“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(...)

The decision last Tuesday by Amnesty International’s biennial conference in Dublin to support the decriminalisation of the sex trade, including prosti(...)

Policy will also call on states to ensure that sex workers enjoy full and equal legal protection from exploitation. Photograph: Getty Images

Amnesty International has taken the controversial step of voting for the decriminalisation of sex work and prostitution, as well as for the decriminal(...)

Victims of human trafficking should be compensated from a special fund, the Immigrant Council of Ireland has said. Photograph: Thinkstock

Victims of human trafficking should have access to a special compensation fund or be directly compensated from funds held by the Criminal Assets Burea(...)

The delay means the process of bringing in new laws covering many areas will not come into effect as early as hoped. Photograph: Getty Images

A delay in publishing the Bill to criminalise buying sexual services is “disappointing” and “regrettable” said rights groups. It had been anticipated (...)

An  Immigrant Council of Ireland anti-racism campaign. Photograph: Immigrant Council of Ireland website

Discrimination, stereotyping and assaults were among the issues reported by a panel of young migrant men interviewed about their experiences in Irelan(...)