The judge’s remarks came as he rejected an attempt by a 45-year-old Algerian man to block his removal from the State because he had married a Hungarian woman, who has long since left the country. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has “a clear duty” to try to cut the number of sham marriages taking place by people who are trying to prevent being deported, a High C(...)

Twenty gardaí are on 12-month secondments with the Department of Social Protection’s Special Investigations Unit to combat welfare fraud.

Twenty gardaí are now working on 12-month secondments with the Department of Social Protection’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) to combat welfare f(...)

Tarek Nigim: “After three and a half years here, I’m asked what I think of Ireland. My answer: mighty craic.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

In a time of falling state support for higher education and rising student numbers, could international students help to plug the funding shortfall? (...)

Facilitating marriages of convenience was a business that “went through the roof”. Photograph: Getty Images/Fuse

A Mauritian man living in Dublin, accused of using bogus documentation to facilitate marriages of convenience for foreign nationals, was in a business(...)

Mark Montgomerie with his app outside the Garda National Immigration Bureau in Dublin – the app helps people save time when queuing for public services. Below: computer code can make life a lot easier. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mark Montgomerie watched as scores of foreign nationals collected their tickets and sat down, settling in for an afternoon of hanging around the overc(...)

Queuing in the Garda National Immigration Bureau’s public office at Burgh Quay in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Muslim women wearing headscarves are entitled to privacy when they apply for visas, the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) has said, fo(...)

The centre for asylum seekers in Mosney, Co Meath. Applications are up as deportations fall. Photograph:  Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The number of asylum claims is set to almost treble by the end of the year, with applications from Pakistani and Bangladesh nationals accounting for m(...)

Queue for the Garda National Immigration Bureau. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

Meaures are being introduced this week to counter long queues outside the Garda National Immigration Bureau on Burgh Quay, according to the Department(...)

Approximately 100,000 applicants attend the Burgh Quay office every year, making it one of the busiest offices in the State. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

Nearly 500 foreign nationals gathered outside the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) on Burgh Quay in Dublin in the early hours of Friday mornin(...)

Rohan*, an undocumented migrant, poses in front of the mural at the  Migrant Rights Centre in Dublin.  Photograph: Sara Freund

Rohan* arrived from Mauritius in 2007 Rohan* likes to imagine the day he can be completely honest with his friends for the very first time. For eig(...)

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