The blaze broke out at the former Sisters of Mercy convent on Cork Road in Skibbereen around 4pm and units of Cork County Fire Service from Skibbereen, Schull and Bantry were sent to tackle the blaze. Photograph: Barry Roche

Firefighters in Co Cork were on Tuesday battling a blaze at a former convent in Skibbereen. The homes of a number of pensioners in a sheltered housi(...)

The Skellig Star Hotel in Cahersiveen which has been used as as emergency centre for asylum seekers. Photograph: Alan Landers

A senior public health official warned the Department of Justice in April that the controversial direct provision centre in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry, was(...)

Locals and residents of the former Skellig Star Hotel in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry, renew calls to close the centre. Photograph: Alan Landers

Dozens of asylum seekers staying in a former hotel in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry have begun a protest over “inhumane” living conditions, and are demanding (...)

The refugees, who were sent to the former Skellig Star Hotel in Caherciveen from different locations around the country, were initially welcomed by locals. Photograph: Google Maps

The Health Service Executive raised concerns with the Department of Justice regarding the transfer of more than 100 refugees to a new direct provision(...)

Travelodge, which has since hosted more international protection applicants, did not respond to a request for comment.

The Department of Justice last month transferred 70 asylum seekers across the country despite a recent confirmed case of Covid-19 at the Dublin hotel (...)

The four infected people at the Skellig Star Hotel in Co Kerry have been moved to a self-isolation facility in Cork. Image: Google maps

Business owners in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry, have been informed of an outbreak of Covid-19 among asylum seekers accommodated in a hotel in the town. The(...)

A welcoming committee is being set up in Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry for a group of over 100 asylum seekers, arriving later today, Wednesday, despite concerns and strong criticism about lack of consultation.  Image:  Google maps

A welcoming committee is being set up in Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry for a group of over 100 asylum seekers, arriving later today, Wednesday, despite conce(...)