Immanuel Chirwa (18), who sat this year’s Leaving Cert while living in direct provision. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Immanuel Jayden Chirwa (18), originally from South Africa, is one of about 22 asylum seekers who sat the Leaving Cert this year. He lives in Mosney (...)

Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley in the High Court ruled that the mechanism in Ireland to determine if a suspect was a victim of trafficking was inadequate to meet obligations under an EU directive.

A High Court judge has said Ireland has failed to adequately comply with its obligations under EU law towards victims of human trafficking. An EU dir(...)

Minister of State for New Communities Aodhán Ó Riordáin said the working group report on the asylum-seeker system would be published within weeks after Easter. Photograph: The Irish Times

An independent report on making improvements to supports for asylum seekers, including the direct provision system, will be published “within weeks”. (...)

The changes represent Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s most significant change to the force. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Almost half of all Garda superintendents and chief superintendents have been assigned to new posts by Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.The extent (...)

Ms Y was arrested in Liverpool five weeks before her baby was born by Caesarean section. She was held by Merseyside police for more than 11 hours.

The scope of the HSE report on the case of Ms Y has been expanded to include the circumstances of a journey to Liverpool she made five weeks before h(...)

Queues outside the offices of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service this morning. Photograph: Colin Gleeson/The Irish Times.

Several hundred immigrants gathered outside the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) offices on Burgh Quay, Dublin, this morning to req(...)

Hundreds of immigrants gathered outside the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) offices on Burgh Quay, Dublin, this week to request Ir(...)

A mural honouring Frederick Douglass in Belfast.

Frederick Douglass was an escaped slave forced to flee the US in 1845, aboard the paddlesteamer Cambria out of Boston, when his autobiography, Narrati(...)

Supt David Taylor holding a photograph of a young girl found in a distressed state on O’Connell Street in Dublin on October 10th, at a press conference at Garda HQ in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gardaí said tonight they have identified the girl found on O’Connell Street in Dublin last month . They are now following a definite line of in(...)

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