Prof Conor Gearty said  the British push for Brexit was “heading catastrophically over a cliff”. Photograph: Getty Images

There will be a hard Brexit for reasons including there is “no functioning British government” and the DUP’s hold over that government, a leading huma(...)

Dublin’s Grand Canal Docks by night: The surrounding area is home to several tech giants with large and often well-paid workforces. Photograph: iStock.

The influx of technology companies and their well-paid employees have contributed to Dublin’s housing crisis, and both companies and individuals could(...)

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(...)

A protest   outside the Department   of Justice  organised in conjunction with the Irish Refugee Council to mark the 15th anniversary of  direct provision. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A “complicated” new application form is causing “extreme distress and confusion” for thousands of people in direct provision, groups working in the s(...)

Ruth Coppinger said  tens of thousands of people in America would protest against Donald Trump’s “racism, sexism, anti-woman and anti-worker policies”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been urged to boycott the traditional St Patrick’s Day ceremony at the White House in protest against Donald Trump’s policies(...)

Ellie Kisyombe, from Dublin, as United Against Racism held a rally calling for the end of direct provision. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Up to 500 people marched in Dublin on Saturday calling for an end to the direct-provision system of accommodating asylum seekers. Among them were as(...)

Lucky Khambyle, Aissatou Sow and Ellie Kisyombe,  staff at Our Table at the  Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar. Photograph: Allen Kiely

The actor Stephen Rea became the first official customer of Our Table, a pop-up cafe in Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar on Tuesday morning. The ca(...)

Redressing the balance: organisers of Our Table pop-up restaurant Fiona Corbett (left) and Michelle Darmody (second right) with Annet Mphahlele (second left) and Ellie Kisyombe: “This is another way of bringing in people, making friendships.” Photograph: Eric Luke

This month marks 16 years since a temporary measure for housing asylum seekers became the long-term limbo thousands of people have been channelled th(...)