Oughterard

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Noel Grealish has held the seat in Galway West   since 2002, first for the PDs and afterwards as an independent. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two months ago Noel Grealish was recorded at a public meeting in Oughterard, called to discuss the potential opening of new accommodation for asylum s(...)

Noel Grealish was nowhere near the Dáil chamber when Leaders’ Questions rolled around again. Photograph: Screengrab from Oireachtas TV

“I like statistics,” remarked the Taoiseach during a discussion on the crime rate in Cork. “I am a believer in science – this is Science Week – and (...)

As an experienced politician and former leader of the Progressive Democrats, Independent TD Noel Grealish is well aware that the fears and concerns of small communities in relation to ‘others’ can be exploited. Photograph: The Irish Times

There was general agreement in the Dáil that Independent TD Noel Grealish had engaged in racism by asking Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for reassurance that (...)

Sr Joan Chittister  and former president Mary McAleese in conversation at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former president Mary McAleese has said it bothers her greatly to see people who are strangers to Ireland treated in ways that are contrary “to the et(...)

Protesters have been urged to ‘stand down’ and help provide accommodation for asylum seekers. Photograph: Conor McKeown

Recent protests calling for an end to the “inhumane” direct provision system are tainted with “racial undertones” and are actually about race and diff(...)

News of plans to use the Achill Head Hotel as a direct provision centre emerged on Wednesday of last week and a heated public meeting took place on the island that night.

Residents on Achill Island, Co Mayo have insisted they are not opposed to having asylum seekers living in their community but are opposed to lack of c(...)

News of plans to use the Achill Head Hotel as a direct provision centre emerged on Wednesday of last week and a heated public meeting took place on the island that night.

A plan to house asylum seekers at a hotel on Achill Island has been postponed due to ongoing protests at the hotel. Some 13 female asylum seekers wer(...)

An aerial view of the building, which includes an apartment complex, in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim that has been proposed to accommodate 130 asylum seekers. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Nearly 400 local people have signed up to man round-the-clock protest shifts in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim against plans to house up to 130 asylum seeker(...)

 Ballinamore residents outside renovated apartments which are  earmarked for 130 refugees. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Objections by locals in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim, to the arrival of up to 130 asylum seekers and refugees which has led to public protests “can be comp(...)

A view of High Street, Ballinamore. Photograph: Google Street View

A protest is under way in Ballinamore Co Leitrim outside an apartment block where the Department of Justice is proposing to accommodate up to 130 asyl(...)

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