The woman underwent a full medical examination before a garda accompanied her back to the hostel the following day. Photograph: Frank Miller

Detectives are investigating an allegation that an African woman seeking asylum was raped by another asylum seeker in a direct provision centre four m(...)

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(...)