Journalist Niamh Griffin meets legends of Sierra Leone

Niamh Griffin a well established Mail on Sunday journalist travelled to Sierra Leone in November 2018 with the support of the Simon Cumbers media fund from Irish Aid. She went on the trail of the collaboration between Global Schoolroom and the Sisters of Cluny.
You can read her engaging story about the dedication of Sr. Theresa McKeown and Sr Louis Marie O’Connor of the Sisters of Cluny and the expanding work of Global Schoolroom in Sierra Leone.

SLIP extends best New Year wishes

2019 happy new year fireworks

The Sierra Leone Ireland Partnership (SLIP) wishes all our members, supporters and friends a peaceful New Year guided by truth, justice and fairness for all people.

A new year brings new hopes new opportunities and new dreams

SLIP continues to use our experience, our deepening enthusiasm and our wide range of skills and insights to build even stronger bridges between SL and Ireland.

We hope that 2019  is a time of greater friendship, support and much needed assistance between both countries

Death of former SL Education Secretary Fr Norman Fitzgerald CSSp-

The death has occured of  Fr. Norman Fitzgerald who took up his first appointment in 1954 in Sierra Leone where he served for over 25 years. He taught in Christ the King College, Bo for 6 years and in 1960 was the Founder / Principal of St. Paul’s Secondary School in Pujehun.  After 8 years in Pujehun followed by a sabbatical, he moved to Freetown as Education Secretary, a post in which he remained until his return to Ireland in 1981. He was also heavily involved in youth chaplaincy and development work.

May he rest in Peace.

Further details can be obtained from Peter O’Mahony Press secretary for the Spiritans Kimmage Manor.


Would you like to comment on and discuss ‘Getting to Zero’?

Would you like to comment on and discuss ‘Getting to Zero’?

The Sierra Leone Ireland Partnership (SLIP) invites you to

a discussion and analysis  of

Getting to Zero

A Doctor and a Diplomat on the Ebola frontline

By Sinead Walsh and Oliver Johnson

On Friday 14th September  6.30p.m -8.00pm

 at The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1  DO1 T6V6

RSVP before 10th of September


It would greatly help in the organisation of the event if you can RSVP before the 10th Sept.  The discussion is open to all so you  are welcome to bring a friend!


Getting to Zero






‘Standing Room only’ successful book launch organised by SLIP, RCSI and GHF

Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Sinead Walsh and Oliver Johnson on their most inspiring book demonstrating how the best of human endeavour can persist to overcome overwhelming obstacles to save lives in ebola stricken Sierra Leone.  The book does not gloss over the struggle and the obstacles they met along the way, but highlights them in the hope that lessons will be learnt by international agencies and local politicians.

  Launch of ‘Getting to Zero’ a Doctor and a Diplomat on the Ebola Frontline – L to R Kai Maturi, Oliver Johnson, Sinead Walsh, Marian Finucane

SLIP greatly appreciates that Marian Finucane accepted the invitation to launch this important book. In her speech Marian honoured the work of the Sinead Walsh and Oliver Johnson and was most affirming of their selflessness and courage on the ebola frontline.  She emphasised the value of this good news story for everyone.