Children at St John the Evangelist National School in Adamstown, just south of Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost 80% of immigrant-origin children are educated in just a few schools. Is this paving the way to a polarised society?

Children at St John the Evangelist National School in Adamstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Some 23 per cent of schools cater for four out of five immigrant children

Irish Times Data examines Ireland’s association with the world’s most famous statuette

Glen Hansard who won the Best Song  Oscar in 2007 with Marketa Irglova for ‘Falling Slowly’ from the film ‘Once’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Irish involvement in Academy Awards stems from Dubliner who designed the statuette

The number of work permits issued to non-EEA workers grew by 42% last year

Judge Yvonne Murphy, who has been appointed chairperson of the  Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. The commission’s work is officially underway following the formal appointment of  three commissioners. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Investigation officially underway following formal appointment of three commissioners

The figures tell us that Ireland is taking steps to protect its most vulnerable – before State interventions, such as pensions and social welfare payments are factored in, more than half of Ireland’s population are deemed at-risk of poverty.Photograph: Thinkstock

Annual data round-up reveals most vulnerable bear brunt of high price levels

A graphic taken from the Measuring Ireland’s Progress 2013 report by the CSO.

Only Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Luxembourg dearer in 2013

Chief executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland Denise Charlton said direct provision was not an appreciated place for trafficking victims. Photograph: The Irish Times

Report urges shelving ‘unsuitable’ accommodation for vulnerable refugee group

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