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Exhausted migrants in the waiting hall of the train station in Bardonecchia, Italy. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The agreement that dictates which EU country is responsible for asylum applications is not being implemented effectively and is failing to help famili(...)

Petra, which is hidden in the mountains, is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a Unesco World Heritage Site

In early October, I travelled to Jordan to visit my sister and experience the spectacular food the region is known for. We flew from Cork early in the(...)

Médecins Sans Frontières’ Dr Conor Kenny provides medical care to a patient in the clinic on board the Aquarius search and rescue vessel. Photograph: Guillaume Binet/MYOP

European leaders must open safe and legal routes for refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean rather than ignoring abuse perpetuated by Libyan(...)

Refugees and migrants  in the Mediterranean, north of Libya, in 2016. Photograph:  Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union’s failure to help asylum seekers to reunite with their families is blocking their full integration into society and pushing them fu(...)

A child sits beside bedding supplied to new arrivals in Khazir refugee camp near Mosul, Iraq, on April 15th. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images

The European Union granted asylum to more than twice as many people in 2016 than it did the previous year, with the vast majority coming from Syria, I(...)

A migrant  receives food during snowfall at the Moria hotspot on the Greek island of Lesbos. There are “more than 2,500 people living in tents, without hot water or heating, including women, children and handicapped people,” said Apostolos Veizis of Médecins Sans Frontières. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of men, women and children are battling to keep warm in overcrowded refugee camps after sub-zero temperatures descended on the Greek islands(...)

Migrants in thermal blankets enjoy a meal  after being rescued, sitting in  the bow of the LÉ Roisin, in June 2016. File photograph: Able Seaman David Jones/Defence Forces

Nineteen months ago, the LÉ Eithne sailed from Haulbowline naval base in Cork on the first of six humanitarian missions by the Naval Service to the Me(...)

 Samir Youzbashi Aljafari and his wife Wafaa, Syrian refugees living in Killarney, are reunited with their  daughter Nadine (21)  and  grandson Yousef (1) after they arrived in Dublin Airport from Damascus. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Wafaa and Samir Youzbashi Aljafari could not sleep for two days in the run-up to their daughter’s arrival in Ireland. Standing in Dublin Airport on (...)

A girl  marches to the Houses of Parliament, during an Amnesty International protest in support of refugees in London, at the weekend. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/PA

The United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants has been described as a “watershed moment” in addressing the unprecedented mass movement of people(...)

Síofra O’Leary  Judge, European Court of Human Rights Síofra O’Leary is an Irish lawyer who was appointed a judge at the European Court of Hum(...)

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