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Christopher Hughes (34) (left) and his brother Ronan (40), from Armagh, whom British police said were crucial to their inquiries. Photograph: HO/Essex Police/AFP via Getty

Monaghan man Christopher Hughes, who is wanted by UK police in connection with the deaths of 39 illegal immigrants in Essex, has lost his heavy goods (...)

Report criticises Ireland’s record on human trafficking, amid intense focus on this area following  the discovery of 16 migrants in a trailer bound for Rosslare in November. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

The report by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) on the State’s compliance with its UN anti-racism obligations will make uncomfort(...)

Lalini Veerassamy, chief of mission of International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Ireland, has pointed to ways Direct Provision could be improved. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government’s direct provision system for the housing of asylum seekers seeking international protection is not a bad system, the new head of the U(...)

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(...)

Container lorry in which 39 people were found dead inside as is it driven away by police from Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

A man from Northern Ireland has appeared in court charged with human trafficking offences after the bodies of 39 migrants were found in a refrigerated(...)

Police and forensic officers investigate the lorry in which 39 bodies were discovered in the trailer  in  Essex. File photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

A man from Northern Ireland has been charged with human trafficking offences after the bodies of 39 migrants were found in a refrigerated lorry contai(...)

 Emergency services at the Vulcaanhaven where 25 stowaways were found in DFDS ferry in the harbor of Vlaardingen, The Netherlands,  on Tuesday. Photograph: Marco de Swart/EPA

Dutch authorities have discovered 25 migrants stowed away inside a refrigerated container on a ferry bound for England. According to a statement pub(...)

The laneway where Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney was abducted is cordoned off by PSNI. Photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker

Det Insp Pat Marry’s cross-Border investigation began with the discovery of a burning Volkswagen Golf at Ravensdale Forest Park in Co Louth, on the ni(...)

The court also heard Eamon Harrison (22) from Mayobridge, Co Down  will not be seeking bail. File image: Collins Courts

A Northern Irish man, who is alleged to have delivered the trailer in which 39 Vietnamese nationals were found dead last month, is set to challenge hi(...)

The Criminal Assets Bureau posted on pictures of some of the items seized on its Facebook page

The Criminal Assets Bureau has raided the homes and business premises of two Irish men suspected of involvement in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrant(...)

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