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The refugee application centre on Mount Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More people from Georgia are now claiming asylum in the Republic than from any other country in the world following a sudden spike over the past two y(...)

A man walks past the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels. The compromised material provides insight into Europe’s struggle to understand the political turmoil engulfing three continents. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Hackers infiltrated the European Union’s diplomatic communications network for years, downloading thousands of cables that reveal concerns about an un(...)

Students in Northern Ireland are entitled to apply for coursessthrough the CAO but are often unaware this is an option. Photograph: iStock

My son will sit his A Levels in Northern Ireland next summer. He plans to apply to UK universities, but would also like to make an application to Iris(...)

The Euro 2020 qualifying draw takes place at the Convention Centre in  Dublin. Photograph:  John Sibley/Reuters

The Republic of Ireland avoided the ‘Group of Death’ in the Euro 2020 qualifying draw on Sunday morning, but only just. Originally drawn in Group C al(...)

  Caiseal Mara hotel in Moville, Co Donegal, which was s subjected to an arson attack last weekend ahead of the arrival over the coming weeks of  100 asylum seekers. Photograph: North West Newspix

When the people of Moville, Co Donegal, learnt about two weeks ago that the town’s biggest hotel was to close and reopen as a direct provision centre (...)

Henk van der Klok: “Over time, my beliefs changed and I truly believed that the kindness of strangers is something you can reliably depend upon.”

Last April, Henk van der Klok left a well-paid job in Cork to walk 5,800km through 13 countries, raise money for charity – and prove to his father tha(...)

Then Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski (left) with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban in Skopje in 2011. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

International criticism of Hungary is mounting over its reported decision to grant asylum to Macedonia’s former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who f(...)

Darragh Doyle of Foodcloud delivering items to Paula Mahon of Jobstown Against Drug Dependency. Photograph: Dave Meehan

At the cosy kitchen of the supported housing agency Sophia Housing, breakfast is over and an English resident named Robbie is sitting with a cup of te(...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev speaks on the night of the referendum on changing Macedonia’s name. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/File Photo/Reuters

The referendum in Macedonia on September 30th was a massive Yes vote for a change of name to “Republic of North Macedonia”, but the low turnout (less (...)

Bulelani Mfaco has been living in  direct provision for nearly a year. He describes the  centres as “ghettos in every sense of the word”. Photograph:   Cyril Byrne

The first time Bulelani Mfaco felt vulnerable because of his sexuality was while walking at night with his boyfriend. It was 2004 and the couple was o(...)

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