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(...)

The ancestral home of the Gore-Booths, Lissadell,  in Co Sligo, made famous by W
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B Yeats, has been the subject of a dispute between its owners and Sligo County Council over right-of-way access.

One of the longest and most expensive property disputes in the history of the State will end today, with the Supreme Court expected to issue judgment (...)