Overall 752,296 new Irish passports have been issued up to December this year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Nearly twice as many people in the United Kingdom are applying for Irish passports this year, than before the British voted to leave the European Unio(...)

Minister of State for Housing Damien English: “We’ll be about a month late in reaching our target. But the target will be met.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government will be “about a month” late in meeting its targets to get homeless families living in hotels out of them, Minister of State for Housin(...)

Former Goal chief executive Barry Andrews with children in Syria. Mr Andrews chose to end his four-year tenure last week. File photograph: Goal

Aid agency Goal is expected to name a new general manager to replace former chief executive Barry Andrews following a board meeting this evening. Mr (...)

A child holds a placard reading “Open the border” during a demonstration in support of refugees and migrants  in Athens, Greece,  late in August. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

The Government has no control over where almost €23 million in funding for the controversial EU-Turkey migration deal ends up, Fianna Fáil’s foreign a(...)

Fianna Fáils Darragh O’Brien. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s decision to call for a Border poll in the wake of the Brexit vote was a strategic mistake, the Fianna Fáil spokesman on foreign affairs an(...)

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