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The system, which came into effect on Friday, allows rail customers to discreetly alert a manned security centre about any ongoing intimidation, assaults, thefts, or other harassment within carriages on the services.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two reports of antisocial behaviour on board Dart services were received by text over the weekend following the introduction of a new alert service fo(...)

An asylum seeker from a country regarded as safe is much less likely to be granted leave to remain in the State. Photograph: Frank Miller

The number of people seeking asylum in the State increased by more than one third in the first six months of the year when compared to 2018, a period (...)

Mary Rusell began: ‘For the millions of emigrants who have settled elsewhere, home is a Celtic nirvana – frozen in a time warp of nostalgia.’

June 16th, 1989 In recent years, The Irish Times created the Abroad network, a project which emerged from Ciara Kenny’s work, a renewed cycle of emig(...)

Nearly 1,000 people, including 164 children, are currently residing in 28 emergency accommodation centres which have been set up across the country since 2018. Photograph: Getty Images

All children must be removed from emergency accommodation centres for asylum seekers as a “matter of urgency”, the Irish Refugee Council has said. Th(...)

A person’s chances of survival following a heart attack vary depending on which Irish hospital the patient is treated in, new research shows.  File photograph: Alan Betson

A person’s chances of survival following a heart attack vary depending on which Irish hospital the patient is treated in, new research shows. The Nat(...)

Rashmi, one of an estimated 2,000-3,000 undocumented children and young people  living in Ireland. Photograph: MRCI

Six years have passed since Rashmi sat her Leaving Cert in 2013. Unlike her friends, she has not progressed on to third-level education or found a job(...)

Siobhán Jordan (C) at the launch of the Irish Red Cross’s five-year strategy, at the charity’s HQ in Merrion Square, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Siobhán Jordan was 100m from the finish line of Dublin’s Rock ‘n’ Roll half-marathon in August of last year when she suddenly collapsed. The 28-year-o(...)

Apurva Jain: ‘Sometimes I’m not even considered for the position and it’s very disheartening. I don’t get a chance to showcase what I can do. How can they judge me if they don’t meet me?’

When Indian student Apurva Jain arrived in Ireland last year, her plan was to find a job once she finished her master degree in data analytics. That (...)

 Annie Waithira, Farah Elle and Patience Moyo at the launch of the programme for Africa Day 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The annual flagship Africa Day event at the Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park will not take place this year. The Department of Foreign Affai(...)

Dublin Bus said it has downloaded CCTV footage from the vehicle and is investigating the matter. File photograph: Alan Betson

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses following an attack on a Dublin Bus passenger on the Naas Road earlier this week. A man was injured after being as(...)

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