A migrant woman hugs her children, moments after arriving on a dinghy on the Greek island of Kos. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Seven out of 10 Irish people support State financial assistance for overseas humanitarian relief efforts, according to the latest data from Oxfam Irel(...)

One in eight students attending Ireland’s second-level schools last year was born overseas, figures for the 2014-2015 school year show. Almost 45,000 (...)

National spokeswoman for the Simon Communities, Niamh Randall, described the latest rental inflation as an “emergency. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Simon Community homelessness charity has warned that the State’s housing and homeless crisis is “out of control” and will continue to escalate unl(...)

 Mia Colleran and Shona Ni Aodhagain celebrate getting their Leaving Certificate results at Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Welfare officers at universities and colleges around the country are calling for a “long-term solution” to the lack of student housing options and rap(...)

Modar Naser from Syria, with his wife, Dima, and their children, Naser (15) and Kamar (17), at home in Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

  The Naser family: arrived from Syria, 2012 The Naser family were eating breakfast the first time they felt the ground shake from a n(...)

Denis O’Brien said: “I wish to state that I respect Dáil privilege as long as it is not exploited in a manner designed to damage the reputation of an individual, particularly one who is not before the House and entitled to Dáil privilege.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Businessman Denis O’Brien said on Saturday he respects Dáil privilege as long as it is not “exploited in a manner designed to damage the reputation of(...)

Fianna Fáil Cllr Damien Ryan described the Irish Pride factory closure as a “major blow” to the local economy of Ballinrobe.

Some 60 workers at the Irish Pride factory in Ballinrobe, Co Mayo - one of Ireland’s largest bakers - are set to lose their jobs after it was announce(...)

An Afghan migrant who wished to remain unidentified waiting to try to cross the border into Hungary from Serbia, early in July 2015. Walli Ullah Safi, who is now officially an asylum seeker in Ireland, was remanded in Cloverhill Prison after he was discovered on the side of a motorway here in July. File photograph: Mauricio Lima/New York Times

The 21-year-old Afghan man who was attacked and injured in Cloverhill Prison has been granted bail after appearing before Naas District Court on Thurs(...)

While Hiqa currently provides the inspection, registration and monitoring of the State’s residential care centres for children, Tulsa provides the same service within the non-statutory children’s centres. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Ombudsman for Children has expressed concern that children in residential care centres may not be receiving the required care due to “inconsistenc(...)

Paul Knox with pupils from the Casteheaney Educate Together school in Ongar. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Co Mayo school building offered by the Catholic Church as part of a divestment process requires “considerable redevelopment” and is not accessible t(...)