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Syrian children enjoying a workout class at a centre after arriving in Ireland. The group of 190 Syrians will stay in two centres for four to five months before moving into rental accommodation around the country. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Some 160 Syrians, including more than 90 children, have arrived in Ireland in the past week as part of the State’s commitment to welcome refugees in L(...)

Children sit on the ground in the camp of Moria on the island of Lesbos after a major fire broke out on September 9th. File Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty Images)

Eight children have arrived into Ireland from Greece since the Government said it would accept 36 unaccompanied minors in 2018 as part of an EU-wide c(...)

RNLI Lifeboats and the Irish Refugee Council have partnered up to spread the water safety message through different languages to Ireland’s immigrant community.

A multilingual water safety campaign has launched this summer as part of efforts to ensure Ireland’s growing immigrant community is fully aware of the(...)

Fine Gael election candidate Verona Murphy. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Verona Murphy’s remarks about migrants being indoctrinated by Islamic State (Isis) may do her less harm at the ballot box than her apology.  It (...)

Linda Hayden has called for more protections for sexual assault victims. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

A woman who was drugged and raped nearly two decades ago in a Waterford hotel has called for more protections for sexual assault victims. Writing on(...)

Syrian families are seen in Damascus countryside in October 2013. File photograph: Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters

The Department of Justice will today announce the launch of the new community sponsorship initiative encouraging villages, towns and parishes across I(...)

One letter signed by 55 residents from the Ballaghaderreen centre claimed that media coverage of the centre has not offered “a fair picture of what life is like in the hotel”.   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Refugees living in the Ballaghaderreen reception centre in Co Roscommon have described their frustration and anger at the “lies” and “broken promises”(...)

The Irish target of welcoming 4,000 people is small compared with Germany’s commitment to welcome nearly a million. Above, a Syrian refugee at a German-language programme in Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

On September 23rd, 2015, then minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald said the State was “fully committed to playing our part in addressing the migrat(...)

Amer Marai  and brothers Mhd Ahyam Orabi and Ahmad Orabi in Loam restaurant, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

For four years, chefs Amer Marai (28), Mhd Ahyam Orabi (26) and Ahmad Orabi (25) were unable to cook in a kitchen. The last time was 2013 in the Syr(...)

Michael  O’Leary has ruled out installing wifi on the Ryanair fleet.

Varadkar plans for USC New Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar is facing opposition from Fianna Fáil over his plans to merge the Universal Social Charge an(...)

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