Samantha, a young asylum seeker, lives in the direct provision system. She was accepted to study in Maynooth but cannot afford the fees. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

You’ve fled war and poverty. You’ve taken your children across the sea on a rickety boat and hoped to survive. After many sleepless, hungry distressed(...)

Seán Óg Ó hAilpin  will speak at the event which will include performances from groups such as ApocalypsE, Tiger Boy and The Lost Gecko. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Cork hurler Seán Óg Ó hAilpin and Fair City actress Donna Anita Nikolaisen are opening a concert on Leeside to help combat discrimination.Cork(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland is “out of step” with the rest of Europe in its treatment of asylum seekers, according to the Irish Immigrant Support Centre (Nasc). (...)