Life jackets, deflated dinghies and life tubes are left behind by refugees and migrants  on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, on Friday. REUTERS/Dimitris Michalakis

The appalling humanitarian crisis unfolding across Europe has left the European Union struggling to respond to the biggest mass movement of refugees i(...)

 Migrants on the railway tracks near Tatabanya, 57km west of Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: Balazs Mohai/EPA/

The UN has criticised the European Union’s response to the migration crisis, urging the bloc to accept up to 200,000 extra refugees amid continuing di(...)

Migrants and refugees cross the border between Greece and Macedonia near the town of Gevgelija on Friday. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton have both said that Ireland may take thousands more refugees in the coming years in response to the Euro(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he was “concerned” ahead of the latest round of Stormont discussions. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he expects the fresh round of Stormont talks called for next week to be concluded “within four (...)

Migrants wait to cross the Greek-Macedonia border near the village of Idomeni, in northern Greece. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Ireland must prepare to receive more than double the number of migrants and refugees originally stated by European ministers, according to President M(...)

A migrant holds a sign in front of Keleti railway station in Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the number of asylum-seekers to be received by Ireland could surpass the figure of 1,800 suggested by Minister for Justi(...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

A defiant Hungarian prime minister arrived in Brussels yesterday for meetings with the EU’s three top officials. Subject: the migration crisis that ha(...)

Migrants protest outside the Keleti railway station in Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: Reuters

The European Commission is expected to unveil a new proposal next week to relocate an extra 120,000 refugees across the European Union, amid mounting (...)

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (L) and European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels today. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

The European Union (EU) should accept at least 100,000 refugees, the head of the European Council has said, Speaking in Brussels at a joint press con(...)

EU agriculture commissioner  Phil Hogan may be facing one of his toughest challenges yet in the role. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/ EPA

It’s almost a year since former minister for the environment Phil Hogan faced MEPs at a European Parliament hearing held to approve his appointment as(...)