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#Asylum Seekers

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

'There had been enormous worry': Direct Provision centre to remain open - and three others get the green light
# Clondalkin Towers
# Clondalkin Towers

'There had been enormous worry': Direct Provision centre to remain open - and three others get the green light

Mar 13th 2019, 8:52 AM 19,300 Views 57 Comments

About 70 residents at the Clondalkin centre have protected status and faced the risk of becoming homeless.

Direct provision: Complaints about lack of cooking facilities, accommodation and refusals of transfer requests
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Direct provision: Complaints about lack of cooking facilities, accommodation and refusals of transfer requests

Mar 13th 2019, 6:10 AM 15,033 Views 45 Comments

Complaints from residents were about food, lack of cooking facilities and the availability of transport.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Direct Provision: Nearly 100 people relocated from Monaghan hotel
# INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION
# INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION

Direct Provision: Nearly 100 people relocated from Monaghan hotel

Mar 12th 2019, 6:05 AM 33,958 Views 47 Comments

There are concerns about the level of service provision for those living in RIA-sourced emergency accommodation.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision

Mar 10th 2019, 6:59 AM 23,063 Views 0 Comments

“One of the guys was very annoying and used to harass me, he always tried to touch me.”

'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre
# Clondalkin Towers
# Clondalkin Towers

'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre

Mar 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 15,952 Views 0 Comments

Nineteen refugees are among dozens of people searching for a new place to live.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness

Feb 24th 2019, 10:00 PM 37,392 Views 21 Comments

Clondalkin Towers is set to close in June and many residents are struggling to secure new accommodation.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Confrontation at 'No To Racism' rally in Rooskey
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Confrontation at 'No To Racism' rally in Rooskey

Feb 17th 2019, 6:54 PM 57,138 Views 87 Comments

The rally follows Monday night’s fire at the Shannon Key West Hotel, earmarked for asylum seekers.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Private company paid €1.6 million in 4 months to find emergency accommodation for asylum seekers
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Private company paid €1.6 million in 4 months to find emergency accommodation for asylum seekers

Feb 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 34,669 Views 53 Comments

195 people are currently living in hotels and B&Bs in the Cavan-Monaghan area.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Roosky hotel fire may have been premeditated and prepared for days beforehand gardaí believe
# ROOSKY FIRE
# ROOSKY FIRE

Roosky hotel fire may have been premeditated and prepared for days beforehand gardaí believe

Feb 12th 2019, 9:15 PM 14,312 Views 62 Comments

This is the second fire in five weeks at the Co Leitrim premises.

'They were not deterred': Three people were in building when fires started at Roosky hotel
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

'They were not deterred': Three people were in building when fires started at Roosky hotel

Feb 12th 2019, 12:02 PM 15,755 Views 93 Comments

The Shannon Key West hotel has been earmarked as a premises for asylum seekers to reside in.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 11 January, 2019

'This should be treated as a hate crime': Concern expressed after fire at hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre
# Rooskey
# Rooskey

'This should be treated as a hate crime': Concern expressed after fire at hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre

Updated Jan 11th 2019, 2:10 PM 42,771 Views 113 Comments

The cause of the fire is not yet known, and an investigation has been launched by gardaí.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Fire breaks out at hotel to be used as Direct Provision centre on Leitrim-Roscommon border
# Rooskey
# Rooskey

Fire breaks out at hotel to be used as Direct Provision centre on Leitrim-Roscommon border

Jan 10th 2019, 9:37 PM 41,180 Views 126 Comments

The fire broke out shortly before 8pm.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 5 January, 2019

'It brought out that voice and helped connect me to others': This Cork radio station is helping asylum seekers tell their stories
# Life On Standby
# Life On Standby

'It brought out that voice and helped connect me to others': This Cork radio station is helping asylum seekers tell their stories

Jan 5th 2019, 7:00 AM 12,249 Views 3 Comments

The two-part series titled ‘Life on Standby’ will explore the stories of those living in Direct Provision and local Irish advocates.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Dutch church holds month-long 'marathon mass' to protect refugee family from deportation
# Bethel
# Bethel

Dutch church holds month-long 'marathon mass' to protect refugee family from deportation

Dec 4th 2018, 12:29 PM 17,522 Views 34 Comments

Under Dutch law, police are unable to raid places of worship while services are ongoing.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 26 November, 2018

Moville community galvanised to help following arson attack at hotel being prepared for asylum seekers
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Moville community galvanised to help following arson attack at hotel being prepared for asylum seekers

Nov 26th 2018, 8:07 AM 20,680 Views 104 Comments

The Inishowen Together group said it was a “hateful and cowardly act”.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 16 November, 2018

Injunction sought preventing hotel being used as accommodation for asylum seekers
# Leitrim
# Leitrim

Injunction sought preventing hotel being used as accommodation for asylum seekers

Nov 16th 2018, 9:14 AM 22,840 Views 0 Comments

A company wants to develop the Shannon Key West Hotel into a tourist hotel.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'A stain on our society': What the presidential candidates think about Direct Provision
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

'A stain on our society': What the presidential candidates think about Direct Provision

Oct 21st 2018, 9:30 AM 20,910 Views 48 Comments

Some are in favour of a blanket amnesty for people living in the system for more than five years.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules
# Right To Work
# Right To Work

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules

Jun 27th 2018, 4:58 PM 49,485 Views 148 Comments

Over 3,000 people will be eligible for the new scheme which will allow asylum seekers take up temporary and permanent positions.

