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Mabella Market in Freetown, Sierra Leone: Many Sierra Leoneans put themselves at great risk – and often paid with their lives – to treat the sick, clean hospital wards, bury the dead and mobilise a public response. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In early 2015, as the Ebola epidemic that had killed almost 4,000 people in Sierra Leone was finally coming under control, Sinead Walsh, then Irish am(...)

Mick Tynan who served with the Defence Forces for 37 years and is now living in Brú Na bhFiann, a hostel for ex-service personnel. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Mick Tynan served 37 years in the Defence Forces. Aged 61 and retired from the Army, he didn’t expect to find himself homeless. But that is what life (...)

Niall Burgess, secretary general, at Iveagh House: “It is about putting the right people with the right skills into the right place at the right time.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Foreign Affairs must be “much more linguistically diverse” post-Brexit for the almost one-third increase in the number of diplomatic(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney this week announced plans for seven new Irish diplomatic missions overseas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Government plans to open seven new embassies and consulates around the world suggest a welcome and overdue willingness to invest in Ireland’s global r(...)

 Cypriot foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides  welcomes  Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nicosia, Cyprus, at the weekend. Photograph: Katia Christodoulou/EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Government has not softened its position on the Brexit talks by conceding that any deal on the so-called backstop to a(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Tánaiste Simon Coveney at the launch of the Global Ireland 2025 plan in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will open embassies in Ukraine, Morocco, the Philippines and Liberia in the coming years and consulates in Cardiff, Frankfurt and Los A(...)

Pictured in 1961, then US president John F Kennedy, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, and attorney general Robert F. Kennedy in the Oval Office. Photograph: AFP Photo/National Archives

Fifty years after his death, friends and family of the late Robert Kennedy will gather on Wednesday in Arlington Cemetery to mark his life and legacy.(...)

Boidu Sayeh: “I didn’t actually find Gaelic that hard to pick up really, thinking back – I had great coaches.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One night, early on in his time with the Westmeath football panel, Boidu Sayeh pulled up a chair in a circle of his new teammates. It was a team meeti(...)

An International Red Cross Committee staff member walks in front of a quarantine zone at the hospital of Wangata in Mbandaka on Tuesday. Photograph: Junior D Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in the Congolese city of Mbandaka, an aid group sai(...)

Health workers wear protective equipment as they prepare to attend to suspected Ebola patients at Bikoro Hospital - the epicenter of the latest Ebola outbreak in DRC. Photograph: Mark Naftalin/AFP/Getty Images

Congolese and UN officials were racing to prevent an Ebola outbreak from spreading in Congo on Thursday, working out the logistics of keeping newly ar(...)

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