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Minister of State for Immigration David Stanton said State-owned land could be used to provide direct-provision accommodation for the growing number of asylum seekers arriving in the country.

Vacated barracks and defence forces accommodation could be used to house asylum seekers in the future, the Department of Justice has confirmed. The(...)

 Romanians in the back of a freight truck found trying to enter the country at Rosslare Port in 1998. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

On a summer evening in 1998, officials carrying out checks on freight trucks arriving from France discovered 20 children hidden among the contents of (...)

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 (...)

 Dr Owen Worth, of the University of Limerick told a conference on the rise of right wing extremism that while hate crime is rising in Ireland, Celtic nationalism was lacking in ‘destructive elements’.  Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Online anti-immigrant sentiment is well established in Ireland but a successful far right political organisation is much less likely to gain traction,(...)

The Eglinton Hotel direct-provision centre in Galway. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Recent improvements to Ireland’s under-pressure direct-provision system could be reversed unless enough space is created for new asylum seekers, the J(...)

Peter McGuinness at home in Dundalk, Co Louth

One of the first Allied soldiers to die on D-Day was Pte Edward Delaney O’Sullivan, known as “Paddy”, who landed with the Parachute Regiment outside T(...)

Fr Martin Pender and  a Congolese asylum seeker:  “It is absolute psychological abuse,” says Fr Martin Pender. He is “ashamed” Irish taxpayers are sponsoring such poor treatment of asylum seekers. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The treatment of asylum seekers in Ireland is worse than in South Africa and comparable to institutional abuse throughout this island in the last cent(...)

Allowance for those in direct provision to increase by €6 a week for children and by €2.50 for adults. Photograph: Alan Betson

An increase in the direct provision allowance to €21.60 a week for adults and children is “offensively minuscule” and shows “no understanding whatsoev(...)

Jolanta Wicinska from Poland celebrating after she became an Irish Citizen at the Convention Centre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fixing a tricolour pin to his lapel, Christian Ekombolo seemed to be marking the symbolic end of an old life and the beginning of his future. Five y(...)