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Hayder Jaafar outside the Glenvera direct provision centre on Wellington Road in Cork city. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

When Hayder Jaafar graduated from the American University in the Emirates with a first-class degree, in 2013, he felt very excited about the future. H(...)

Asylum seekers in the Pournara centre protest over delays in their application process last February. The camp was originally meant to hold arrivals  for three days while they underwent medical checks. File photograph: Getty

Metres from the UN peacekeeper-patrolled buffer zone in the Cypriot capital Nicosia, a queue forms. In line are people from across Africa, Asia and th(...)

The two public hospitals and one private hospital owned by the Sisters of Charity through the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group were worth €434 million in 2017, according to documents filed at the Companies Registration Office. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It is no exaggeration to say that the land and properties owned by the Catholic Church in Ireland could be valued in the billions. However, the owners(...)

Pope Francis speaks with Iraqi president Barham Salih  during a meeting at the presidential palace in Baghdad  on March 5th, 2021. Photograph: Vatican media handout/EPA

The influential sociologist Max Weber (1864-1920) proposed the theory that religion would wither away with the advance of science and education. That (...)

Lives Lost: Fr Tom Cunningham from Omagh, Co Tyrone, 1929-2021

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg protests outside  the Swedish parliament  in Stockholm  during a  Fridays for Future climate protest last week. The pandemic  has only intensified the widespread appreciation that business as usual can no longer be countenanced. Photograph:   Jonathan Nackstrand/Getty Images

The teenagers of Ireland had planned on hosting a massive Fridays for Future protest last week on September 25th to remind their elders that they cont(...)

Asylum seekers  on a roadside near the Moria refugees camp that was destroyed in a fire earlier this month, on Lesbos island, Greece.  Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

New proposals to bring an end to overcrowded encampments of people living in desperate conditions on the fringes of Europe were unveiled in Brussels o(...)

Chief executive Caoimhe de Barra said “the Covid crisis has profoundly changed Trócaire’s work. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Trócaire experienced “a slight dip in funding” in the year to February 2020, according to its annual report published today (tues). The Catholic Bisho(...)

Institute of Education on Lower Leeson Street: 44 per cent of teachers’ estimated grades were lowered. This compares with a national average of 17 per cent. File photograph: Alan Betson

After logging on to the Leaving Cert results website last week, Saoirse Corbett Fitzpatrick felt devastated. “My single focus for the last two years (...)

Protesters for the Campaign to save St Mary’s Nursing Home on Merrion Road outside the High Court. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Joe Brabazon (83) has never received such a shock. His wife Kay (81), who suffers with Alzheimer’s disease,was in St Mary’s nursing home on Dublin’s M(...)

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