Marwan, his wife, Rodina, and their three daughters, who are currently staying at the Direct Provision centre in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Marwan and family: arrived from Syria in April Growing up on the outskirts of Damascus, Ghazal* rarely paid attention to the different religio(...)

Phaw Shee and Say Law La Say : ‘We had three weeks to study about Ireland and learn the English language.” Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

The first day of school in Castlebar was a nerve-wracking experience for Say Law La Say. Her family had just arrived from Thailand where they had l(...)

The Arlington Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

The basement kitchen of the Arlington Hotel on Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2, was one of 12 food businesses in Ireland served with enforcement orders b(...)

A candidate in Friday’s Roscommon South-Leitrim by-election appeared before a District Court judge for non-payment of about €12,000 outstanding on a Credit Union debt. File photograph: Reuters

A candidate in Friday’s Roscommon South-Leitrim by-election, who is championing the plight of people in financial trouble, appeared before a District (...)

Marine Patrick (‘Bob) Gallagher from Ballyhaunis Co Mayo who won the Navy Cross for bravery, believed to be highest medal awarded an Irishman on US service in Vietnam, where he was killed in 1967

An online campaign is under way to have a US Navy destroyer named in 2017 after a young Mayoman who was killed in Vietnam in 1967. It would mar(...)

Members of Southall Shamrocks, a multi-racial GAA team from London, with their teachers outside the GPO in Dublin yesterday, where they took the 1916 tour. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In Dublin’s GPO yesterday evening it was a history lesson like few others for the group of London teenagers. “There wer(...)

“My daughter woke up this week and cried about how much she missed her friends at school in the Mercy in Galway,” said a former resident of Lisbrook House. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A cross-party group of Senators is lending its support to a nationwide “day of action” tomorrow to highlight the “inhumanity” of the direct pro(...)