Opinion: The immigration crisis may spell the end of the European dream
# Read Me
# Read Me

Opinion: The immigration crisis may spell the end of the European dream

Jun 27th 2018, 7:00 AM 41,060 Views 104 Comments

If the Member States fail to reach agreement on a way of stemming and regulating the influx of immigrants and asylum seekers, the European project itself may be dealt a fatal blow, writes President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 25 June, 2018

Trump calls for 'these people' to be deported 'without courts or judges'
# Strongman
# Strongman

Trump calls for 'these people' to be deported 'without courts or judges'

Jun 25th 2018, 7:32 AM 28,751 Views 98 Comments

The American president appears to be suggesting that asylum-seekers should be denied due process when attempting to enter the US.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 18 June, 2018

Opinion: 'Direct provision has been a disaster'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Opinion: 'Direct provision has been a disaster'

Jun 18th 2018, 7:00 AM 30,856 Views 58 Comments

Numerous reports and recommendations have cast a light on the failings, writes Ronan Herlihy.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 2 April, 2018

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped

Apr 2nd 2018, 7:30 PM 19,825 Views 54 Comments

The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 1 April, 2018

The tourism trade wants to hire asylum seekers to plug skills gaps
# Right To Work
# Right To Work

The tourism trade wants to hire asylum seekers to plug skills gaps

Apr 1st 2018, 10:30 AM 18,533 Views 102 Comments

The hospitality sector has been complaining of growing staff shortages.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

The tourism trade wants to hire asylum seekers to plug skills gaps
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

The tourism trade wants to hire asylum seekers to plug skills gaps

Mar 28th 2018, 3:15 PM 1,476 Views 5 Comments

The hospitality sector has been complaining of growing staff shortages.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'Out of reach': A month after landmark court ruling, no asylum seeker has applied for work permit here
# Right To Work
# Right To Work

'Out of reach': A month after landmark court ruling, no asylum seeker has applied for work permit here

Mar 22nd 2018, 6:01 AM 19,230 Views 37 Comments

Critics say the barriers that remain in place act as a deterrent for asylum seekers to get an employment permit.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 19 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 19th 2018, 10:00 PM 92,504 Views 103 Comments

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

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'
# Syria To Ireland
# Syria To Ireland

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'

Mar 18th 2018, 3:00 PM 27,338 Views 65 Comments

A Syrian refugee explains why he left his home country to start a new life in Ireland.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Single refugees in Ballaghaderreen are relying on housing offers from the Irish public
# Integration
# Integration

Single refugees in Ballaghaderreen are relying on housing offers from the Irish public

Mar 14th 2018, 6:05 AM 24,148 Views 53 Comments

The Department of Justice said due to the shortage of social housing the decision has been taken to only resettle people outside of high demand areas.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work

Mar 10th 2018, 12:05 AM 42,288 Views 119 Comments

There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Lisdoonvarna locals say they'll welcome 30 asylum seekers next week ... but no more than that
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Lisdoonvarna locals say they'll welcome 30 asylum seekers next week ... but no more than that

Mar 6th 2018, 6:10 PM 26,174 Views 146 Comments

The first of 115 asylum seekers are due to arrive in the town on Monday.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 9 February, 2018

Supreme Court formally declares end to ban preventing asylum seekers from working
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Supreme Court formally declares end to ban preventing asylum seekers from working

Feb 9th 2018, 12:00 PM 22,685 Views 166 Comments

The court found the ban to be unconstitutional “in principle” last May and the cabinet agreed to lift the ban last November.

'Why not allow asylum seekers work where they want and pay taxes like everyone else?'
# Right To Work
# Right To Work

'Why not allow asylum seekers work where they want and pay taxes like everyone else?'

Feb 9th 2018, 7:01 AM 23,926 Views 130 Comments

‘Why not allow asylum seekers work where they want and pay taxes like everyone else?’, writes Sorcha Grisewood.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 19 January, 2018

Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC
# University Of Sanctuary
# University Of Sanctuary

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

Jan 19th 2018, 6:20 AM 23,000 Views 61 Comments

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

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Asylum seekers may only be allowed to work in certain jobs
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Asylum seekers may only be allowed to work in certain jobs

Nov 21st 2017, 10:10 PM 24,043 Views 113 Comments

In May, the Supreme Court said the ban on asylum seekers working was unconstitutional.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Those in Direct Provision will be allowed to work, Minister confirms
# Employment Rights
# Employment Rights

Those in Direct Provision will be allowed to work, Minister confirms

Oct 4th 2017, 4:11 PM 13,671 Views 112 Comments

Each person living in Direct Provision receives an allowance of €21 a week.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'An inhumane action': Eviction orders issued to asylum seekers in direct provision
# Department Of Justice
# Department Of Justice

'An inhumane action': Eviction orders issued to asylum seekers in direct provision

Sep 20th 2017, 6:33 PM 21,384 Views 89 Comments

Nasc says that those issued with eviction orders will become “homeless and destitute”.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'

Sep 10th 2017, 8:30 AM 10,814 Views 150 Comments

The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 4 August, 2017

Gardaí use golf buggy to track two Afghani asylum seekers who escaped onto Irish course
# Thin Green Line
# Thin Green Line

Gardaí use golf buggy to track two Afghani asylum seekers who escaped onto Irish course

Aug 4th 2017, 6:15 AM 32,534 Views 67 Comments

The men managed to stow themselves away on a truck headed to Wicklow.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 28 July, 2017

Government defends lack of information on people who died in direct provision
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Government defends lack of information on people who died in direct provision

Jul 28th 2017, 6:00 AM 6,367 Views 14 Comments

Over the past 10 years, 44 people have died in direct provision.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

The food is 'horrible' and the men are 'creepy' - Children in direct provision speak out
# Waiting For Asylum
# Waiting For Asylum

The food is 'horrible' and the men are 'creepy' - Children in direct provision speak out

Jul 19th 2017, 7:00 AM 68,116 Views 218 Comments

It’s part of a report commissioned by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.