Facilitating marriages of convenience was a business that “went through the roof”. Photograph: Getty Images/Fuse

A Mauritian man living in Dublin, accused of using bogus documentation to facilitate marriages of convenience for foreign nationals, was in a business(...)

Mark Montgomerie with his app myq.ie outside the Garda National Immigration Bureau in Dublin – the app helps people save time when queuing for public services. Below: computer code can make life a lot easier. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mark Montgomerie watched as scores of foreign nationals collected their tickets and sat down, settling in for an afternoon of hanging around the overc(...)

Queue for the Garda National Immigration Bureau. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

Meaures are being introduced this week to counter long queues outside the Garda National Immigration Bureau on Burgh Quay, according to the Department(...)

Approximately 100,000 applicants attend the Burgh Quay office every year, making it one of the busiest offices in the State. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

Nearly 500 foreign nationals gathered outside the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) on Burgh Quay in Dublin in the early hours of Friday mornin(...)

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(...)