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#Asylum Seekers

# asylum-seekers - Monday 18 November, 2019

FG candidate Verona Murphy apologises for saying some asylum seekers need to be 'deprogrammed'
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

FG candidate Verona Murphy apologises for saying some asylum seekers need to be 'deprogrammed'

Nov 18th 2019, 9:06 AM 43,092 Views 137 Comments

Murphy is a candidate in the upcoming Wexford by-election.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Up to 4.8m unauthorised migrants lived in Europe in 2017 - that's less than 1% of the population
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Up to 4.8m unauthorised migrants lived in Europe in 2017 - that's less than 1% of the population

Nov 13th 2019, 9:55 PM 10,876 Views 46 Comments

An ‘unauthorised migrant’ was defined as a foreigner who entered the country illegally, or asylum seekers waiting to be processed.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving
# Travel To Work
# Travel To Work

Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving

Nov 7th 2019, 6:30 AM 27,752 Views 104 Comments

Leo Varadkar says the rules were changed to allow asylum seekers to work, therefore they should be allowed to drive to that workplace.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Minister has 'constructive' meeting with locals about Direct Provision centre in Ballinamore
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Minister has 'constructive' meeting with locals about Direct Provision centre in Ballinamore

Nov 5th 2019, 8:12 PM 12,063 Views 16 Comments

Plans to house over 100 asylum seekers in the town have been postponed amid protests.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'A Lightning Rod': Anti-immigrant rhetoric, Ireland's Direct Provision system and Carrickmacross
# Co Monaghan
# Co Monaghan

'A Lightning Rod': Anti-immigrant rhetoric, Ireland's Direct Provision system and Carrickmacross

Oct 30th 2019, 12:05 AM 37,740 Views 0 Comments

The Co Monaghan town was the first to accommodate asylum seekers in emergency accommodation last year.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Police investigating deaths of 39 Essex lorry victims seeking to track brothers from Armagh
# Essex
# Essex

Police investigating deaths of 39 Essex lorry victims seeking to track brothers from Armagh

Oct 29th 2019, 2:05 PM 38,574 Views 0 Comments

Ronan and Christopher Hughes are believed to have links in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

State paying hotels and guesthouses €462,000 per week to accommodate asylum seekers
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

State paying hotels and guesthouses €462,000 per week to accommodate asylum seekers

Oct 16th 2019, 9:45 PM 23,414 Views 37 Comments

€18 million was spent on emergency accommodation for asylum seekers in the first nine months of 2019.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Upgrade works due to be completed at Direct Provision centre in July still haven't started
# Clondalkin Towers
# Clondalkin Towers

Upgrade works due to be completed at Direct Provision centre in July still haven't started

Oct 13th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,917 Views 7 Comments

Residents in Clondalkin Towers say they have been told that the works may not commence until next year.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 23 September, 2019

'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation
# Oughterard
# Oughterard

'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation

Sep 23rd 2019, 10:49 PM 28,131 Views 91 Comments

The Justice Minister says over 1,300 asylum seekers are currently in emergency accommodation.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Protest in Oughterard over Direct Provision centre concerns
# Galway
# Galway

Protest in Oughterard over Direct Provision centre concerns

Sep 14th 2019, 4:00 PM 23,362 Views 45 Comments

Hundreds of people took part in the protest in the Galway town.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 13 September, 2019

Taoiseach calls on Galway TD to withdraw remarks made at direct provision centre public meeting
# Noel Grealish
# Noel Grealish

Taoiseach calls on Galway TD to withdraw remarks made at direct provision centre public meeting

Sep 13th 2019, 10:58 AM 28,408 Views 0 Comments

Footage shared on social media shows Noel Grealish referencing “economic migrants” from Africa coming to “sponge off us”.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Justice Minister Flanagan 'very disappointed' over comments made at Galway direct provision centre meeting
# Oughterard
# Oughterard

Justice Minister Flanagan 'very disappointed' over comments made at Galway direct provision centre meeting

Sep 12th 2019, 8:48 PM 33,451 Views 113 Comments

Locals expressed their frustration at a meeting in Oughterard yesterday evening.

