Tánaiste Joan Burton:   “Broadly, we’re agreeable to taking part in the arrangements and to take numbers that are appropriate to our size, population and resources.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland should be ready to take its “fair share” of migrants as part of a European Union plan to relocate thousands of asylum seekers who have fled ac(...)

Migrants try to  board lorries bound for the United Kingdom in Calais this week. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Migration is always a matter of perspective. Or rather of two perspectives. When our own beautiful young people fall from a collapsing balcony in Berk(...)

Consensus between civil servants and campaign groups means there will be few areas of contention when the proposal is discussed by the Cabinet next week. Photograph: The Irish Times

New asylum seekers will have the right to work after nine months of seeking refugee status, a Government working group has recommended. The proposal i(...)

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(...)

On foot of an incorrect release of a man from custody Gsoc has  suggested some members of the force required training in basic administration.

A warrant issued by a judge ordering a criminal be remanded in custody was never executed by the Garda and subsequently went missing, leaving the man (...)

The Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD to give annual Michael Collins oration.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald will deliver the oration at Béal na Bláth this August to mark the death of Gen Michael Collins. Béal na Bláth(...)

When the Garda watchdog raised the issue with Garda Headquarters, recommending fingerprinting be used to confirm the identity of those arrested, it was ignored. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí in one of the busiest stations in the country have not been using any form of fingerprinting to confirm the identity of suspects they have arre(...)

‘There is rightly much pride in the life-saving work of the LÉ Eithne and its crew.’ Above, migrants wait to  disembark from the Irish Naval ship  LÉ Eithne at the Catania harbour,  on June 16th, 2015. Photograph: AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi

Footage of Irish naval personnel rescuing women, men and children in peril at sea has brought the crisis in the Mediterranean closer to home. There is(...)

Migrants camp at the seaside near the French border in Ventimiglia, Italy. Hundreds of migrants have headed to Ventimiglia over the past days, as French border police started systematically turning back people crossing over illegally. Photograph: Luca Zennaro/EPA

The EU failed to make concrete progress on measures to tackle the migration crisis in the Mediterranean on Tuesday amid mounting indications that Ital(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald told participants at the National Women’s Council’s Feminist Futures conference: “I am here as the Minister for Justice and I’m here as a feminist.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald urged people to “throw out the stereotype” that women do not help each other as she addressed participants at (...)