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An Oxfam worker holds lifejackets  collected from the beaches of Chios, Greece and used by adults and children. They are on display at the Brooklyn Bridge park ahead of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York on Monday. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

It is more than a year since the images of the washed-up bodies of children and other migrants shocked the world, exposing the failures to cope with a(...)

Refugee youths gesture from behind a fence at Nizip refugee camp near Gaziantep, Turkey, April 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Umit Bektas/File/Reuters

A document due to be presented for approval by world leaders at the UN in New York on September 19th will condemn all acts of racism, discrimination, (...)

Nearly one per cent of the world’s population are asylum seekers, refugees or migrants forcibly displaced in their own countries, the highest number in recorded history. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Ireland is almost a “laughing stock” in relation to its response to dealing with migrants and refugees, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Head of ad(...)

A woman from the remote Turkana tribe in Northern Kenya carries water from a well. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 subsidiary targets agreed last September by the 193 member states of the United Nations are a rema(...)

President Michael D Higgins  warned the refugee crisis must be ‘understood, managed and facilitated’ in order to curb the growth of extremist populist rhetoric from anti-refugee groups. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The next government must implement “rigorous, fair, adequate and competent procedures” in its commitment to welcome 4,000 refugees and migrants to Ire(...)

Collaboration and empathy: Geraldine Byrne Nason, Samantha Power, Sonya Hyland, Patricia O’Brien and Barbara Jones

Samantha Power US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, was born in London to Irish parents and(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan “We recognise the challenge and complexity of the task ahead.” Photograph: Matt Mackey/PA Wire

Ireland has been selected to co-chair a major United Nations summit of world leaders on refugees and migration later this year. The summit of 193 h(...)

Sustainable Development Goals: Getting 193 countries to sign off on   2030 Agenda was widely considered a major achievement for the UN while also strengthening Ireland’s reputation as a serious player on international development stage

In the end, everything hinged on a single letter. After almost a year of talks, months of redrafting, an all-night negotiating session and the largest(...)

Former SDLP leader  John Hume: provided  colourful description of the Ulster Defence Regiment. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The INLA was described as a “bunch of lunatics” by Catholic priests Denis Faul and Raymond Murray during the organisation’s 1985 hunger strikes. A (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan  has said the recently agreed Sustainable Development Goals, negotiations for which were co-chaired by Ireland’s permanent representative to the UN, were a “tangible manifestation” of the UN’s capacity to deliver “positive outcomes”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The UN must use its 70th anniversary to appraise the international community’s failures to prevent war, genocide, forced displacement and deprivation,(...)

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