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Ronela Hajati from Albania with the song ‘Sekret’ performs during the first semifinal of the 66th Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. Photograph: EPA/Alessandro di Marco

In your household do you stand and salute when you hear the Eurovision anthem? You should. The Eurovision is a miraculous thing. This week, 180 millio(...)

 British home secretary Priti Patel with Rwandan foreign minister Vincent Biruta after signing the deal in Kigali on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

Boris Johnson has announced plans to transport to Rwanda “tens of thousands” of migrants seeking asylum in the UK, in an attempt to deter small boats (...)

Work by the Refugee Trauma Initiative: pop-up creative spaces at waiting points when refugees are on the move can provide comfort and temporary relief of trauma.

With more than three million people fleeing Ukraine since the Russian invasion on February 24th, 2022 and another six million people internally displa(...)

The Russian embassy in Rathgar has been subjected to protests since the invasion of Ukraine a fortnight ago. Photograph: Stephen Collins/ Collins Photos

Residents of Orwell Road in Dublin, where the Russian embassy is located, are set to be consulted on a proposal to change the name to Independent Ukra(...)

Catriona Twomey, of Cork Penny Dinners, is following in the footsteps of her late mother Breda Lynch in making the arduous journey to a war torn area to distribute aid. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A Cork woman who has fed thousands of homeless and needy people as the head of a soup kitchen is travelling to the Polish-Ukrainian border this week t(...)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy  (centre) posing with prime minister Denys Shmyhal (right), and chairman of the parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk with  a signed application for Ukraine’s membership to the EU. Photograph: EPA

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has galvanised efforts to integrate the country with the European Union as its government announced it would formally ap(...)

Ciara Mageean: she  won a terrific sprint for the line over the last lap in Manchester, clawing back the long-time breakaway leader Luiza Gega of Albania. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Quickly blowing the cobwebs off her winter hiatus, Ciara Mageean opened her indoor season with an impressive victory over 3,000m at the World Indoor T(...)

Michael Darragh MacAuley: ‘Anyone who knows me as well will tell you that I can be very intense about things and very competitive.’ File photograph: Inpho

Michael Darragh Macauley appears sitting in the sun on a beachside veranda under clear blue skies, wearing a black tank top and grey shorts, looking m(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right) speaking with military officials during an observation of a hypersonic missile test-fire. Photograph: Stricken VIA KNS/AFP via Getty Images

The Biden administration on Wednesday imposed its first sanctions over North Korea’s weapons programmes following a series of North Korean missile lau(...)

North Korea appeared to test-fire a ballistic missile on Tuesday that may be more capable than the ‘hypersonic missile’ it launched less than a week earlier, South Korea’s military said. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service/AP

North Korea appeared to test-fire a ballistic missile on Tuesday that may be more capable than the “hypersonic missile” it launched less than a week e(...)

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