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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(...)

On the Waterford Greenway, the longest off-road walking and cycling trail  in Ireland

It’s been nearly 140 years since business was this brisk at O’Mahony’s pub in Durrow, Co Waterford. During the construction of the Waterford-to-Mallow(...)

__________ Family hotels __________ 1 Woodlands House Hotel, Co Limerick  The Fitzgerald family have been welcoming guests to the(...)