Some 8,592 migrants were rescued last year by the LÉ Eithne, LÉ Niamh and LÉ Samuel Beckett. Photograph: David Jones/Irish Defence Forces/PA Wire

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Róisín is to set sail on Sunday on humanitarian rescue duty in the Mediterranean. The ship under the command of Lieu(...)

A migrant child stands at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

Irregular migrants arriving in Greece from this Sunday face being returned to Turkey under a new refugee deal agreed by the European Union and Turkey.(...)

Afghan migrants receive food from volunteers in a square outside Victoria metro station in central Athens.  Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

Eight of the nine refugees discovered in a lorry in Co Wexford on Saturday have sought asylum in Ireland and are being processed by Garda immigration (...)

The study on Islamophobia in Dublin shows evidence of racism by teachers towards their pupils, of institutional racism within An Garda Síochána and it criticises the media portrayal of Islam. Photograph: David Sleator

Ireland’s education system is effectively segregationist because of its “hugely problematic” enrolment policy, a report to be presented at a conferenc(...)

An Post series of science stamps, created by Detail Design Studio: a winner of an ICAD gold bell award last year.

The Institute for Creative Advertising and Design, better known as ICAD, has made a call for entries for its 2016 awards, which close to entries on Fe(...)

“It is of real importance to young students who have given five years of study that their papers would be examined dispassionately, accurately and professionally.’’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O’Sullivan has said teachers marking second-level examination papers should have more training. “It is currently only two d(...)

The decision to enable logging of hate and race crimes brings Garda into line with the PSNI and other European police forces, said Immigrant Council of Ireland chief executive Brian Killoran. Photograph: Frank Miller

A Garda decision to update its Pulse computer system to allow for specific recording of crimes of hate and racism has been described as “a major step(...)

Migrants and refugees in Serbia walk towards coaches that will take them onwards to Croatia. The Immigrant Council of Ireland has criticised Ireland’s response to the crisis. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

People’s lives are being put in danger by the failure of Ireland to introduce measures to protect the vulnerable caught up in the migrant crisis, the (...)

Gardaí have released a man they were questioning about alleged human trafficking in Co Donegal.

Gardaí have released a man they were questioning about alleged human trafficking in Co Donegal. The man, in his 40s, was released from custody at Let(...)

Brendan O’Neill, an Irish Research Council-funded PhD scholar at work on an early-medieval roundhouse. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What is the connection between smart beehives and monastic Ireland? Or the connection between bronze-age metalwork and ultrafast magnetism? Or betw(...)