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Irish missionary nun awarded honorary fellowship

The award was made to Sr Hilary, a member of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary, for her contribution to health services in Sierra Leone over 42 years.


World Health Organisation slow to respond to Ebola

“People at WHO were aware that there was an Ebola outbreak that was getting out of control by spring…and yet, it took until August to declare a public health emergency.”


Tributes paid to Irish missionary killed in Liberia

24-year-old Director of the Liberia Mission of the Franciscan Works charity arrived in West African country in February 2013.


Ambassador pays tribute to missionaries’ legacy

“In Nigeria, everybody knows Ireland. This is, in no small way, due to the sacrifice and dedication of our missionaries.”


Award for priest who serves death row inmates

Fr Pat Murphy, a member St Patrick's Missionary Society in Kilteegan, is to be honoured for his ministry with inmates at Kirikiri maximum security prison in Lagos.


Heroism & heartache for Irish doctors fighting Ebola

"We have left our families who we won’t see again until after Christmas. Some of us have made a will for the first time..." writes young Irish doctor.


Irish Sierra Leonians concerned for relatives

The illness is having a huge impact on Sierra Leonian culture - SLIP.


Irish nun concerned about Sierra Leone Ebola crisis

Missionary 'grounded' in Ireland while Ebola rages in West Africa fundraises to help those she ministers to.


More aid required as Ebola crisis deepens

City of Liberia put under quarantine resulting in 75,000 people being sealed into a densely-packed slum.

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