US president Donald Trump speaks to members of the media at  the White House in Washington, DC.  File photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

It’s almost a year since the world felt a little colder, a little less caring and a little less recognisable. For some the election of Donald Trump as(...)

Asylum seekers at the Mosney direct provision centre. Photograph: Alan Betson

Asylum seekers who spend more than nine months in the direct provision system without having their case decided on are to be given the right to work, (...)

Tina Kisyombe, who came to Ireland from Malawi in 2015 and lives with her mother in direct provision.

On Wednesday morning Amani Balemba joined his school friends from CBS Westland Row secondary school in Dublin to collect his Leaving Cert results. Unl(...)

Syrian refugees hold banners during during a demonstration against delays in reunifications of refugee families from Greece to Germany, in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Four hundred and forty asylum-seekers are due to arrive in Ireland in the coming weeks following their assessment and clearance for travel in Greece. (...)

 Ellie Kisyombe, from Dublin, at a  United Against Racism  rally and march calling for the end to the inhumane direct provision system for asylum seekers, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

People in the asylum process should have the right to work after six months in the country, the Irish Refugee Council has said. In a policy paper, Th(...)

‘The children come by foot, for many miles, on rocky, stony and often mucky surfaces with older children taking responsibility for younger ones, who give piggy-backs for speed or to cross the river.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Like so many others in Ireland of my vintage, I have became totally disillusioned with the Irish economy. I was almost at the stage of giving up ever (...)

The Guardian hailed Leo Varadkar’s appointment as evidence of “a new, progressive Ireland”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If you only ever read the international headlines about this small, damp island of ours, you might be lulled into congratulating yourself for living i(...)

Palestinian children play outside their house at Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Governments have been urged to allow the voices of children forced to leave their home countries and seek asylum abroad to play “a central role in inf(...)

The Irish Refugee and Migration Coalition, an umbrella body for asylum and migration organisations, has called on the Government to reunite refugee families. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Less than a third of the 4,000 refugees the Government promised to accept by the end of the 2017 have been resettled here, according to the most rece(...)

Allowance for those in direct provision to increase by €6 a week for children and by €2.50 for adults. Photograph: Alan Betson

An increase in the direct provision allowance to €21.60 a week for adults and children is “offensively minuscule” and shows “no understanding whatsoev(...)

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