Det Supt Stephen Courage, from the Garda National Immigration Bureau said the fraudesters ‘will create payslips, they will open bank accounts, and also pay nominal tax’. Photograph: Collins

Thousands of people are using a scam to secure residency for non-EU family members in the UK by creating false “lives” in the Republic Ireland, it has(...)

Mr Justice Robert Haughton in the High Court returned the case to January 16th. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A convicted sex offender and father of two young children has obtained a temporary High Court order preventing his deportation from the State. The man(...)

A High Court judge has said to require specification of  criteria for making or revoking deportation orders would result in attempts to “game the system”. File photograph: Getty Images

Requiring the Minister for Justice to specify criteria for making or revoking deportation orders would result in attempts to “game the system”, a High(...)

The State has repeatedly failed to protect victims trafficked to Ireland for sham marriages despite warnings from embassies and frontline services since 2009, a leading expert has said. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The State has repeatedly failed to protect victims trafficked to Ireland for sham marriages despite warnings from embassies and frontline services sin(...)

Separated by deportation: Kleber Medeiros and Harriet Bruce,  who married in Ballinasloe  last December

A Co Galway woman is calling on the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, to give her back her husband, who was deported to Brazil in(...)

A  customs stop on the road from Belfast to Dublin. “So we are left to picture a vaguely 1950s netherworld of peak-capped inspectors in wooden huts, completely alien to the technology and practice of modern trade and travel.” Photograph: Three Lions/Getty Images

I suppose, just for badness, I should welcome southern readers back inside the UK. That was the implication of Fianna Fáil’s statement on Monday. Re(...)

People on Poolbeg Street waiting for the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service to open on Burgh Quay. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Early morning queuing and ticketing at Dublin’s immigration registration office on Burgh Quay will end on Wednesday following the introduction of an o(...)

Genuine romance may have blossomed between a Romanian man and a Pakistani woman charged by gardaí as part of an investigation into sham marriages, a court has heard. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Genuine romance may have blossomed between a Romanian man and a Pakistani woman charged by gardaí as part of an investigation into sham marriages, a c(...)

People queuing on Poolbeg Street in Dublin waiting for the Garda National Immigration Bureau to open on Burgh Quay: since November 2015, an online appointment booking system for re-entry visas has reduced queues, but it can still be time-consuming. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It wasn’t the best month I’ve ever had. Within the space of a few weeks I had to replace a lost passport, renew my driving licence, change my car ins(...)

People waiting for the Garda National Immigration Bureau to open on Burgh Quay. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

More than 100 foreign nationals gathered outside the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (Inis) office on Burgh Quay in Dublin in the early h(...)

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