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The annual Trafficking in Persons Report, published today by the US Department of State, placed Ireland on its ‘tier two watch list’. File photograph: iStock

Ireland has been criticised for “major failings” in its treatment of human trafficking victims after the State was downgraded in a major annual US gov(...)

Brian Killoran, chief executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times.

A third of local election candidates from migrant backgrounds experienced racist abuse during last year’s campaign, and political parties need to do m(...)

Salome Mbugua of Akidwa with Minister of State for Justice David Stanton. Ms Mbugua is critical of Direct Provision. File photograph: Tom Honan

In May, Akidwa, the national network of migrant women, submitted a report to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality warning that women(...)

The Government is coming under increasing pressure to introduce legislation to deal with hate crimes. It was not clear how many of the attacks included in the data were racially motivated or hate-based incidents. Stock photograph: Getty

Almost one in five people assaulted in the State is a foreign national, An Garda Síochána has said. Research by the Garda Analysis Service, supplied (...)

Sources said it was impossible to determine if foreign nationals were over-represented as victims of assault in the Republic. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Republic’s crime statistics should set out the ethnicity of assault victims to determine if foreign nationals are over-represented in street attac(...)

Residents in Northern Ireland will be affected by Thursday’s controversial High Court decision that applicants for citizenship must have “unbroken” residence here for a year before they apply. File photograph: Frank Miller

Some Northern Ireland residents will be affected by a High Court decision that applicants for citizenship must have “unbroken” residence here for a ye(...)

Atlantic Philanthropies, founded and financed by billionaire Chuck Feeney, gave away €1.1 billion in Ireland through 1,030 grants over 30 years. Photograph: Alan Betson

It ended as it began – quietly, low key, with no fanfare. The Dublin office of Atlantic Philanthropies closed this week as billionaire Chuck Feeney, w(...)

A 1 7-year-old  girl was trafficked into Ireland after her brother had sold her for €300 in order for her to be married to an older man.

Gardaí interviewed 47 Latvian women who had been trafficked to Ireland solely to enter into a sham marriage with a non-EU citizen, a new report has re(...)

The Immigrant Council has indicated  its preference is for asylum seekers to be granted the right to work at six months, which is commensurate with the timescale for deciding on asylum applications. Photograph: Getty Images

A ruling by the Supreme Court that a ban on asylum seekers working is unconstitutional has been hailed as “unqualified good news” by immigrant rights (...)

The dismantling of the illicit Calais camp in October is believed to have caused many of its 10,000 inhabitants to disperse to other areas, including the port city of Cherbourg which deals mostly with traffic between Ireland and France.  Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty

The destruction of the Calais “Jungle” camp may be contributing to increased attempts by migrants to stowaway in cargo bound for Ireland, expert obser(...)

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