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#Asylum Seekers

# asylum-seekers - Monday 19 June, 2017

Scholarships to be given to people in Direct Provision as UL becomes a University of Sanctuary
# Recognition
# Recognition

Scholarships to be given to people in Direct Provision as UL becomes a University of Sanctuary

Jun 19th 2017, 5:32 PM 22,627 Views 80 Comments

Seventeen academic scholarships will be made available to applicants aged over 22 and living in direct provision.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

EU takes legal action against Hungary, Poland, and Czechs for refusing to take refugees
# Brussels Frustration
# Brussels Frustration

EU takes legal action against Hungary, Poland, and Czechs for refusing to take refugees

Jun 13th 2017, 7:03 PM 20,237 Views 158 Comments

Around 160,000 migrants in Italy and Greece are to be relocated to other EU states, but that has proven to be a slow process.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 13 March, 2017

Syrian refugees coming to Roscommon will get less than €20-a-week as they await their status
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Syrian refugees coming to Roscommon will get less than €20-a-week as they await their status

Mar 13th 2017, 8:10 PM 27,380 Views 250 Comments

The refugees will be able to claim social welfare if and when they are granted official refugee status.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Rise in deportations 'worrying and stressful' as department denies official crackdown policy
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Rise in deportations 'worrying and stressful' as department denies official crackdown policy

Feb 26th 2017, 7:00 PM 25,360 Views 84 Comments

Asylum seekers also say they are confused about a new refugee application process.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Explainer: Why Australia is worried that Trump won't honour an agreement to accept refugees
# We Had A Deal
# We Had A Deal

Explainer: Why Australia is worried that Trump won't honour an agreement to accept refugees

Feb 2nd 2017, 2:54 PM 17,870 Views 35 Comments

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull struck the deal with President Obama.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 16 January, 2017

'It's a great thing': Trump heralds Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

'It's a great thing': Trump heralds Brexit

Jan 16th 2017, 8:21 AM 18,293 Views 116 Comments

Trump also attacked Angela Merkel over her immigration policy.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Rule change should lead to less time in Direct Provision centres for asylum seekers
# Clearing The Backlog
# Clearing The Backlog

Rule change should lead to less time in Direct Provision centres for asylum seekers

Jan 3rd 2017, 11:46 AM 12,002 Views 26 Comments

The “single procedure” process for asylum applications has come into effect.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Far-right leader says Germany 'has to close its borders'
# Berlin Attack
# Berlin Attack

Far-right leader says Germany 'has to close its borders'

Dec 21st 2016, 3:45 PM 12,485 Views 103 Comments

Frauke Petry, who leads the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party, has hit out at Angela Merkel.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 14 November, 2016

Asylum seeker enters 35th day of hunger strike in Sligo centre
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Asylum seeker enters 35th day of hunger strike in Sligo centre

Nov 14th 2016, 12:05 PM 18,837 Views 115 Comments

The Iranian man has been served with a deportation order.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Stephen Rea opens pop-up café aiming to raise awareness about Direct Provision
# Our Table
# Our Table

Stephen Rea opens pop-up café aiming to raise awareness about Direct Provision

Nov 10th 2016, 9:03 AM 15,020 Views 29 Comments

More than 4,000 people live in DP centres nationally.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'Some flee immediately': Migrants pretending to be children to get into Ireland
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

'Some flee immediately': Migrants pretending to be children to get into Ireland

Oct 29th 2016, 9:30 PM 33,290 Views 114 Comments

So far this year, Tusla has received 97 referrals into its team for separated children seeking asylum.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Paris will open its first refugee camp in the city next month
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Paris will open its first refugee camp in the city next month

Sep 6th 2016, 11:06 AM 10,395 Views 83 Comments

Another is planned before the end of the year.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Fraudsters are targeting migrants and threatening them with deportation
# Scam
# Scam

Fraudsters are targeting migrants and threatening them with deportation

Apr 23rd 2016, 7:15 AM 14,082 Views 20 Comments

The caller tells the person they face deportation that day.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 7 March, 2016

