Ruairi Casey

Ruairi Casey

Ireland

In Ireland, refugees are organising to reform the asylum system

Around 6,000 asylum seekers live in 35 centres and many complain of poor conditions and lengthy delays in the process.

In Ireland, refugees are organising to reform the asylum system

France

Bells of French cathedrals ring in solemn tribute to Notre Dame

Two days after blaze engulfed landmark, many are grateful its stone structure stood firm and loss was not much greater.

Bells of French cathedrals ring in solemn tribute to Notre Dame

Europe

Over $560m pledged to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Several of France's wealthiest citizens open their wallets to help foot bill of fire-ravaged icon's restoration.

Over $560m pledged to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

France

Notre Dame fire: 'France is crying and the whole world, too'

Paris prosecutor says no sign Notre Dame fire was caused on purpose, as investigators look at roof renovation work.

Notre Dame fire: 'France is crying and the whole world, too'

United Kingdom

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange found guilty of breaching bail terms

Assange faces extradition to US as UK arrests WikiLeaks founder following Ecuador's withdrawal of asylum.

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange found guilty of breaching bail terms

Roma

Britain's Roma community fears post-Brexit future

There are 300,000 Roma in Britain, but some members of persecuted minority lack documentation and could lose residency.

Britain's Roma community fears post-Brexit future

Brexit

Tommy Robinson leads pro-Brexit march, sparking counter-protest

Days before parliament vote on Brexit, far right and anti-fascists hold opposing rallies as police warn of arrests.

Tommy Robinson leads pro-Brexit march, sparking counter-protest

United Kingdom

Syrian refugees guide their way to integration in Oxford museum

Refugees, including Syrians, become volunteer tour guides in Oxford's history museum as part of an integration scheme.

Syrian refugees guide their way to integration in Oxford museum

United Kingdom

Anti-Brexit protesters gather to demand second referendum

Britons march in London demanding 'people's vote' to give public final say on UK's political future as EU talks stall.

Anti-Brexit protesters gather to demand second referendum

United Nations

UN pledges to eradicate peacekeeper sex abuse

Sex abuse scandals have caused immense damage to UN's reputation, particularly in Haiti and Central African Republic.

UN pledges to eradicate peacekeeper sex abuse

Yemen

Yemen is undeniably the world's worst humanitarian crisis: WFP

Chief of UN's food agency raises alert over Yemen's hunger crisis at the UN General Assembly as famine fears loom.

Yemen is undeniably the world's worst humanitarian crisis: WFP

Jerusalem

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas: 'Jerusalem is not for sale'

Palestinians now see US 'with new eyes' and it is no longer a fair mediator in the peace process, says Abbas.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas: 'Jerusalem is not for sale'