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The woman sought asylum due to  fears of persecution, as the widow of a leader of an anti-government militia, if she returned to Nigeria. Photograph: Getty Images

A woman who claimed her husband was shot dead by pro-government supporters in Nigeria some years ago has won her appeal over being refused refugee sta(...)

 Jadesola Agbalade arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court   where she has pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly distributing child pornography in July, 2016. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A mother-of-three who forwarded a child pornography clip which showed a child being raped will have her sentencing finalised later this month. Jadeso(...)

Philip Taylor, son of former African warlord Charles Taylor:  considers himself to be clan chief, charged with clearing the family name. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Philip Taylor is losing patience with the chickens. They peck at his feet, flapping their wings and clucking furiously. “I’m gonna freakin’ . . .” he (...)

 Oyindamola Ojo (37), of Brega Hamlet Lane, Balbriggan, Dublin, pictured leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court where she received a three year suspended sentence.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

A mother-of-six has received a three year suspended sentence for her role in a complex money laundering operation involving her home country of Nigeri(...)

Ireland’s win against Wales, courtesy of James McClean’s winning goal, brings the national team closer to a place at the World Cup – and reminds us that international soccer has a way of subverting the rules of global power. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With Ireland’s win against Wales, Martin O’Neill’s team is within two matches of a spot at the World Cup – another reminder that international soccer (...)

A 1 7-year-old  girl was trafficked into Ireland after her brother had sold her for €300 in order for her to be married to an older man.

Gardaí interviewed 47 Latvian women who had been trafficked to Ireland solely to enter into a sham marriage with a non-EU citizen, a new report has re(...)

Displaced people wait for rations in Bria, Central African Republic. About half the country’s 4.6 million citizens are undernourished. Photograph: Cassandra Vinograd/Washington Post/Getty Images

The number of hungry people in the world “remains unacceptably high” with millions still experiencing chronic hunger and many places suffering from ac(...)

 Jason Sheehy, finance director, John Molloy, chief executive and Paul Van Den Bergh, sales director from iKydz. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The idea for the iKydz controller was formed after John Molloy, an IT professional who spends much of his working time on the road, grew concerned tha(...)

A protest outside the Department of Justice against the direct provision system: “Don’t tell me that direct provision and being the only EU country apart from Lithuania that bans asylum seekers from working is the only solution the Irish can come up with to control the immigration of persecuted people from poor countries.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

My husband and I, with our four children, have been living as Nigerian asylum seekers in direct provision for three years and nine months. The fanatic(...)

Migrants at a detention centre in Zawiyah, Libya, in 2015: there are claims Rome has been paying off Libyan warlords and militias linked to people-traffickers. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/New York Times

Italian officials have reported sharp falls in the numbers of migrants and refugees travelling to their shores from Libya across the central Mediterra(...)

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