A cruise liner came to the rescue of the overloaded trawler carrying migrants

Migrants refuse to get off liner in Cyprus

25 Sep More than 300 mostly Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner on Thursday refused to disembark in Cyprus's southern port of Limassol and are demanding instead to be taken to Italy, the cruise company has said.

People had been protesting for the past ten days

Protest at Cork asylum centre ends

24 Sep A ten-day protest at the Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre in Cork is over, following talks between residents and the management company.

Merchants Quay Ireland says up to 150 people are sleeping rough in Dublin

Increase in homelessness and drug use highlighted

12 Sep Up to 150 people a night are sleeping rough on the streets of Dublin and the over-priced rental market and is trapping more and more people in homelessness, according to the CEO of Merchants Quay Ireland.

The number of people over 85 will have doubled in just over a decade

Number of those aged over 85 set to double

01 Sep A report by Social Justice Ireland says the number of people in Ireland aged over 85 will double in just over a decade, meaning greater demand for healthcare facilities and services.

The team will establish all of the factual circumstances and the chain of communication between different service providers

HSE publishes Terms of Reference in abortion case

22 Aug The HSE has published the Terms of Reference and the four members of the internal review team will examine the care of a young woman who had her pregnancy ended prematurely in controversial circumstances.

The devotees gathered on Kamadgiri hill for Somvati Amavasya, a new moon event to honour Lord Shiva

Ten people die in stampede in India

25 Aug A stampede at a Hindu temple in central India has killed at least ten people and injured scores, the latest in a string of deadly accidents at mass religious events, officials said this afternoon.

George Pell was handpicked by Pope Francis to be head of a new Vatican finance ministry

Top Vatican figure in row over abuse comments

22 Aug Australia's leading Catholic cleric George Pell, a top Vatican official, has come under fire after drawing an analogy between the church's response to child abuse and a trucking company.