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# Asylum Seekers

Last year
2023
Garda Commissioner says perpetrators of Galway hotel attack 'most probably' local to the area
Hotel fire condemned by Taoiseach and ministers as FF councillors criticise asylum seeker policy
The blaze started at around 11.35pm on Saturday at the Ross Lake Hotel in Rosscahill.
Taoiseach and ministers 'deeply disturbed' by fire at Galway hotel earmarked for asylum seekers
“There is no justification for violence, arson or vandalism in our Republic. Ever,” Leo Varadkar said.
The former Ross Lake Hotel had been contracted to welcome 70 international protection applicants
Recent days have seen the site become the subject of protests against its use as emergency accommodation
Roderic O'Gorman called on politicians to condemn "fear mongering" around asylum seekers
British Home Office 'struggling to source planes' for Rwanda plan
Minister hits out at 'open and closed border slogans' used in asylum discussions
Taoiseach says those who already have housing elsewhere should not come to Ireland to seek asylum
Social welfare cuts and 90-day state accommodation limit for new Ukrainian arrivals agreed by coalition leaders
Over 80 people seeking asylum in Ireland not offered accommodation between Monday and Wednesday
Over 62 men seeking asylum in Ireland not offered accommodation as tents are handed out
'An insult': Advocacy groups criticise €75 increase in weekly payment to asylum seekers
Dáil adopts motion emphasising importance of inward migration, following immigration debate
Tents to be offered to asylum seekers with no accommodation as Govt confirms €75 weekly payment
Ministers to discuss a €75 payment to asylum applicants after accommodation runs out
Living expenses for asylum applicants to be increased if state runs out of accommodation
'Vigilantes' patrolling rural areas against asylum seekers seeking ID details, committee told
Highest number of asylum applications filed on record last year
'Real possibility' of asylum seeker accommodation shortfall in coming days, Cabinet told
Finland to close all but one border crossing to Russia after rise in asylum seekers
Refugee organisations decry conditions in tents on Direct Provision sites as mid-winter approaches
Sunak will seek to revive his asylum seeker Rwanda plan after Supreme Court defeat
UK Supreme Court rules government plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda is unlawful
No movement on lack of Child Benefit entitlement for families in Direct Provision
Taoiseach: Ireland may pay EU countries rather than accept more refugees under migration pact
EU reaches 'historic' new migration deal to help ease pressure on Italy and Greece
Medical charity: Refugees with cancer visiting hospitals for checkups as they can't get GPs
Extra €1b announced for Ukrainian accommodation as Minister confirms tents may be used over winter
Minister says Govt 'under real pressure' to accommodate refugees in coming months
Syrian family loses EU lawsuit against Frontex deportation, despite lodging asylum request
Roderic O'Gorman emailed by TDs over concerns about refugee accommodation and far-right figures
FactFind: What are the laws around asylum seekers being able to vote in Irish elections?
The plan to end Direct Provision by next year is being revised - what's next for the system?
Asylum seekers taken off Bibby Stockholm barge after Legionella found in water supply
Varadkar condemns attack on family home of councillor in which rock was thrown through window
Gardaí investigating after rock thrown through window of councillor's family home
Advocates say Ireland has a 'two-tier' asylum system ahead of World Refugee Day
Government able to offer accommodation to newly arrived asylum seekers for first time since January
Four unaccompanied minors among 1,400 refugees forced to sleep rough, report shows
Government examining plans to house asylum seekers in tents at former Central Mental Hospital
State to pay €1.5m to EU over lack of accommodation for asylum seekers
Irish officials to review 'safe countries of origin' designation on 8 nations within next year