The LÉ Eithne  in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

The number of refugees Irish Naval Service vessels rescued in humanitarian operations fell from 7,029 in 2016 to 1,888 last year, after a change in po(...)

Health workers surround an Ebola patient who escaped from quarantine from Monrovia’s Elwa hospital, in the centre of Paynesville. The patient was walking through a local market in search of food. Photograph: Reuters TV/Reuters

The United Nations and the medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) each issued urgent appeals yesterday for international(...)