Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar. Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

First-hand accounts from survivors tell of summary killings and abductions by Islamic State

The course will explore Irish history from 1912 to 1923 using original source materials provided to students online. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

Half of all participants on 6-week programme are based outside Ireland

Pete O’Sullivan: “I had been going out with a Canadian girl for a few years, but we broke up and a lot of my ties to the place were removed then. My job was going well, but I knew I wouldn’t be in the same role for the long haul.”

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Dublin Airport: Just 11,600 Irish people arrived home from abroad last year, a fall of 26 per cent on the previous 12 months, and half the 2009 figure.

Analysis: more needs to be done to encourage people not to leave this country

A total of 81,900 people of all nationalities left Ireland in the 12 months to April, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

Just one in five emigrants unemployed before leaving, new CSO figures show

The cartoon at the centre of the controversy  appeared in The West Australian newspaper earlier this week. Photograph: Irish People Living In Australia

Irish group files complaint with Independent Media Council in Australia

The comic appeared in The West Australian newspaper yesterday. Photograph: Irish People Living In Australia

Image in The West Australian depicts Irish nurses doing a jig with a leprechaun

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