General election candidates are being asked to publicly share their views on direct provision and the future of the asylum system. File photograph: Tom Honan

Several parties have promised to phase out direct provision if they are in government after the general election. Candidates are being asked to publi(...)

Prof  Alston said Australia had awarded contracts worth billions to extract coal but parts of the country were ‘burning furiously’ due to bushfires. File photograph: David Gray/Bloomberg

The prospect of limiting a rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees – a key target of the Paris climate change agreement – “is now almost comprehens(...)

National University of Ireland in Galway (NUIG).

NUI Galway When is open day? Saturday, March 28th Web: nuigalway.ie/opendays Life on campus Since the university opened the doors of the quadrang(...)

Crowds of school children pictured on Friday afternoon on Merrion Square, Dublin for the Global Climate Strike. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition has said Friday’s mass youth demonstrations should prompt the Government to commit to greater leadership at next week(...)

Many Travellers live in sites without regular rubbish collections and where their landlords – the local authorities – carry out little or no maintenance despite the fact they pay rent for their homes, a report has found

Travellers in Galway are living in overcrowded, damp and mouldy accommodation with overflowing sewerage, insecure electricity, rat and fly infestation(...)

Prof Eilionóir Flynn, director of NUIG’s Centre for Disability Law and Policy, expressed serious concern about the lack of awareness of the position of people with disabilities in the current debate.

A North American expert on abortion law has paid tribute to the Government’s “democratic lawmaking” in opting to hold a referendum on the Eighth Amend(...)

A window broken by a stone at the Maryam Mosque on the Old Monivea Road in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The imam of a Galway mosque which was attacked during Ramadan prayers on Monday night said its members were heartened by the wider community’s respons(...)

Prof William Schabas, former director of of NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Rights, who will speak at Music for Galway’s  midwinter festival on the theme of “captivity” next month. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

International law should be extended to allow freedom of movement throughout the planet, a leading human rights expert has said. Such an extension m(...)

President  Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

President Michael D Higgins called for harmony among European nations and said the Greek crisis must not be allowed to reoccur. He made his comments (...)

German president Joachim Gauck. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

German president Joachim Gauck has warned that the euro crisis is contributing to the rise of “rampant anti-European populism” that endangers the Euro(...)

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