Marcus White

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A family from Syria in the direct provision centre on Abbey Street in Ballyhaunis. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

A surge in the numbers of asylum seekers living in direct provision saw the fees paid to private firms operating the network of centres across the cou(...)

A sign stuck to the door of the King Thomond Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

A sense of unease could be detected among locals in Lisdoonvarna this week ahead of the arrival on Monday of the first group of asylum seekers to be a(...)

Locals  complained they had not been properly consulted by the Reception and Integration Agency, which is part of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Locals in Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare, who attended a public meeting this week, have voted overwhelmingly to reject Government plans to accommodate 115 asy(...)

  The organisers of the Outing were “walking on sunshine” on Sunday as they celebrated record numbers attending the third annual matchmaki(...)

“At the end of the day it’s about love – that’s what the matchmaking festival has always been about. Ireland is leading the world on a lot of gay issues and hopefully we will have gay marriage soon, so the time is right for something like this to take place,” said Mr McGuinness.

Europe’s oldest matchmaking event is going pink this year, with a new gay and lesbian weekend taking place at(...)