The HSE has confirmed that laboratory test samples for a man who had recently returned from Africa has proved negative for the Ebola virus.


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A man displays his tattoo at the Hong Kong Tattoo Convention on August 22, 2014. in Hong Kong. The 2nd International Hong Kong Tattoo Convention 2014 features tattoo artists from around the world. (Photo Getty Images)



It’s awful that a tragedy must vie with a pageant for an audience

There was something surreal about being immersed in a TV discussion on the botched nature of our abortion law, while on another channel the nation indulged in it’s annual "lovely girl" fest, celebrating all that is wonderful, innocent and global-peace loving about young Irish women.



Two new cases of Ebola in Nigeria

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and are outside the group of medics who treated a man who arrived in the country sick and later died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

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