Syrian refugees walk along the Istanbul-Edirne highway in an attempt to cross the Turkish-Greek border in Edirne, a city in the west of Turkey. Photograph: Cem Turkel/EPA

Aid agencies have criticised European ministers for failing to reach an agreement on a relocation scheme for refugees, calling on the EU to replace sm(...)

Minister Frances Fitzgerald:   the Department of Justice said the refugees would only be in the centres for a number of weeks. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The plan to accommodate 3,500 of the more than 4,000 expected refugees and asylum seekers in direct provision centres is “inhumane”, according to NG(...)

Refugees walk towards  a ferry at the port in Mytilini on September 9th, 2015 in Lesbos, Greece. Photograph:  Eric Thayer/Getty Images

Last Sunday, on a mountain road on the Greek island of Lesbos, we saw hundreds of people walking in the heat – groups of men, young couples, families (...)

 Motasem (left) from Syria and Edel McGinley of the Migrant Rights Centre  at the NGO Coalition meeting about the refugee crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Refugees and migrants accepted into Ireland as part of the European Union’s resettlement efforts risk ending up in direct provision centres, warned th(...)

The Irish patrol ship LÉ Niamh successfully rescued 317 men, 11 women and one child about 58km north of Tripoli in Libya on Saturday. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh arrived at the port of Pozzallo in Sicily at 8.15am on Sunday with 329 refugees and migrants on board after car(...)

   Frances Fitzgerald: made commitment to take ‘programme refugees’ in May. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A hotel in Co Kildare will be the first Irish home for more than 500 Syrian refugees as they begin arriving in Ireland, the Department of Justice has(...)

Electric Picnic festival-goers are being asked to consider donating tents, blankets, clothes and sleeping bags after the weekend’s celebrations as (...)

A mural at Dalymount Park, home of Bohemians FC.

Saturday September 5th, has been declared a Day of Action in solidarity with people seeking refuge in Europe. The Irish Refugee Council and Migrant R(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan visits ‘The Irish Times’ helpdesk in the paper’s offices on Tara Street in Dublin. Pictured with her are career guidance counsellors Brian Mooney, Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan says she will give “every assistance” to an asylum seeker who is trying to secure a place in college (...)

Students living in direct provision have been unable to accept places on college courses because of prohibitive fees.

The Government has been accused of abandoning young asylum seekers by not providing them with free third-level education similar to that offered to Ir(...)