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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘the Christian of every generation is called to be awake and attentive to where society is slipping into wrong ways.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has voiced his horror at “the emergence of a new language of racism” in Ireland after it became an i(...)

IHREC chief commissioner Emily Logan warned of “a worrying trend that has seen many countries in Europe and further afield” succumb to populism, unilateralism and racism. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Politicians have been warned against making remarks that discriminate against minorities by the State’s equality commission, which is calling for sanc(...)

Michael Ring: claimed to  his colleagues that Shane Ross is disliked in rural Ireland

A Fine Gael Minister told his colleagues that Shane Ross is disliked in rural Ireland, and an Independent Minister accused Fine Gael of trying to stab(...)

Lalini Veerassamy, chief of mission of International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Ireland, has pointed to ways Direct Provision could be improved. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government’s direct provision system for the housing of asylum seekers seeking international protection is not a bad system, the new head of the U(...)

Galway West TD Noel Grealish. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has called on Galway West TD Noel Grealish to “correct the record” for overstating figures on personal remittanc(...)

Independent TD Noel Grealish raised the issue of personal remittances sent from Ireland to other countries in the Dáil this week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“Disappointment” and “shock” were some of the responses from Irish emigrant support groups to Independent TD Noel Grealish’s comments regarding immigr(...)

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 (...)

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has said its figures on remittances from Ireland to Nigeria, which are significantly lower than those cited on Tuesday by Galway West TD Noel Grealish, are produced in line with best international practice. Image: iStock.

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has said its figures on remittances from Ireland to Nigeria, which are significantly lower than those cited on Tue(...)

A protester attends a demonstration calling for the end of the direct provision system in Dublin in 2017. Photograph: Tom Honan.

The Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has said a lot of concerns raised about direct provision centres prior to their opening have not transpired and they are o(...)

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