'There's an absence of information': Calls for clarity after 700 people attend meeting about Galway direct provision centre
# Oughterard
# Oughterard

'There's an absence of information': Calls for clarity after 700 people attend meeting about Galway direct provision centre

Sep 12th 2019, 5:18 PM 25,482 Views 50 Comments

Locals are concerned about what it would mean for the town if the building accommodates asylum seekers.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Government to spend €65 million on new Direct Provision centres in four counties
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Government to spend €65 million on new Direct Provision centres in four counties

Aug 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 36,243 Views 117 Comments

The Department of Justice & Equality has struggled to open new centres since 2018.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Emergency accommodation for asylum seekers costs three times more than Direct Provision centres
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Emergency accommodation for asylum seekers costs three times more than Direct Provision centres

Aug 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,786 Views 71 Comments

Over 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 19 August, 2019

Asylum seekers forced to wash clothes in sinks at Dublin hotel
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Asylum seekers forced to wash clothes in sinks at Dublin hotel

Aug 19th 2019, 12:05 AM 35,398 Views 110 Comments

Over 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 4 August, 2019

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent

Aug 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 39,140 Views 0 Comments

Residents in Direct Provision centres have claimed the practice is commonplace.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Three men who made their way to Ireland hidden on indie band's truck claim asylum
# Sudanese Nationals
# Sudanese Nationals

Three men who made their way to Ireland hidden on indie band's truck claim asylum

Jul 30th 2019, 5:13 PM 32,944 Views 104 Comments

The band Two Door Cinema Club first made the discovery after the men emerged from the truck’s spare tyre compartment.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Fresh concerns over Direct Provision after incident involving children at Cork centre
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Fresh concerns over Direct Provision after incident involving children at Cork centre

Jul 23rd 2019, 12:02 AM 39,250 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Justice says it is aware of an incident in the centre.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 12 July, 2019

Call for Ireland to accept Brexit-delayed asylum applications that would otherwise be transferred to UK
# Legal Limbo
# Legal Limbo

Call for Ireland to accept Brexit-delayed asylum applications that would otherwise be transferred to UK

Jul 12th 2019, 6:05 AM 27,612 Views 39 Comments

A report by the Irish Refugee Council says Ireland has “typically chosen to follow the UK’s lead” on asylum issues.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 6 July, 2019

NGOs asked by justice department to help asylum seekers in emergency accommodation 'as soon as possible'
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

NGOs asked by justice department to help asylum seekers in emergency accommodation 'as soon as possible'

Jul 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 16,958 Views 73 Comments

There are now 777 people living in emergency set-ups in 25 counties around Ireland.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 4 July, 2019

'Difficulty accessing services': Complaints from asylum seekers living in hotels raised with Ombudsman
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'Difficulty accessing services': Complaints from asylum seekers living in hotels raised with Ombudsman

Jul 4th 2019, 6:05 AM 9,545 Views 18 Comments

There are now 777 people living in emergency set-ups in 25 counties around Ireland.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

'Horrifying image' of drowned father and daughter crossing Rio Grande increases spotlight on US immigration
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

'Horrifying image' of drowned father and daughter crossing Rio Grande increases spotlight on US immigration

Jun 26th 2019, 8:39 AM 42,559 Views 88 Comments

The photo is reminiscent of the 2015 image of Syrian child Alan Kurdi who died in the Mediterranean near Turkey.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

200 people to be moved as Dublin city Direct Provision centre closes down
# Hatch Hall
# Hatch Hall

200 people to be moved as Dublin city Direct Provision centre closes down

Jun 19th 2019, 4:05 PM 24,940 Views 25 Comments

It was reported in March that Hatch Hall will be turned into a 5-star hotel.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 26 May, 2019

'Deeply concerned': Calls for vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'Deeply concerned': Calls for vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers

May 26th 2019, 3:00 PM 14,542 Views 30 Comments

These assessments are legally required.

Department of Justice sounded warning over plans to almost double allowance for asylum seekers living in direct provision
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Department of Justice sounded warning over plans to almost double allowance for asylum seekers living in direct provision

May 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 24,612 Views 25 Comments

Officials said changes to allow residents of asylum centres to work had created “most generous” system in EU.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase the number of asylum seekers and refugees it takes in annually?
# European Elections 2019
# European Elections 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase the number of asylum seekers and refugees it takes in annually?

