There is some concern in the Coaltion that the improvements in direct provision system, as well as a recovering economy, could make Ireland a destination country for immigrants. Photograph: Getty Images

The Coalition is increasingly concerned about a spike in migrants coming to Ireland, with hundreds arriving via the United Kingdom in recent months(...)

 The Court of Criminal Appeal has quashed the conviction and ordered the retrial of a 33-year-old man who was jailed for life for murdering the man he suspected of having an affair with his wife. Mr Justice Frank Clarke said the court was not satisfied that the issue was “adequately remedied”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Court of Criminal Appeal has quashed the conviction and ordered the retrial of a 33-year-old man who was jailed for life for murdering the man he (...)

“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(...)