A report by a Government-appointed expert group into ending direct provision and changes to the international protection process has made a series of recommendations to improve the system for asylum seekers. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Independent monitoring of centres, a reduction in the time an asylum seeker must wait before entering the labour force and vulnerability assessments, (...)

Paddy Terry: his career was one of high achievement. It was also unique in that it continued long after normal retirement age and spanned over 70 years of public service.

Paddy Terry (March 11th, 1920 – September 28th, 2020), a former senior official in the Department of Justice and parliamentary draftsman in the Attorn(...)

Quality-of-life issue: Kevin O’Donnell, who lives in Seattle, with his wife and their daughters

Leaving Ireland is easy. It’s going home that’s hard. The decision to leave is usually propelled by a yearning for new horizons or an urgent need t(...)