We need to ensure migrants have their human rights vindicated from day one.  Photograph: Thinkstock

Humans have made a dog’s dinner out of, well, being human and, in particular, upholding the rights of migrants. Nearly a million adults and ch(...)

COP21 family photograph of state and government leaders at the opening day of the conference at Le Bourget in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/AFP/Getty Images

A grimy, ramshackle exhibition park in a Paris banlieue felt like the headquarters of world government yesterday when President Francois Holla(...)

President Michael D Higgins: Since the 1980s, the redistributive state has lost support as ever more ground was conceded to an extreme individualism. Photograph: The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has said that there is “no clear evidence” that there is a “major popular demand” for equality or that there is widesprea(...)

The vast majority of Irish prisoners overseas will eventually be released, with many choosing to return home. .PA photo: Rebecca Naden.

The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO) was established 30 years ago by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference following concerns about the nu(...)

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins: was allegedly abused during a water protest at Cappagh Road in Finglas in Dublin on January 23rd. Photograph:  Collins

Three protesters accused of engaging in threatening and abusive language which was allegedly directed at President Michael D Higgins will fac(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. A spokesman for the Minister confirmed early signature of the legislation on rent was being sought by the President. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

President Michael D Higgins is to be asked to fast-track the new rent measures to avoid landlords increasing rent. The proposals, which in(...)

President Higgins is escorted by  Sean Rainbird, director of the National Gallery of Ireland, and the Italian ambassador, Giovanni Adorni Braccesi, to the reading. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was one of those events where you sensed a greater than usual interest in the announcement about the location of the emergency exits. A(...)

NCH chairman Gerry Kearney, Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys and NCH chief executive Simon Taylor with Martin Hayes (fiddle) and Dennis Cahill (guitar) at the launch of Imagining Home

Last week the National Concert Hall announced a series of seven concerts under the title Imagining Home. The venture, which will run through Easter(...)

Capt Deirdre Carbery of the Defence Forces says there is a direct correlation between gender, inequality and insecurity.

Transforming men’s attitudes and behaviours to help end violence against women and girls will be at the core of a conference on gender-based violence (...)

President Michael D Higgins next to UN Conference on Trade and Development Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi in Geneva. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has criticised the “arrogant assumption” that economic expansion can be perpetual and sustainable, and called instead for (...)