Irish Naval Service personnel helping migrants at sea in the southern Mediterranean between Italy and Libya. Photograph: Defence Forces

The Government should launch a new Mediterranean search-and-rescue mission and commit to accepting an additional 1,500 refugees per annum over the nex(...)

Residents at Clondalkin Towers  had been told last year that the company managing the centre was pulling out in December 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Clondalkin Towers direct provision centre in Dublin will remain open for at least another two years, the Department of Justice has confirmed. Res(...)

President Michael D Higgins:  urged Ireland to reflect on its own history of mass migration, including the Great Famine and the Flight of the Wild Geese. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has said Ireland must not treat migrants the same way it has treated members of the Travelling community. Mr Higgins, who(...)

Builder Gary Martin, Francis Doherty of Peter McVerry Trust, David Carroll of Ravenswood, director of fund raising Anne Marie Conway, and trust chief executive Pat Doyle at the three buildings on Sherrard Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Three large Victorian buildings in Dublin’s north inner city, which have housed the Pioneer Association, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and t(...)

A UN jeep attacked in Fr Tony O’Riordan’s Sudanese refugee compound in South Sudan. Photograph: Fr Tony O'Riordan, forwarded by Press 22

A west Cork missionary priest serving in South Sudan has said he will stay at his post despite an attack by 2,000-strong mob on his compound. Up to 5(...)

Tents housing asylum seekers on the Greek island of Chios. Photograph: Jennifer Hough

A two-tier asylum system is emerging as Department of Justice officials prioritise refugees relocating here from Greece and Turkey over “ordinary” asy(...)

A traditional dance act performs at the Kakuma’s Got Talent audition in Kakuma refugee camp, northern Kenya. Photograph: Ruairi Casey

As children poke their heads through the flap windows of an already crowded tent, an MC announces over a crackling microphone that the show will be mo(...)

Calais “Jungle” migrant camp: the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has called for Ireland to take 200 of its unaccompanied refugee children. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Our refugee programme is focused on resettling refugees from camps in Greece, Italy and Lebanon and Government has advised Greece of our desire to tak(...)

Bryan McMahon, chairman  of the working group on direct provision, said those in the system were ‘hollow men and women with scooped out personalities and moving like zombies in some cases’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Minister of State with responsibility for refugees has ruled out a blanket amnesty for those who are in direct provision for five years or more. (...)

Living conditions and supports for the near 5,000 people  in direct provision have not improved. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It is now 10 months since the Minister for Justice published a historic working group report. This was first fundamental review of the asylum process (...)

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