Fingal County Councillor Edmond Lukusa, Dr Frances McGinnity of the ESRI, Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald and Killian Forde of the Integration Centre at the publication of the Monitoring Report on Integration today. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she will move swiftly to create a single asylum application procedure so as to speed up the process a(...)

There is concern at data showing most people caring for young children have no childcare qualifications.  Photograph: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire.

Concern has been expressed following the publication of data showing most people caring for young children have no childcare qualifications.A report b(...)

Mohammad Abu Alkhouu and his mother, Rajae Moawi (holding camera), at last month’s citizenship ceremony in Convention Centre Dublin, in which Irish citizenship was conferred upon 2,700 people. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish attitudes to immigration have worsened since the recession, with almost 20 per cent of people saying they are against any immigrants from differ(...)