Hungarian policemen detain a Syrian migrant family after they entered Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, on Friday.  Photograph: Reuters 1:17

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has said he is “horrified and heartbroken” by the latest migrant deaths in Austria and at sea. In a rare statement is(...)

Migrants cross a wire fence at the border between Hungary and Serbia near Roszke, 180km southeast from Budapest. Photograph: Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP

Hungary is sending police reinforcements and may deploy troops to its frontier with Serbia, where tear gas was fired on Wednesday as record numbers of(...)

A little girl cries as she tries to take shelter from the rain on Greece’s border with Macedonia, as she waits with her family to enter Gevgelija on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Thousands of rain-soaked migrants stormed across Macedonia’s border on Saturday as police lobbed stun grenades and beat them with batons, struggling (...)

A migrant washes as the passenger ship Eleftherios Venizelos leaves the port on the Greek island of Kos on Wednesday. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

A passenger ship housing Syrian refugees set sail from the Greek island of Kos on Wednesday, heading for the mainland as authorities struggle to cope(...)

A migrant jumps off a small dinghy after arriving to the shores of the Greek island of Kos from Turkey on Tuesday: a government spokeswoman said Greece does not the financial resources to deal with its migrant crisis. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Greece appealed to its European Union partners on Tuesday to come up with a comprehensive strategy to deal with a growing migrant crisis as new data s(...)

Mature student: Fatema Sadeqi (23) took Leaving Cert exams in physics and chemistry as part of the Vocational Training and Opportunity Scheme. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

While the Leaving Cert is a given for many young students, many others take the road less travelled to their exams. Fatema Sadeqi (23) and Seán O’Co(...)

A migrant crawls under a fence as he attempts to access the Channel Tunnel in Calais, northern France, at the weekend. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP 10:11

If Khamis Adam had been born in Ireland or England, he would probably be running his own accountancy business - or in politics, in television or on th(...)

Greek construction workers prepare temporary housing on the outskirts of Athens to shelter migrants now living in a city park. Photograph:  Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has asked Europe to help in handling tens of thousands of refugees coming from Syria, Afghanistan and other war zo(...)

 President Michael D Higgins. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:44

President Michael D Higgins has described the EU’s response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean as “grossly inadequate” and “shameful”. Mr H(...)

Migrants walk in the direction of the Eurotunnel terminal  near Calais, northern France. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images 10:11

When several thousand Irish construction workers were involved in building the Channel Tunnel more than 25 years ago, tabloid newspapers reported o(...)