Ireland has been  criticised  for ‘major failings’ in its treatment of human trafficking victims. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A dedicated accommodation centre for victims of trafficking is expected to open this autumn, more than a year after the establishment of a specialised(...)

The Europass Diploma Supplement is a standard supplemental set of information about a qualification developed jointly by Unesco and the Council of Europe.

I am applying for a postgraduate programme in France and I have been asked to provide my “Europass Diploma Supplement” and information about my underg(...)

Debris from a dinghy, which was supposedly carrying more than 100 migrants, floating in the Mediterranean Sea northeast of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday. Photograph: AP

As many as 130 people are thought to have drowned off the coast of Libya this week, after hours when European and Libyan authorities ignored calls for(...)

Contra mundum: The Irish Times’s editorial of April 12th, 1951, on Noel Browne and the Mother and Child scheme

Seventy years ago today, on April 12th, 1951, The Irish Times published what is probably its most famous editorial. It was a response to the resignati(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photograph: Turkish president press office/Handout/EPA

“Turkey has always done things its own way: building bridges one moment, bridgeheads the next,” a recent International Crisis Group paper observed. An(...)

The question of the right to strike was considered by the Murphy working group, which was established by the then Government in 2017 to address the industrial relation structures available to An Garda Síochána. File Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Department of Justice has said there will be no change to the Government’s policy of not allowing gardaí to go on strike. In a report published o(...)

Strasbourg-based Committee of Social Rights says “local authority housing tenants continue to live with inadequate housing”  and many Traveller sites “are in poor condition, lack maintenance and are badly located”.

The human rights of local authority tenants and of Travellers continue to be violated by inadequate housing and housing that is damp, mouldy and rat-i(...)

Women in Istanbul on Saturday hold placards and LGBTQI flags and shout slogans during a protest against Turkey’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/ EPA

The weekend decision by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to repudiate an international convention safeguarding women from domestic violence and(...)

Karin Strenz (right),  who has died in Limerick after collapsing on a flight, represented the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the Bundestag for the CDU, the party of  German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left). File photograph: AFP/Getty

A flight from Cuba to Germany was forced to make an emergency stop at Shannon Airport, Co Clare, after a German politician on board lost consciousness(...)

Women protesters clash with Turkish policemen in Istanbul: Turkey said domestic laws, not outside fixes, would protect women’s rights. Photograph: Bulent Kilic

European and US leaders denounced what they called Turkey’s baffling and concerning decision to pull out of an international accord designed to protec(...)

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