A crew member of the Irish Navy vessel LE Niamh holds a baby who was rescued last month. Photograph: Carmelo Imbesi/AP Photo

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh is engaging in the rescue of more than 100 refugees and migrants aboard a number of boats north of Libya after (...)

Refugees cheer as they cross the border arriving from Hungary to Austria. Photograph: Roland Schlager/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said her country will not stop anyone from seeking asylum, as thousands of migrants desperate to leave Hungary make their(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Time for “constructive ambiguity” in relation to issues such as the existence of the IRA were long past. Photograph: The Irish Times

Democratic politicians must dissociate themselves fully from paramilitary organisations, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny said in Cambridge on Friday night. M(...)

In preliminary findings last year, European antitrust authorities said Apple’s tax arrangements were improperly designed to give the iPhone maker a financial boost in exchange for jobs . Photograph:  Peter Kneffel/AP

Ireland will probably face censure from European authorities within months in relation to its tax dealings with Apple, according to sources. A f(...)

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(...)

Migrants cross the fence to leave a migrant reception centre in Roszke, Hungary, on Friday. Photograph: Reuters.

Hundreds of migrants broke out of a Hungarian border camp and escaped from a stranded train on Friday as authorities appeared to lose control, despit(...)

Police seek to detain a woman and child after a train from Budapest heading to the Austrian border was stopped in Bicske, west of the Hungarian capital, on September 3rd, 2015. Photograph: Istvan Bielik/AFP/Getty Images

The number of people seeking asylum in Europe accelerated sharply in the first six months of this year. Figures compiled by Eurostat show a total of (...)