Irish Naval Service operations in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

The former naval vessel, the LÉ Aoife, left Cork Harbour on Saturday morning for Malta, where it will take part in humanitarian search and rescue oper(...)

Dr Cyril Daly:  wrote an open letter to the then archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, describing Catholic education as “offensive” to Christ’s teaching and “corrupt . . . in its infliction of violence”.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Dublin doctor Cyril Daly died in August at the age of 82. He was buried in St Fintan’s Cemetery in Sutton, but his true memorial occurred this week in(...)

A security check at  the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey: world leaders will  discuss the war in Syria. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

  The refugee crisis is expected to dominate the G20 summit which opens in Turkey tomorrow as leaders of the world’s largest economies gat(...)

The   summit on migration in Valletta, Malta: With more than 2.2 million Syrian refugees currently residing in Turkey, the country is widely seen as playing a key role in Europe’s response to the crisis. Photograph: Tiberio Barchielli/EPA

Ireland will be requested to offer €28.5 million in emergency funds for Turkey to help deal with the refugee crisis as part of a €3 billion European U(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald with Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi prior to the start of the second day of the Valletta migration summit in Malta. Photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

Ireland is ready to begin accepting its allocation of refugees under the EU’s relocation plan by the end of this year, but challenges still remain in (...)

Migrants  enter a registration camp after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija on Wednesday. Photograph: Robert AtanasovskiAFP/Getty Images

The refugee crisis unfolding across Europe has been a story of individuals, one in which the image of a drowned boy or the face of a desolate mother t(...)

State leaders at the Valletta Summit on Migration 2015 line up for a group photo in Valletta, Malta, November 11st, 2015. Photograph: Lino Arrigo Azzopardi/EPA

Leaders of the European Union met African counterparts on Malta on Wednesday, hoping pledges of cash and other aid can slow the numbers of migrants(...)

Slovenian soldiers building a razor wire fence on the Slovenian-Croatian border in Gibina, northeastern Slovenia, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jure Makovec/AFP/Getty Images

Croatia sharply criticised Slovenia for unfurling razor wire along stretches of their border on Wednesday, as Europe continued to struggle to find a c(...)

Migrants arrive on the Greek Lesbos island after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on November 10th, 2015. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Some 14 people have died and a further 27 were rescued by Turkish authorities after their boat sank on its way to the Greek island of Lesbos, Dogan(...)

The president of the European Council Donald Tusk speaks to delegates during a welcome meeting   ahead of the Valletta Summit on migration. Photograph:  Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

More than 50 representatives from European and African countries gather in Valletta, Malta, today for a two-day summit on the refugee crisis. It mar(...)