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following weeks of protests in Oughterard, the developer of the former Connemara Gateway Hotel announced he had withdrawn his tend(...)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

The owner of the  former Connemara Gateway Hotel had applied to covert the building into a   direct provision centre Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The developer of a hotel in Oughterard which was earmarked to open as a direct provision centre says he has withdrawn his tender and will not be proce(...)

Some of the people taking part in the silent protest   in Oughterard on Saturday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Department of Justice has been sharply criticised by the Bishop of Galway over its lack of consultation with local people amid ongoing controversy(...)

The Eglinton Hotel direct-provision centre in Galway. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Recent improvements to Ireland’s under-pressure direct-provision system could be reversed unless enough space is created for new asylum seekers, the J(...)

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