Aleksander Kurowski: he  worked for a decade as a cleaner and then in a laundry before  ending up in a homeless hostel.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Aleksander Kurowski (41), a Pole, spent 12 years working in Ireland before he fell ill in January last year, requiring emergency bowel surgery. His i(...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Mary Carolan A case taken by a Romanian man who has worked in Ireland for short periods has been referred to the European Union’s Court of Justice t(...)

Swiss president Johann Schneider-Ammann met European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker last Friday  with free movement  being the main focus of discussions. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

This week senior figures from the fields of business, politics and social justice descend on the Swiss resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum. (...)