Taoiseach Enda Kenny presenting the European Movement Ireland European of the Year Award to Vice Admiral Mark Mellett. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The European of the Year award has been presented to the Defence Forces. The award, given by the European Movement Ireland, is in recognition of the D(...)

Flight delays: abandoned planes at Goma airport, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty

In Ireland the case merited only a short story in this newspaper. “Congo aircraft held in Dublin due to debt,” read the headline last weekend. But in (...)

Health professionals with Médecins Sans Frontières at a training session in Brussels prior to their depature for west Africa to deliver care to Ebola patients.  Photograph: MSF

On a freezing morning near an industrial site on the outskirts of Brussels, a group of 40 people are hugging Styrofoam cups of coffee and chatting as (...)

Liberians leading an awareness campaign about the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia. An epidemic is raging in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and has spread into Nigeria and Senegal. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

At least 2,630 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola virus in history, which has so far infected at least 5,357 people in West Africa, the W(...)

Geoffrey Holderi in the 1973 James Bond movie Live and Let Die, which brought some of the wilder cliches of voodoo to the moviegoing public

Ireland’s largest private collection of African tribal art was among the diverse lots in this week’s two-day Summer Fine & Decorative Art Sale (...)

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