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One of the two boats with a total of 415 migrants on board, in Lampedusa, Italy. Photograph: ANSA/EPA

The issue of migration is back on the agenda in Europe this week after good weather saw a surge in people crossing the Mediterranean, leading to calls(...)

Evelyn Ajie, pictured at Cork District Court, was sentenced to nine months this week for sending online child abuse material through WhatsApp. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

The case of Evelyn Ajie, who was sentenced to nine months this week for sending online child abuse material through WhatsApp, can be traced back to an(...)

EU commissioner for justice Didier Reynders: Rules around international travel should cohere with any restrictions on movement within countries, he said. Photograph: John Thys/EPA/pool

All travellers leaving Ireland for other EU states should have a negative Covid-19 test before departure, and go into quarantine on arrival as well, u(...)

Asylum seekers  on a roadside near the Moria refugees camp that was destroyed in a fire earlier this month, on Lesbos island, Greece.  Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

New proposals to bring an end to overcrowded encampments of people living in desperate conditions on the fringes of Europe were unveiled in Brussels o(...)

European commissioner for home affairs Ylva Johansson. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

New proposals for a common European Union system for managing migration will have a “strong focus” on deporting people who are refused asylum, the EU (...)

The more common approach in the EU is to allow movement inside the bloc as a rule, while imposing additional restrictions on specific regions or countries that are identified as high risk. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

The European Commission has urged member states to align their coronavirus rules to prevent a confusing mess of different systems unnecessarily hinder(...)

The Government should axe its controversial Covid-19 quarantine on incoming passengers by next week, a State-appointed task force says.  Photograph: Kate Geraghty

The Government should axe its controversial Covid-19 quarantine on incoming passengers by next week, a State-appointed taskforce says. Covid-19 trave(...)

Dundrum Shopping Centre: Some outlets, such as supermarkets, opticians and pharmacies, are already open, but now fashion and other shops can reopen.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Shopping centres are to reopen on Monday, and people can resume visiting loved ones in nursing homes and residential care facilities as the restrictio(...)

Staff at  the Institute of Virology at the University in Marburg, Germany, where work on a Covid-19 vaccine is taking place.  Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA

The European Union has laid out plans to place advance orders for coronavirus vaccines currently under development to ensure supplies for member state(...)

A girl wears a protective face mask at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants next to the Moria camp, during a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, on the island of Lesbos, Greece. Photograph: Elias Marcou/Reuters

Although to date there been few reports of significant coronavirus clusters in overcrowded refugee camps, whether in huge camps like Cox’s Bazar in Ba(...)

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