Analysis found that supports for those living in Direct Provision have not improved in any meaningful way

Direct Provision recommendations not implemented

27 Apr A judge who chaired the government's review of the State's treatment of asylum seekers has called for the immediate regularisation of the status of about 2,500 people who have been here for five years or more.

Fr John Sullivan died in 1933

Pope approves Irish priest for beatification

27 Apr Pope Francis has approved the beatification of a Dublin priest John O'Sullivan celebrated for his work with the sick and dying in the then-impoverished villages of Co Kildare in the early 20th Century.

The Bru Aimsir shelter accommodates 100 homeless people a night

Concern over Dublin homeless shelter closure

26 Apr Homelessness charities have expressed surprise and concern about the planned closure of a rough sleeper facility in Dublin, while another emergency hostel is to close to allow for the development of long-term accommodation for homeless people.

Henry Moloney began serving a three-year jail term last December

Former priest files defence over abuse allegation

18 Apr A west African man who claims he was abused by an Irish missionary priest today welcomed the filing by the priest's order of a defence in a High Court civil action arising from the allegations.

Pope Francis welcomes the group of Syrian refugees that flew with him after landing at Ciampino airport in Rome this afternoon

Pope takes three Syrian families back to Vatican

16 Apr Pope Francis, who visited the Greek migrant hotspot island of Lesbos, took three Syrian families with him on the papal plane back to the Vatican, describing the move as a "humanitarian gesture... (but) a drop in the ocean".