Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley in the High Court ruled that the mechanism in Ireland to determine if a suspect was a victim of trafficking was inadequate to meet obligations under an EU directive.

A High Court judge has said Ireland has failed to adequately comply with its obligations under EU law towards victims of human trafficking. An EU dir(...)

Ms Y, the asylum seeker who  unsuccessfully sought an abortion after arriving in Ireland, is planning legal action against a number of bodies, including the Heath Service Executive. Photograph: Getty Images

Ms Y, the asylum seeker who last summer unsuccessfully sought an abortion after arriving in Ireland pregnant as a result of alleged rape, is planning (...)

“Hawo” recalls that when she was being taken to the plane, she had “a few belongings, my wheelchair and €60 that my husband had given me”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The loud knocking on the door came at about 11pm. The young Somali woman was in her pyjamas and lying on a mattress on the floor. She had spent man(...)

Mohamed Sleyum Ali after an alleged attack when he arrived  in Tanzania Mohamed Sleyum Ali after an alleged attack when he arrived in Tanzania

Mohamed Sleyum Ali must have known his luck was running out when the car in which he was travelling was stopped by gardaí in Dublin.Although he was no(...)

People queue on Poolbeg Street waiting for the Garda National Immigration Bureau to open on Burgh Quay. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Foreigners applying for re-entry visas will be able to make online booking appointments in the new year under reforms being introduced by the Departm(...)

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(...)