A group of undocumented parents and children outside the Dáil to mark International Migrants Day. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons. 2:11

Allan Defiesta’s sixth Christmas in Ireland will be a quiet one, a far cry from the extravaganza of holiday celebration in his native Philippines. (...)

Migrants arriving at Porto Empedocle in Sicily after being rescued approx 40km off the Libyian coast by a Dutch freighter the Dinteldijk. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Governments must focus on saving lives rather than keeping foreigners out at a time when more people than ever are embarking on risky sea crossings in(...)

Yemeni anti-terrorism activists hold a banner reading in Arabic: ‘No to armed militias, No to terrorism, No to Violence’ during a rally against the control by Shiite Houthi fighters of the country’s main cities. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/Epa

The number of lives lost to terrorist attacks increased by 61 per cent in a single year, according to the second edition of the Global Terrorism Index(...)

Virgin America president David Cush in the New York Stock Exchange yesterday before the company’s shares’ first day of trading. Photograph: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

European stocks were little changed as slides in healthcare and commodity stocks offset gains in media companies.Eurostat, the EU’s official number c(...)

Over 2,500 facebook users clicked ‘like’ on a post featuring junior minister Simon Harris. The party blamed ‘spamming’ for the surge in ‘Like’ clicks after the post-Budget Q&A.

Fine Gael has said its official Facebook account was “spammed” after a post-budget Q&A with junior minister Simon Harris attracted over 2,500 ‘lik(...)

 St Kilda, a beachside area in  Melbourne, Australia, which, for the fourth year in a row remains the most liveable location of  140 cities surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit.  Photograph:  Tourism Victoria

Dublin may struggle to make it into the top 50 most liveable cities on the planet, but it is apparently still a more desirable place to call home th(...)

It may be one of the most sought after places to live judging by property prices but in terms of liveability Dublin comes way down the list.According (...)

Locals and relatives gather at a beach after a ferry carrying at least 250 passengers capsized on the Padma River in Lauhajang, Bangladesh. Some 116 people are feared missing. Photograph: EPA.

Rescuers are struggling to locate a sunken ferry that was carrying hundreds of passengers when it capsized in a Bangladesh river.After the MV Pinak sa(...)

Homebound passengers on a ferry ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival, in Sadarghat, Dhaka in Bangladesh on July 27th. Millions of city dwellers travel to their villages to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

A ferry with about 200 passengers aboard capsized today in the river Padma southwest of Dhaka and rescue teams took about half of them to safety, the(...)

A general view of the stadium during fireworks in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina Photograph: Getty Images

The World Cup may be just over but the focus is already turning to Qatar 2022. The plight of workers preparing for the World Cup in Qatar is set to fe(...)