'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees

Mar 7th 2016, 7:23 PM 25,450 Views 105 Comments

A meeting on in Brussels also saw Turkey trying to strongarm the EU.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Hugging women are challenging the Soldiers of Odin vigilante group
# Finland
# Finland

Hugging women are challenging the Soldiers of Odin vigilante group

Feb 10th 2016, 1:45 PM 19,259 Views 56 Comments

The Sisters of Kyllikki said they are intent on showing that the country is a tolerant, safe place.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais
# Welcome To The Jungle
# Welcome To The Jungle

Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais

Jan 30th 2016, 8:45 AM 19,274 Views 63 Comments

An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Radio host's comment about asylum seekers 'going to the beach' didn't break broadcasting rules
# Cork
# Cork

Radio host's comment about asylum seekers 'going to the beach' didn't break broadcasting rules

Jan 28th 2016, 3:06 PM 21,407 Views 40 Comments

A presenter on Cork City Community Radio had suggested that a decision to offer an asylum seeker a university place was unfair to Irish-born families.

Sweden to expel up to 80,000 asylum seekers
# Tighter Borders
# Tighter Borders

Sweden to expel up to 80,000 asylum seekers

Jan 28th 2016, 8:24 AM 29,342 Views 163 Comments

It’s the latest move by EU states to tighten their borders in the face of the migrant and refugee crisis.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 25 January, 2016

A mayor in Belgium is trying to ban male migrants from using his town's swimming pool
# Pool Ban
# Pool Ban

A mayor in Belgium is trying to ban male migrants from using his town's swimming pool

Jan 25th 2016, 11:06 PM 19,137 Views 135 Comments

Mayor of Kokzijde Marc Vanden Bussche has proposed the move after complaints were received from female bathers regarding the behaviour of certain asylum seekers.

Company which made asylum-seekers wear wristbands compared to Nazis
# Labelling
# Labelling

Company which made asylum-seekers wear wristbands compared to Nazis

Jan 25th 2016, 11:30 AM 14,776 Views 85 Comments

“It harks back to the Nazi regime with people being forced to wear a Star of David.”

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Labour councillor: Housing should be given to locals over asylum seekers
# Locals First
# Locals First

Labour councillor: Housing should be given to locals over asylum seekers

Jan 12th 2016, 8:00 PM 16,435 Views 137 Comments

Will Paton has called for affirmative action for housing locals in Carlow.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Some kids have lived their whole lives in Direct Provision. It's time to do the right thing.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Some kids have lived their whole lives in Direct Provision. It's time to do the right thing.

Jul 1st 2015, 4:10 PM 395 Views 126 Comments

Ireland has been warehousing asylum-seekers in Direct Provision since 2000. How can we stand by and allow children to live in these conditions?

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Here's what needs to be done to help asylum seekers in Ireland
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Here's what needs to be done to help asylum seekers in Ireland

Jun 30th 2015, 6:21 PM 14,353 Views 103 Comments

A new report has called for the Direct Provision system to be overhauled.

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

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

Jun 30th 2015, 8:55 AM 18,464 Views 97 Comments

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

# asylum-seekers - Monday 15 June, 2015

LÉ Eithne to be recalled from Mediterranean in a month's time
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

LÉ Eithne to be recalled from Mediterranean in a month's time

Jun 15th 2015, 5:40 PM 14,123 Views 122 Comments

Another Irish Naval vessel will be sent to replace the Éithne, once her mission comes to an end.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 12 June, 2015

Did Australia bribe people smugglers to turn their boat around?
# Keeping Schtum
# Keeping Schtum

Did Australia bribe people smugglers to turn their boat around?

