Peter Sutherland: the disgraceful situation in the refugee camp in Calais reflected European disarray on migration and refugees. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The United Nations Representative for International Migration, Peter Sutherland, has warned that the common humanity of Europeans could be sacrificed (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan  has said the recently agreed Sustainable Development Goals, negotiations for which were co-chaired by Ireland’s permanent representative to the UN, were a “tangible manifestation” of the UN’s capacity to deliver “positive outcomes”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The UN must use its 70th anniversary to appraise the international community’s failures to prevent war, genocide, forced displacement and deprivation,(...)

Aylan Kurdi, one of the two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother, is buried at home in Kobani on September 4th. Seeing scenes like that, Cork woman Mary wishes the Naval Service could magic these poor refugees to Cobh: ‘I would be down there, happy to take two or three people for a few months.’ Photograph: Herdem Dogrul/Reuters

Janette in Tipperary has a couple of spare rooms. Helen in Donegal has two mobile homes and a polytunnel. Mary in Cork has spare beds and would also r(...)

Aylan Kurdi and his older brother, Galib who died as their family tried to reach Europe 2:30

Turkish police have detained four Syrians suspected of involvement in organising the passage of a boat which capsized, drowning 12 people including a (...)

Catherine Day: former secretary general of the European Commission is succeeded by Alexander Italianer. Photograph: Alan Betson

The incoming secretary general of the European Commission assumed his new role on Tuesday, marking the end of the 10-year tenure of Irish official C(...)

Gerard and Denis McCarthy and John O’Connell of West Cork Distillers. John says their individualistic approach towards working with partners has helped them in the US market. Photograph: Neil Danton

West Cork Distillers, which is based in the fishing village of Union Hall, was set up by former food scientist John O’Connell and cousins Gerard an(...)

Peter Sutherland: There was no room for ambiguity, or indifference among Christians to the phenomenon of migration. Photograph: The Irish Times

The overall response in Europe to the present migrant crisis has been “less than satisfactory”, UN special envoy on migration Peter Sutherland has sai(...)

 Cardinal Timothy Dolan with the papal nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, and Bishop of Meath Michael Smith. Photograph:  John Mc Elroy

The Catholic Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, performed the official opening of this year’s national novena at Knock, in Co Mayo, yeste(...)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York: ‘It will be an honour for me to travel to the west of Ireland and open Ireland’s National Public Novena on August 14th, with Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, in Knock.’  Photograph:  Mike Segar/Reuters

The first transatlantic pilgrimage flight to Knock shrine will touch down in Co Mayo tomorrow. The inaugural Aer Lingus flight from JFK to Ireland We(...)

 Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, addresses  Catholics at St Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, in   February  2013.  File photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

About 200 people are expected to accompany Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, on the first chartered pilgrimage from that archdiocese to (...)