Ballinamore

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Cork Rebels for Peace Rally outside Cork City Hall.  Photograph: Barry Roche

Cork is an open, welcoming city that rejects the politics of hate fomented by far right groups under the guise of seeking to protect freedom of speech(...)

Minister of State for Immigration David Stanton said State-owned land could be used to provide direct-provision accommodation for the growing number of asylum seekers arriving in the country.

Vacated barracks and defence forces accommodation could be used to house asylum seekers in the future, the Department of Justice has confirmed. The(...)

An aerial view of the building in Ballinamore Co Leitrim that has been proposed to accommodate asylum seekers. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The protest in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim, against the proposed accomodation of asylum-seekers in an apartment complex, is to be stood down with immediat(...)

Leitrim County Councillors condemned an arson attack on Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny’s car last week. Photograph: supplied by Brian Farrell

Leitrim county councillors have unanimously agreed to ask the Department of Justice to amend its plan to accommodate 130 asylum seekers at one locatio(...)

Martin Kenny: The Sinn Féin TD ’s  car was set alight in an apparent arson attack outside his home a week ago.

A group of Ballinamore residents who are set to form a welcoming committee in the Co Leitrim town this week say they want an “alternative voice” to be(...)

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(...)

The car is seen on fire outside the family home. Photograph supplied by Brian Farrell

One of the first people Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny thought of when his family car was set alight outside his home while his wife and three of his child(...)

Former minister for justice and attorney general Senator Michael McDowell has criticised the suspected arson attack on a car belonging to Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny. Photograph: Collins

Former minister for justice and attorney general, Senator Michael McDowell has described the suspected arson attack on a car outside the house of Sinn(...)

Some people in Ballinamore are opposed to plans to move up to 130 asylum seekers to the town. Photograph: Google Streetview

The Department of Justice has declined to say if its plans to accommodate up to 130 asylum seekers in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim have been paused, as cla(...)

The Department of Justice said it was working to secure new accommodation centres for International Protection applicants, and had reached agreement with a provider in Ballinamore. Image: Google Streetview.

A “crisis meeting” took place in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim on Sunday night over Department of Justice plans to accommodate asylum seekers in the town. (...)

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