Members of  Irish Navy vessel LÉ Niamh rescue refugees in the ongoing humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean.

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh is due into the Sicilian port of Messina this morning with the bodies of 14 migrants, along with 453 people res(...)

Lorries and cars queue on A16 motorway close to the Channel Tunnel terminal access in Calais, northern France. Photograph: Reuters

Passengers using the shuttle to cross the channel from France to England are facing hours of delays following a brief suspension of services due to mi(...)

A migrant mother tries to protect her child from the strong sun as they wait on the Greek side of the border to enter Macedonia near the city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

The European Union failed on Monday to agree on how to spread 40,000 asylum seekers in Greece and Italy among its members over the next two years, pos(...)

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh has rescued 98 migrants from a rubber craft in the Mediterranean on its first mission since taking up humanitarian rescue duty.

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh has rescued over 360 migrants from the Mediterranean in its first two missions since taking up station in the a(...)

Egyptian Muslims perform Eid-al-Fitr prayers in front of mosques in the old Islamic area of Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters.

Six supporters of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood were killed in clashes with police near the Giza pyramids in Cairo on Friday, security source(...)

Matthew VanDyke: busy sending US military veterans to train Iraqis on the other side of the fight

The last time Matthew VanDyke saw US journalist James Foley, they were running through war-torn Aleppo in Syria avoiding snipers. Foley became the mo(...)

Pierre Cousteau, director of Cousteau Foundation and son of Jacques Cousteau with Simon Coveney TD Minister for the Marine at the Harnessing our Ocean Wealth conference in Cork Harbour. Photograph: Darragh Kane

French explorer, film-maker and diver Jacques-Yves Cousteau once said that “if the sea dies, man dies”, and his youngest son concurs. However, moralis(...)

The LÉ ‘Niamh’ is sailing today to begin Mediterranean rescue duty. Photograph: Defence Forces/PA Wire

Naval Service vessel LÉ Niamh is due to sail from Cork harbour today for humanitarian search and rescue duty in the Mediterranean. The patrol ship, un(...)

Crew member on Irish Navy vessel LÉ Éithne carrying a woman during an operation as they rescue refugees in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces/PA Wire

Leading sick berth attendant Alan Cummins won’t forget the first rescue mission which the LÉ Éithne undertook in the Mediterranean in a hurry. “It was(...)

Mounted police officers patrol on the beach of Sousse after last Friday’s attack which killed 38 people. Photograph: Abdeljalil Bounhar

Tunisian authorities were yesterday hunting for further suspects in the Sousse hotel attack identified by officials as part of a group trained in a Li(...)