World Health Organisation assistant director general Marie Paule Kieny at a news conference on Ebola vaccines in Geneva yesterday.Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

The World Health Organisation (WHO) set out plans yesterday for speeding up development and deployment of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundred(...)

Members of the Mara 18 gang show their tattoos in the National Penitentiary in Tamara, near the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. Photograph: Elmer  Martinez/AFP/Getty Images

It’s hard to overestimate the level of violence and instability in Honduras. Years of gang violence and drug wars have earned this Central American(...)

Environmental activists dressed up as corporate lobbyists protest at the European summit in Brussels where government leaders are meeting for negotiations on climate targets. Photograph: EPA

Ireland should only accept an EU greenhouse gas emissions target that allows the country to offset agricultural emissions through afforestation, inter(...)

‘Pope Francis has made the environment a core aspect of his papacy. In the homily of his inauguration Mass, he explained that “protecting all creation [and] respecting the environment in which we live” is the responsibility of everyone.’ Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Our planet is a beautiful and fruitful place. The land, seas and sky work in harmony to provide us with everything we need to maintain life. We depend(...)

New list, published by chief whip Paul Kehoe, includes several major statutory measures, including a ground-breaking gender recognition Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Seven years after first being proposed at government level, a climate change Bill moved a large step closer to becoming reality yesterday when it was(...)

Robyn Dann-Cooney, Oni McNamara, Aoife Harrison and Aileen Palmer with their cake at the birthday party to launch the 18th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children in Ard Bia at Nimmos at Galway’s Spanish Arch yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

  Ireland’s international commitment to the importance of culture and creativity for the very young is a theme of this year’s Baboró Inter(...)

Rory Sutherland: “It would be better if we were like GPs. We’d say where we think the likely problem is and then suggest a likely solution”

The ADFX Awards which take place tonight in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre are all about effectiveness – it’s the FX part of the name – gongs aren’t (...)

Peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy arriving at Mill Street Garda station in Galway on July 9th to begin serving her prison sentence. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

An elderly artist and anti-war activist, who was released early from prison this morning, after serving part of a second prison sentence over her oppo(...)

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Artist and activist Margaretta D’Arcy (80), who is serving a second prison sentence over her opposition to US military use of Shannon Airport, is exp(...)

Victoria Osei and her daughters Perfect and Ama Osei at Cork city’s celebration of Africa Day. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Hundreds of young families, many of them African, celebrated in the grounds of Farmleigh House in Dublin’s Phoenix Park today. Despite intermittent h(...)