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 A Liberian Red Cross burial team retrieves the body of a suspected victim of Ebola in Banjor, on the outskirts of Monrovia. Photograph: EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

A person in Democratic Republic of Congo who died of a haemorrhagic fever has tested positive for the Ebola virus, signalling the start of a new outbr(...)

Mervyn Stewart at The Guinea Pig restaurant in Dalkey. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of Dalkey’s best known and longest established restaurants is for sale through agent CBRE at more than €850,000. Yet Mervyn Stewart, proprietor o(...)

Supporters of President Adama Barrow cheer the Senegalese soldiers on patrol in Banjul, Gambia, on Sunday. Photograph: Legan Koula/EPA

Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stealing millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and shipping out luxury vehicles by ca(...)

Sr Mary Dolores Sweeney runs St Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired in Makeni, Sierra Leone. This week she received a Presidential Distinguished Service Award from President Michael D Higgins.

When Sr Mary Dolores Sweeney, a member of the Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny, was asked if she wanted to leave Sierra Leone as the Ebola outbreak grip(...)

Aissa Sow: ‘I have more friends here now than I did in my country’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The day Aissa Sow moved into the direct provision centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare, she had just begun fasting for Ramadan. Exhausted by the move from (...)

A man carries bread as he walks past damaged buildings in Aleppo’s al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighborhood December 2, 2013. Photograph: Mahmoud Hebbo/Reuters.

One morning in mid-2014, before the summer sun had reached its peak, two elderly men in Aleppo, Syria, sat on plastic chairs, chatting quietly and dr(...)

The State has been ranked the 19th happiest country on the planet in a new report. File photograph: ThinkStock

The State has been ranked the 19th happiest country on the planet in a new report, which also found that Irish positivity has prevailed in the face of(...)

Esther Camara: “Today I can dream again.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Life in direct provision is a waiting game. Every single day you check the post for that brown envelope. Esther Camara from Guinea waited six years f(...)

Síofra O’Leary  Judge, European Court of Human Rights Síofra O’Leary is an Irish lawyer who was appointed a judge at the European Court of Hum(...)

‘So how did whoever do on whatever debate? I don’t know. And I’m not sure if it matters.’ Photograph: Maxwell/AFP/Getty Images

Last week, I was trying to sleep on a hard bed in the stifling heat somewhere in the middle of nowhere in west Africa, trying to figure out where my I(...)

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