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‘We ended up in a beautiful country with its kind people’: Abd nour Karouz and his wife, Yassmine, with Kenan and Rayan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Abd nour Karouz married his wife, Yassmine, just a week before the couple packed all their belongings and fled Syria. Karouz pleaded with his parents (...)

Shane O'Brien in action for Fermanagh in 2009, trying to hold off the challenge of Monaghan's Dick Clerkin. Photograph: Inpho

Fermanagh GAA has expressed its “deep sense of shock and sadness” at the death of former player Shane O’Brien (35) in a car crash at Pretoria in South(...)

A report by a Government-appointed expert group into ending direct provision and changes to the international protection process has made a series of recommendations to improve the system for asylum seekers. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Independent monitoring of centres, a reduction in the time an asylum seeker must wait before entering the labour force and vulnerability assessments, (...)

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 draft programme for government contains a commitment to  end to Direct Provision. Photograph: Getty

The incoming Government must ensure migrant integration strategies are cross departmental and do not remain solely under the auspices of the Departmen(...)

 Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Sally Hayden

More than 200 Syrian refugees currently living in Beirut have been cleared to travel to Ireland once Covid-19 travel restrictions are lifted, the head(...)

A Venezuelan woman changes her baby’s nappy next to official CEBAF taxis, at the border crossing between Ecuador and Peru. Photograph: Paul Musiol

In November 1984 political representatives from across Latin America gathered in Colombia to discuss the refugee exodus provoked by civil war in Centr(...)

 Refugees and security guards at a UNHCR compound in Nairobi on Monday, after a Ugandan refugee had taken his own life. Photograph:  Daniel Irungu/EPA

A refugee was found dead at the United Nations Refugee Agency compound in Nairobi on Monday, in an apparent suicide his friends are saying highlights (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said: “I know that the people of Ireland will welcome them with open arms.” File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has welcomed 50 Syrian refugees to the Mosney Direct Provision centre as part of Ireland’s refugee programme. (...)

Rohingya refugees continue their way after crossing from Myanmar into Palang Khali, Bangladesh, in November  2017:  Some 64 members of the Rohingya community arrived in Ireland in 2009.  Photograph: Hannah McKay

A report into the resettlement of more than 60 Rohingya people in Carlow more than a decade ago has warned of the educational and professional barrier(...)

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