British home secretary Theresa May, Tunisian interior minister Mohamed Najem Gharsalli, German interior minister Thomas de Maizière and French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve give a press conference in the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

The interior ministers of Britain, France, Germany and Tunisia gathered to lay flowers in memory of 38 foreign tourists who were slaughtered last Frid(...)

Migrants continue to try and board lorries bound for Britain in Calais. More than 3,000 people, predominantly from Africa and the Middle East, are estimated to be living rough around Calais, waiting to cross into the UK. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Britain is deploying high-security fencing used during the Olympic Games and last year’s Nato summit in Wales to the Channel tunnel port in France to (...)

A migrant sits under the trailer of a lorry as he attempts to cross the English Channel in Calais, northern France on Wednesday. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP. 1:34

Services through the Channel Tunnel were returning to normal on Wednesday after a day of disruption caused by striking French ferry workers. The tunne(...)

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(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: frustration felt towards him – even in EU capitals such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Berlin, where sympathies should be strongest – is deep. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Sitting on a gaily-coloured TV studio couch yesterday morning, British prime minister David Cameron had come to talk about bread-and-butter issues for(...)

The Kincora Boys Home in Belfast. Photograph: Pacemaker

The British security service shielded and blackmailed child sex abusers involved in a paedophile ring at a notorious Belfast care home, the High Court(...)

 A Romanian man is interviewed by Immigration Enforcement officers after a raid on a residential property looking for illegal immigrants in Southall, England. Photograph: Laura Lean/Getty Images

Theresa May turned up on Radio 4’s flagship Today programme at 8.10am on Thursday to talk tough about cracking down on illegal workers in Britain and (...)

The possible implications for the Belfast Agreement of a Tory move to repeal the Human Rights Act have set off alarms in Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

The prospect of the UK repealing its Human Rights Act hasn’t come out of the blue. It’s a pledge that appeared not once but three times in the Conserv(...)

Two of nine sub-Saharan migrants who were rescued while trying to reach Tarifa’s coast in Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain, this week. Many migrants are encouraged to undertake the sea crossing by traffickers, who charge extortionate sums. Photograph: EPA

Ireland is to resettle 300 refugees as part of a European Union resettlement programme announced yesterday but has yet to decide on whether to partici(...)

Under EU law, Ireland and Britain have an automatic opt-out on most EU justice and home affairs legislation, which covers migration and asylum issues, but in practice it opts in to many of these measures. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.

Ireland is to take 272 migrants per 20,000 under a mandatory resettlement programme for migrants proposed by the European Commission today. However, t(...)