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#Asylum seeker

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Failed asylum seeker claims he was abandoned by gardaí at airport six months ago

The man claims he was left in an airport terminal without money, a telephone or his luggage, the High Court heard.

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson begs Donald Trump for political asylum following court retrial

He claimed he would be killed by ‘jihadi gangs’ if he is sent to prison.

# asylum-seeker - Sunday 16 June, 2019

The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony?

Who was Sylva Tukula and what does her death mean for Ireland?

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times

Some people are waiting over two years for a decision on their asylum application.

# asylum-seeker - Monday 19 March, 2018

'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that'

A Sudanese journalist and painter talks about fleeing his home country after receiving death threats.

# asylum-seeker - Friday 19 January, 2018

Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC

The college joins DCU and UL as a University of Sanctuary.


Mother and baby homes: A tough week for survivors

Last night the Dáil passed a controversial bill that allows the transfer of a database of 60,000 records created by Commission of Investigation into mother and baby homes to Tusla. The move has prompted outrage from many quarters.

# asylum-seeker - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Minister asks for report from Direct Provision centre after asylum seekers 'denied Christmas celebrations'

The asylum seekers said they had organised celebrations but were not able to hold them in the planned space.

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Teenager (17) arrested in Germany for 'allegedly plotting Berlin terror attack'

The man texted his family that “he had joined the jihad”.

Supreme Court says that ban on asylum seekers working is unconstitutional

Over the next six months, the Court has invited interested parties to make submissions on the order.

# asylum-seeker - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Six arrested over 'brutal' assault on teenage asylum seeker in London

A 17-year-old boy sustained serious head injuries in the attack.

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Dublin court unfreezes €100 million worth of Russian tycoon's assets after five year battle

Judge Timothy Lucey also warned gardaí to be careful about what they put in their applications as people had been murdered for political reasons.

# asylum-seeker - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Teenage asylum seeker arrested in Germany on suspicion of medical student's rape and murder

The murder made big news in Germany and was followed by another as yet unsolved crime.

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Hunger-striking Iranian man to be granted access to asylum process

The man was admitted to hospital yesterday after 35 days on hunger strike.

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland

Some 273 asylum seekers have already arrived here from Lebanon.

# asylum-seeker - Monday 29 February, 2016

Asylum seeker (22) jailed for five years for raping woman

He had met her on a night out and offered her a lift home.

# asylum-seeker - Monday 15 February, 2016

Woman raped by asylum seeker says he shouldn't be allowed to remain in the country

The woman was offered a lift home by the man who she met outside a pub in the early hours of the morning.

# asylum-seeker - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Harassment and humiliation in Lebanon: 'If I get into a cab, the driver will try to touch me'

Female refugees living in the country have spoken of sexual harassment and attempts by men to exploit them.

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Teen held after asylum centre worker stabbed to death

Swedish news agency TT said he was 15 years old.

# asylum-seeker - Friday 8 January, 2016

Police say most Cologne mob suspects were asylum seekers

Police have confirmed receiving over 120 complaints of assaults, ranging from groping to two alleged rapes.

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl

The girl and her ‘husband’ were seeking asylum.

# asylum-seeker - Friday 30 October, 2015

Man suspected of killing 4-year-old Bosnian refugee admits murdering another child

The little boy, a Bosnian refugee, was abducted from a registration centre for asylum seekers.

# asylum-seeker - Friday 14 August, 2015

Baggage handlers find man stowed away among the luggage on a plane

The man took advantage of his job at Addis Ababa airport to smuggle himself aboard the Ethiopian Airlines flight.

Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer

The minister for education has intervened in the matter.

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Poll: Should long-term asylum seekers be allowed to work? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should long-term asylum seekers be allowed to work?

A report recommends new asylum seekers should be able to work if they have been waiting more than nine months for a decision.

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

In her own words: One woman's escape from ethnic cleansing

“I pray to God I don’t have to go back to Sudan. At the least, I will be arrested. The least, you understand? I could be killed.”

'In 20 years time Direct Provision centres will be our Magdalene Laundries'

“There’s enough racism and enough anger out there, we don’t need to encourage it more.”

# asylum-seeker - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Third-level grants could be open to asylum seekers next year

Minister Jan O’Sullivan intends on ensuring that people in Direct Provision are able to avail of grants like their classmates are.

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Cork candidates to attend meet and greet with asylum seekers

This follows outrage last week at management rules in asylum centres forbidding candidates from canvassing residents.

# asylum-seeker - Friday 21 March, 2014

940 people sought asylum in Ireland last year

The numbers seeking refuge in EU countries rose 32 per cent in 2013, mainly due to the crisis in Syria.

# asylum-seeker - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Calling someone a ‘foreign pig’ is not racist (according to Swiss law)

However, the highest court in Switzerland did concede it was ‘insulting.

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

How a doctor had his asylum request rejected because someone 'didn't like him'

The finding was made in an extraordinary ruling in the High Court.

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Column: We have bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane asylum process

Our Minister for Justice has bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane and expedient way of processing asylum applications in favour of a new, unwieldy system which will lead only to further delays, writes Fiona Hurley.

# asylum-seeker - Friday 12 July, 2013

PIC: This is what Edward Snowden looks like after 19 days in a Moscow airport

Human Rights Watch has issued a picture of the US fugitive after he met with rights activists in the Moscow airport where he is based today.

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

HSE had 'no proper basis' to refuse payment for woman and suicidal daughter

Kileni, who fled South Africa after the murder of her husband and suffered Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, waited over a year for the payment awarded to her.

# asylum-seeker - Monday 25 March, 2013

Two dead as asylum-seeker boat carrying 95 capsizes

A woman and a young child have died after an overloaded boat carrying 95 asylum-seekers travelling to Australia sank in the Indian Ocean.

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Report questions if Direct Provision conditions 'amount to child abuse'

Poverty, malnutrition, inadequate heating, overcrowding and poor insulation are all impacting on children’s health in Direct Provision, the report says.

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Closure of asylum seekers' centre shows "disregard" for rights

The number of asylum seekers is dropping, so Direct Provision accommodation centres are being consolidated in Ireland.

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Nigerian family deported after long-running legal appeal

Pamela Izevbekhai and her daughters are deported after six years of appeals. How much has it cost Ireland?