As we move beyond the champagne-or-tears aftermath of the election and review of how Ireland imagines its ambitions might be realised, the scale of the change demanded remains the dominant message.
Wed, 12 Feb, 2020
There were confrontational scenes at a public information meeting in a Waterford town as anti-immigration activists were among people criticising plans to resettle Syrian refugees there.
Tue, 05 Mar, 2019
Estimates on the number of Irish people living illegally in the US range from 10,000 to 50,000.
Sat, 22 Dec, 2018
Roughly 5,000 people, mostly from Central America’s violent and unstable “Northern Triangle” of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are reportedly making their way through Mexico with the intention of claiming asylum at the U.S. border.
Fri, 26 Oct, 2018
When the American Civil Liberties Union filed law suits on behalf of families separated at the US border with Mexico, it was the latest demonstration of what its leaders have willed it to become — a rapid legal assault force against the Trump administration, writes
Sat, 04 Aug, 2018
Irish people's level of support for immigrants is among the lowest in Europe.
Thu, 29 Mar, 2018
Young immigrants who fail to register for an Irish Residence Permit at 16 face huge problems in accessing work, education or housing.
Wed, 17 Jan, 2018
One of the lessons from the 2015 refugee crisis is that the EU will need to develop a far stronger common foreign and security policy, says
Wed, 20 Sep, 2017
The minister for the diaspora is surprised the estimated number of illegal immigrants living in the US has now been reduced to just 10,000.
Wed, 09 Aug, 2017
French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has outlined a plan to address the high number of migrants arriving in the country.
Wed, 12 Jul, 2017
Ireland has escaped the unfortunate side of immigration — so far at least.
Wed, 31 May, 2017
The 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants in America are at the “forefront” of the Government’s mind, amid changing US policy.
Fri, 05 May, 2017
Irish people in the US are questioning their future after President Trump’s latest raft of measures to clamp down on undocumented immigrants.
Thu, 23 Feb, 2017
The Homeland Security Department is greatly expanding the number of people living in the US illegally who are considered a deportation priority.
Tue, 21 Feb, 2017
The fierce battle over Donald Trump's travel and refugee ban is heading for a possible final showdown at the US Supreme Court.
Tue, 07 Feb, 2017
The absurdity of the perceived threat posed by refugees and immigrants from ‘banned’ countries is about politics not US security, writes.
Thu, 02 Feb, 2017
President Donald Trump has signed executive actions to jump-start construction of a US-Mexico border wall and block federal grants from immigrant-protecting "sanctuary cities".
Wed, 25 Jan, 2017
Immigrants and their supporters have added their voices to those who have been marching and protesting over Donald Trump's presidential win.
Sun, 13 Nov, 2016
Immigrants are being encouraged to get involved in their local communities and in political life.
Sun, 28 Aug, 2016
Donald Trump would force Mexico to pay for a border wall by cutting off billions of dollars in remittances sent by immigrants living in the US.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2016
Once again, Europe has had to bear the consequences of the years of alienation and separation of its large community of migrants. And, once again, we are witnessing the carnage brought about by young men lured down the road to ruin.
Mon, 28 Mar, 2016
US authorities could soon be snooping on social media posts from would-be immigrants in a new effort to close security gaps in the country’s visa system.
Wed, 16 Dec, 2015
US Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says it was ludicrous to describe his use of the term “anchor babies” as offensive to immigrants, saying his original comments referred more to Asians coming to the US to give birth.
Wed, 26 Aug, 2015
AS a frontline organisation and independent law centre which has supported 19 victims of trafficking in the past year, the Immigrant Council of Ireland welcomes the commitment of the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, to prioritising the Sexual Offences Bill in the coming Oireachtas term (‘Minister to proceed with plan to criminalise sex buyers’, Irish Examiner, August 14).
Mon, 17 Aug, 2015
More than half of people questioned for a survey for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission do not believe that the rights of minority groups are respected.
Thu, 30 Jul, 2015
Hundreds of foreign students facing massive debts after an English-language college in Dublin closed without warning have been hit with a second scandal — the college never registered them as immigrants.
Sat, 17 May, 2014