Migrants  demonstrating in Calais. NGO L’Auberge des Migrants International says it has been “overwhelmed” with offers of support. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

A French non-governmental organisation (NGO) assisting refugees in the Calais “new jungle” is planning a Europe-wide “citizens’ response” to countera(...)

Aida cries as she recovers from severe injuries sustained during a Syrian military bombardment of her home, in the northern city of Idlib. Her husband and two children were killed in the attack. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP

The war in Syria is in its fifth year and it is estimated that 230,000 people have died in the conflict. This book is an eloquent, gripping and har(...)

  Liberian nurses in 2014 carrying  the body of an Ebola victim from a home   on the outskirts of Monrovia  . Photograph:L EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

British Prime Minister David Cameron will award Ebola medals on Tuesday to UK citizens who served in West Africa over the last nine months. Two GOAL (...)

People speaking on the phone in Nairoi. Many talk about how African countries are “leapfrogging” economic growth stages with the adoption of cellular and internet technologies. Photograph:  Simon Maina/AFP/GettyImages

Rising gross domestic product rates, growing populations, an emerging middle class and employment driven by technology are combining to create a new n(...)

Visitors to the Jack & Jill garden which won a silver medal at the 2013 Bloom festival. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:44

Stilettos, craft beer and WB Yeats are among the inspirations for some of the 25 show gardens to be unveiled at Bloom gardening and food festival in P(...)

The Labour Party website highlighting the search for a new party general secretary.

The Labour Party has advertised for a new general secretary. The move follows current general secretary David Leach’s recent announcement that he is r(...)

David Leach pictured in 2002. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Labour Party’s general secretary David Leach is resigning to take up a position as director of communications with the charity Goal. He was announ(...)

Sharon Commins who was joint winner of the award in 2009. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Nominations are invited for the 2015 Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award which honours a person or organisation doing outstanding humanit(...)

Goal chief executive Barry Andrews said hospitals in Nepal were overrun and huge numbers of people had been left homeless and were sleeping rough. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Dóchas, the Irish umbrella group of development NGOs said 10 Irish aid agencies were on the ground in Nepal and had issued appeals for help. It encou(...)

A Nepalese resident sits near buildings in Kathmandu that were  severely damaged by the earthquake which occurred on Saturday morning. Photograph: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images.

Up to 100 Irish citizens are now tought to be in the region of Nepal left devastated by an earthquake, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.An emerg(...)