Jun 12th 2015, 4:30 PM 12,359 Views 46 Comments

The country’s prime minister won’t say.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 25 May, 2015

Children moved from asylum centres after claims of inappropriate contact
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Children moved from asylum centres after claims of inappropriate contact

May 25th 2015, 8:08 PM 20,660 Views 75 Comments

A report today said the children were moved before any assessment could take place and this hindered one of the investigations.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 7 May, 2015

It's clear: The direct provision system is utterly unfit for purpose
# Opinion
# Opinion

It's clear: The direct provision system is utterly unfit for purpose

May 7th 2015, 6:10 PM 172 Views 75 Comments

A new report published today pulls no punches: the system is unnecessarily complicated and perpetrates ill-treatment.

One person has been in an asylum centre for 11 years - this is how they live
# Waiting
# Waiting

One person has been in an asylum centre for 11 years - this is how they live

May 7th 2015, 2:50 PM 25,020 Views 111 Comments

Serious concerns have been expressed about the quality of life children in direct provision have.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 25 April, 2015

To stop drownings, Europe should ferry across migrants itself
# Opinion
# Opinion

To stop drownings, Europe should ferry across migrants itself

Apr 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 80 Views 87 Comments

I am a believer in tight border security, but I cannot turn a blind eye wanton waste of life in the Mediterranean.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

I feed my children when they're hungry. Parents in direct provision don't have that choice.
# Opinion
# Opinion

I feed my children when they're hungry. Parents in direct provision don't have that choice.

Apr 21st 2015, 8:00 AM 407 Views 131 Comments

Parents in direct provision have so few ways in which they can model healthy, productive adulthood for their children.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 27 March, 2015

Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign

Mar 27th 2015, 1:06 PM 15,016 Views 85 Comments

Sue Conlan says the group has not been fully consulted on new legislation.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 9 March, 2015

We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM
# Southern Hospitality
# Southern Hospitality

We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM

Mar 9th 2015, 1:15 PM 16,793 Views 94 Comments

It comes after the United Nations declared the country’s policies inhumane.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

"We have a love affair with incarcerating people in Ireland"
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

"We have a love affair with incarcerating people in Ireland"

Mar 3rd 2015, 1:00 PM 10,795 Views 81 Comments

Aodhan Ó Riordáin expects a report on reforming the Direct Provision on his desk by Easter.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 22 January, 2015

'Why have 16 children died in Direct Provision?'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

'Why have 16 children died in Direct Provision?'

Jan 22nd 2015, 9:05 PM 18,114 Views 101 Comments

A Sinn Féin Senator wants to know after new figures revealed 16 children died over 12 years.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 10 January, 2015

"The kids began laughing when he told them that his family have to queue up for food"
# Life On The Inside
# Life On The Inside

"The kids began laughing when he told them that his family have to queue up for food"

Jan 10th 2015, 8:15 AM 27,181 Views 156 Comments

Three people living in direct provision centres explain what people don’t realise about their lives.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

These are the countries hosting the world's refugees
# Displaced
# Displaced

These are the countries hosting the world's refugees

Jan 7th 2015, 7:30 AM 11,854 Views 36 Comments

Ireland has more than 6,000 refugees and a further 5,000 awaiting decisions.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Opinion: Workhouses and Direct Provision – the parallels can no longer be ignored
# Seeking Asylum
# Seeking Asylum

Opinion: Workhouses and Direct Provision – the parallels can no longer be ignored

Dec 31st 2014, 1:00 PM 460 Views 102 Comments

Direct Provision has revived the spectre of the workhouse in Ireland. It should be challenged by any Irish person that cares about equality and fairness.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Businesses are making money from direct provision
# Profits
# Profits

Businesses are making money from direct provision

Dec 9th 2014, 3:00 PM 4,998 Views 64 Comments

An immigrant group said the quality of care is likely to suffer when profit is a priority.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 4 December, 2014

LGBT asylum-seekers cannot produce 'sex tapes' as evidence
# Privacy And Dignity
# Privacy And Dignity

LGBT asylum-seekers cannot produce 'sex tapes' as evidence

Dec 4th 2014, 6:30 AM 11,912 Views 48 Comments

An EU court also ruled authorities can’t ask questions that violate privacy or dignity.