May 16th 2019, 6:09 PM 3,636 Views 3 Comments

There were mixed answers from candidates on whether Ireland should accept more refugees or not.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Courtown community 'not consulted' over decision to move Direct Provision residents to local hotel
# Wexford
# Wexford

Courtown community 'not consulted' over decision to move Direct Provision residents to local hotel

May 15th 2019, 6:15 AM 45,031 Views 72 Comments

Locals have claimed a hotel in the town will be used as a permanent centre for four years.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Concerns raised about fire safety issues at hotel earmarked to house asylum seekers before arson attacks
# Rooskey
# Rooskey

Concerns raised about fire safety issues at hotel earmarked to house asylum seekers before arson attacks

May 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 10,936 Views 0 Comments

Plans to open a Direct Provision centre in Rooskey were scrapped based on legal advice.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 6 May, 2019

Fears over legal challenge 'disrupting' asylum seekers led to Direct Provision centre being scrapped
# Rooskey
# Rooskey

Fears over legal challenge 'disrupting' asylum seekers led to Direct Provision centre being scrapped

May 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 17,213 Views 0 Comments

The proposal was affected by a number of legal and planning issues, as well as suspected arson attacks.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 5 May, 2019

'He has no one to talk to': Concerns raised around potential lack of schooling for 86 children of asylum seekers
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'He has no one to talk to': Concerns raised around potential lack of schooling for 86 children of asylum seekers

May 5th 2019, 12:05 AM 18,316 Views 14 Comments

There are currently over 500 people asylum seekers living in emergency accommodation.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 3 May, 2019

Calls for submissions on Direct Provision and asylum application improvements
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Calls for submissions on Direct Provision and asylum application improvements

May 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 12,491 Views 22 Comments

The current system was established in 1999 in response to a sharp increase in people seeking asylum in Ireland.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Cork launches plan to better integrate refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
# City Of Sanctuary
# City Of Sanctuary

Cork launches plan to better integrate refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

Mar 30th 2019, 9:30 AM 18,319 Views 46 Comments

Cork will be the latest area to become a so-called place of sanctuary – making it part of a wider national, and indeed international, movement.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Residents stage protest at Direct Provision centre in Cork
# Clonakilty Lodge
# Clonakilty Lodge

Residents stage protest at Direct Provision centre in Cork

Mar 26th 2019, 2:26 PM 23,719 Views 8 Comments

They are unhappy they did not get to meet Minister David Stanton when he visited the centre yesterday.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 25 March, 2019

'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre
# Watergate House
# Watergate House

'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre

Mar 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,872 Views 47 Comments

The centre accommodated around 50 asylum seekers before it closed last June.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 22 March, 2019

Payments to private Direct Provision firms rise to €72m after 18% increase in asylum seekers
# Mosney
# Mosney

Payments to private Direct Provision firms rise to €72m after 18% increase in asylum seekers

Mar 22nd 2019, 7:10 PM 20,132 Views 50 Comments

The firm that operates the Direct Provision centre in Mosney, Co Meath received the highest payment of €8.69 million.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Plan to open Direct Provision centre in Leitrim scrapped
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Plan to open Direct Provision centre in Leitrim scrapped

Updated Mar 21st 2019, 1:51 PM 27,113 Views 121 Comments

The Department of Justice said the decision is not related to suspected arson attacks at the former hotel.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'

Mar 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 20,451 Views 0 Comments

Parents talk to us about why they are seeking asylum in Ireland and the impact of raising a family in an institutionalised setting.

Having to cross the border or stay overnight: Concerns raised about location of rural Direct Provision centres
# Arson Attacks
# Arson Attacks

Having to cross the border or stay overnight: Concerns raised about location of rural Direct Provision centres

Mar 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 30,729 Views 16 Comments

It’s a criminal offence for asylum seekers to cross the border into Northern Ireland.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 14 March, 2019

'Considerable challenges': Direct Provision residents facing employment barriers despite right-to-work
# Right To Work
# Right To Work

'Considerable challenges': Direct Provision residents facing employment barriers despite right-to-work

Mar 14th 2019, 6:30 AM 12,630 Views 0 Comments

Only 15% of the adult population of Direct Provision have taken up work since the right to work was granted last year.