Oughterard

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 Children at a community event at Ballyhaunis GAA club in 2015. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Ballyhaunis is a positive example of a rural town that has “embraced diversity,” Minister of State for immigration and integration David Stanton has s(...)

There have been several recent high-profile incidents of racism  including online death threats made against   Fiona Ryan and Jon Mathis, who appeared in a Lidl advert. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The judge who officiates at citizenship ceremonies has called for new legislation to combat hate crime amid increasing reports of attacks on minoritie(...)

Mr Justice Bryan McMahon said he did not see any immediate alternatives to the direct provision system. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Locals in Oughterard protesting against a direct provision centre in the town were “used” by outsiders seeking to further their own political agenda, (...)

Ivor and Mary Davies who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday in the local Hotel Rosslare as a gesture of support for the hotel and its asylum seeker residents.

A couple in their 80s say they chose to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in their local Co Wexford hotel, currently being used as emergency ac(...)

Mosney refugee reception centre in county Meath.

Ireland must do more to speed up the process for assessing asylum seekers’ claims, a senior United Nations official has warned. The United Nations Hi(...)

Mark Cagney: Having exited his longtime role as host of Virgin Media’s television show Ireland AM, he has recently been popping up on Newstalk, in this instance as a stand-in for Ivan Yates. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

With much of last week spent in expectation of the coming storm, intense speculation about its impact dominates conversation on the airwaves. There ar(...)

Simon Coveney said the Government could not ‘magic’ homes for 7,000 people overnight. File photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

People calling for an end to the direct provision system for asylum seekers “are not living in the real world”, Simon Coveney has said. The Minister (...)

The Irish bishops pointed out that last Sunday the Church celebrated World Day of Migrants and Refugees and that, to mark the day, Pope Francis unveiled a sculpture of migrants and refugees in St Peter’s Square in Rome titled Angels Unawares. Photograph: EPA/Vatican Media

The Catholic bishops have warned against the activities of anti-immigrant groups in Ireland, particularly on social media. They expressed “deep concer(...)

Some of the people taking part in the silent protest walk in Oughterard on Saturday against a direct provision centre at the former Connemara Gateway Hotel. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

On Tuesday morning, following weeks of protests in Oughterard, the developer of the former Connemara Gateway Hotel announced he had withdrawn his tend(...)

Jubilant protesters  at  the Connemara Gateway hotel  outside Oughterard on Tuesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The first thing Barry Clifford did on Tuesday morning when he arrived at the former Connemara Gateway hotel outside Oughterard in Connemara was to sha(...)

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