The annual Trafficking in Persons Report, published today by the US Department of State, placed Ireland on its ‘tier two watch list’. File photograph: iStock

Ireland has been criticised for “major failings” in its treatment of human trafficking victims after the State was downgraded in a major annual US gov(...)

The draft programme for government contains a commitment to  end to Direct Provision. Photograph: Getty

The incoming Government must ensure migrant integration strategies are cross departmental and do not remain solely under the auspices of the Departmen(...)

‘Young people growing up in Ireland from a migrant background need to see themselves represented at these levels,’  chief executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland, Brian Killoran said. File photograph : Laura Hutton

Ireland has “poor levels of diversity” in positions of authority, in politics, in education and in the workplace, the Immigrant Council of Ireland has(...)

Brian Killoran, chief executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times.

A third of local election candidates from migrant backgrounds experienced racist abuse during last year’s campaign, and political parties need to do m(...)

Teresa Buczkowska from Poland. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Teresa Buczkowska was 10 when her mother and four siblings moved into a shared apartment in a town outside Cracow, in Poland. The town, which had been(...)

Joanna Siewierska, president of the UCD Student Union. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The high cost of Irish citizenship is preventing hundreds of young adults who moved to Ireland as children from participating in the general election,(...)

Four new TDs take their seats in the Dáil on Tuesday.

Four new TDs will enter the fold at Leinster House on Tuesday. They were elected during byelections last week. But who are they? Pádraig O(...)

 Joe O’Brien votes at Skerries Community Centre in the Dublin Fingal byelection. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Calm, reserved, hardworking, very thorough and “not a man to pick up a megaphone” to deal with a challenge is how a colleague describes newly elected (...)

Salome Mbugua of Akidwa with Minister of State for Justice David Stanton. Ms Mbugua is critical of Direct Provision. File photograph: Tom Honan

In May, Akidwa, the national network of migrant women, submitted a report to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality warning that women(...)

The Taoiseach spoke about his own background growing up as the son of an Indian immigrant and “a person of colour” in west Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said it “should not be a controversial thing” to speak out against illegal immigration, stressing that the Government stand(...)

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