HSE’s 1(...)

David Begg, general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg is to retire. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg is to retire.Mr Begg told the executive council of Congress today that he would(...)

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” asks men (and women) to put on high heels and walk a mile at one of three venues in Dublin, Cork and Galway in aid of Women’s Aid and Concern.

“Are you man enough?” That’s the challenge from Concern and Women’s Aid for their upcoming fundraiser. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” asks men (and women)(...)

Former Concern Worldwide chief executive Tom Arnold will next week take up an interim role as coordinator of the United Nations’ Sun Movement,  which  aims at reducing the number of people across the world affected by malnutrition. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Former Concern Worldwide chief executive Tom Arnold will next week take up an interim role as coordinator of a United Nations initiative aimed at r(...)

President Michael D Higgins salutes the UN’s decision to declare 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has criticised economic theories on land ownership in Africa that have “mesmerised high-ranking policymakers” including(...)

Ireland’s top business women celebrate International Women’s Day at Dublin Castle. Pictured speaking  is Mary Kennedy. Photograph: Suzanne Thompson Circus Photography

LISA BLAKE Political parties are failing to attract female election candidates because some women don’t like the adversarial a(...)

Women from the Tikondane and Mulindiyani savings and loan group in Malawi. Photograph: Bill Corcoran

The women of the Tikondane and Mulindiyani savings and loans group burst into song as our vehicle pulls into their village, a collection of huts and m(...)

A displaced woman and baby who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor sit by a fire as they cook food  in the town of Awerial. Photograph: AP

As I landed in Juba airport on New Year’s Day, hours before the call for a ceasefire, military reinforcements from the South Sudan army were being shi(...)