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DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson  said the UK government must now live up to UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s statement. File photograph:  James Forde for The Irish Times

The head of the body which represents the manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland has said he “remains to be convinced” that British prime minister B(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar canvasses  Verona Murphy (centre) in Wexford town during the by-election campaign in November. Photograph: Fiach Kelly

Fine Gael’s decision to deselect Verona Murphy as a general election candidate in Wexford “is looking better by the moment,” Minister for Health Simon(...)

Stéphane Coispel, manager of French transport firm AllianCeuropE, at Cherbourg port: “It is very expensive for us, you have damage to trailers and we must repair them.”  Photograph: Jack Power

Stéphane Coispel is sitting in his car beside the barbed-wire fence enclosing Cherbourg port, one of several points of crossing that for migrants in E(...)

The scene at Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford last Thursday, after 16 people were found alive in the back of a truck on ferry sailing from France.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The issue of refugees stowing away on trucks bound for Rosslare needs to be addressed at national level, according to a prominent Wexford businessman.(...)

Rosslare Europort, Co Wexford, after 16 Kurds were found  in the back of a truck on a ferry sailing from France. The men  have since applied for asylum. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The owner of one of Ireland’s largest haulage firms has called for security to be improved at Cherbourg after 16 migrants were found on a truck on a f(...)

 Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford, where 16 people were discovered in a sealed trailer on a ferry sailing from Cherbourg. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Police in France have said migrants may be favouring “a new route” to Ireland via the port of Cherbourg because controls there may not be as rigorous (...)

 Aoife Ní Mhurchú of Medicines Sans Frontiers Ireland met with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, above,  on Thursday. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Irish taxpayers are “funding” human rights abuses and “moral crimes” in the Mediterranean, an Irish nurse working in the region has warned. Aoife Ní (...)

Police drive the lorry container along the road from the scene in Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, Britain. Photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

Trafficking gangs are using increasingly sophisticated methods of hiding migrants onto lorries without drivers’ knowledge, hauliers have said in the w(...)

 Police officers stand on duty at a cordon near to where a lorry containing 39 bodies, was discovered at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, east of London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images

Gardaí are trying to establish if the truck carrying the 39 people found dead in Essex used a ferry service from an Irish port to Holyhead. They also(...)

Tanya Ward, chief executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance, called on the State to relocate young people who are risk of ‘losing their childhoods’ as a matter of urgency. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has a “moral duty” to meet its commitment of bringing 36 refugee children to Ireland from Greece as soon as possible, the head of the C(...)

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