Some 80 per cent of school staff said migrant children faced challenges accessing online classes. File photograph: iStock

Many migrant pupils were unable to access remote tuition during school closures last year and risk losing out once again, according to new research. (...)

Minister of State  for New Communities, Culture and Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin  said recent anti-Roma protests in Waterford city confirmed the need for new legislation on hate crime. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government minister responsible for new communities has admitted he would be “terrified” if he was a member of the Roma community living in Irelan(...)