Ireland is 'softest target in EU for drug smugglers' after Defence Forces cuts

Cutbacks in the Defence Forces, coupled with an ever-increasing shortage of naval personnel, have made Ireland the softest target in the EU for international drug smugglers, a security expert has warned.

Swedish town to integrate refugees by housing them with pensioners

The first residents have moved into a new housing scheme that mixes seniors, young people and foreigners who came to Sweden as unaccompanied minors seeking asylum. They are required to socialize with each other.

Taoiseach 'glad' Verona Murphy was not elected

The Taoiseach has said he is glad that Verona Murphy did not get elected in the Wexford by-election.

Rise in the number of people trying to illegally enter Ireland through Cork Airport

THE number of people trying to sneak into Ireland through Cork Airport and the Port of Cork has increased in the past year, with gardaĆ­ believing many want to access the UK before Brexit.

Council chief denies 'Offaly citizens' seeking houses are discriminated against

THE chief executive of Offaly County Council has denied a claim that its social housing policy favours migrants over local people who have been on the waiting list for years.

New Zealanders hand in 50,000 guns after assault weapon ban

New Zealand authorities have said their country will be a safer place after owners handed in more than 50,000 guns during a buyback programme following a ban on assault weapons.

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