People queuing up as they wait for the Garda National Immigration Bureau to open on Burgh Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It begins shortly after 4am. Dressed in winter hats and wrapped in blankets, the first applicants arrive at the front door of the Irish Naturalisation(...)

Ms Y was arrested in Liverpool five weeks before her baby was born by Caesarean section. She was held by Merseyside police for more than 11 hours.

The scope of the HSE report on the case of Ms Y has been expanded to include the circumstances of a journey to Liverpool she made five weeks before h(...)

In Lagos: Noruwa Oziegbe and her six-year-old triplets, Joshua, Miracle and David, who were born at Waterford Regional Hospital. Photograph: Akinola Ariyo

In a rundown one-bedroom home in Lagos, Nigeria’s biggest city, Funmi Ojomu sifts through remnants of another time and place, papers that unfold an ab(...)