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Migrants are seen on the deck of the Mission Lifeline rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea on June 21st. Photograph:  Hermine Poschmann/Misson-Lifeline/Reuters

Malta will let the rescue ship Lifeline dock after Italy refused it entry, ending the vessel’s near week-long wait in the Mediterranean with more than(...)

German NGO mission “Lifeline” with migrants rescued in international waters: Malta and Italy have  refused to let the vessel dock on their shores. Photograph: Hermine Poschmann

As Italy and Malta again turned back a shipful of 239 rescued refugees, European leaders from 17 member states met on Sunday in Brussels hoping agains(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel greets French president Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday during German-French government consultations near Gransee in Germany. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

The Republic has joined 11 other euro-zone countries in signing a joint email urging a wide-ranging discussion among European Union leaders next week (...)

Pricewatch reader bought headphones on board a flight and was told to contact the company online for a receipt. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

“Can I have your opinion please,” starts a mail from a reader called Brenda. “While it’s not a major deal, it has me annoyed! I bought €40 headphones (...)

Migrants sit on the deck of the Italian navy ship Orione as the ship enters the port of Valencia. Photograph: Pau Barren/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland must raise its “humanitarian voice” and call for an urgent solution to European political dispute around asylum procedures and the resettlemen(...)

From left, Clodagh Kane (12), Swords, Co Dublin; Conor O’Brien (12), Clarehall, Dublin, and Dr Phillip Kieran from RTÉ One’s ‘You Should Really See A Doctor’ at the launch of Irish Life Health’s “Not Just for Girls” HPV-awareness campaign. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is now so common that the majority (80 per cent) of Irish men and women will get the virus at some point in their lives, yet new research reveals 95 per cent of parents underestimate just how prevalent the virus is. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

1) National Water Safety Awareness week continues until June 24th. Irish Water Safety and the babies and toddler swim school, Water Babies, will host (...)

Migrants sit on the deck of the Italian navy ship Orione as the ship enters the port of Valencia. Photograph: Pau Barren/AFP/Getty Images

A migrant rescue boat turned away by Italy and Malta arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a gruelling voyage, which has made it a(...)

A migrant eating food supplied by the Italian coastguard on the Médecins Sans Frontières vessel “Aquarius”. The vessel is set to land at Valencia on June 16th. Photograph: AFP Photo/SOS Mediterranee /Kenny Karpov

Italy and France tried to patch up a row over immigration on Thursday as Pope Francis urged politicians everywhere to work together on helping refugee(...)

Cern’s Large Hadron Collider:  “If Ireland is serious about being part of the international science community, then we ought to be part of Cern. We are increasingly isolated by not being a member,” says Fianna Fáil’s James Lawless. Photograph: Cern/PA Wire

Actions speak louder than words. Despite all the parroting about the knowledge economy, Ireland remains outside the premier particle physics lab in th(...)

Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini: “We have nothing to learn about generosity, voluntarism, welcoming and solidarity from anyone,” he said.  Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP

Italy summoned France’s envoy on Wednesday and angrily rejected French criticism of its immigration policies, escalating a diplomatic stand-off that w(...)

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