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#Asylum Seekers

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Parish priest banned from visiting direct provision centre - but he's going anyway
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Parish priest banned from visiting direct provision centre - but he's going anyway

Nov 23rd 2014, 4:04 PM 25,212 Views 115 Comments

Equality Minister Aodháin Ó Ríordáin says only a “brave staff member” would stop him.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 14 November, 2014

High Court rules direct provision does not breach human rights
# Ruling
# Ruling

High Court rules direct provision does not breach human rights

Nov 14th 2014, 3:32 PM 11,726 Views 62 Comments

The €19.10 payment and the operation of direct provision were not deemed unlawful.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 3 November, 2014

'I don’t know how to be happy': Asylum seekers speak out about their experiences in Ireland
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'I don’t know how to be happy': Asylum seekers speak out about their experiences in Ireland

Nov 3rd 2014, 10:43 AM 13,182 Views 121 Comments

A new documentary marks the first time a camera crew has gained access to a Direct Provision Centre.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Direct Provision 'increases distress and vulnerability' of sexually-abused migrants
# Rape Crisis Centres
# Rape Crisis Centres

Direct Provision 'increases distress and vulnerability' of sexually-abused migrants

Oct 28th 2014, 7:28 PM 6,410 Views 35 Comments

The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland has said that the DP system needs to be overhauled to protect refugees.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Asylum working group criticised for including only one (former) asylum-seeker
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Asylum working group criticised for including only one (former) asylum-seeker

Oct 15th 2014, 2:46 PM 7,423 Views 146 Comments

“It’s not a fair share, but it’s a step in the right direction.”

Opinion: 'Direct provision' is a holding pen where people are kept for efficient deportation
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Opinion: 'Direct provision' is a holding pen where people are kept for efficient deportation

Oct 15th 2014, 1:31 PM 318 Views 142 Comments

The living conditions endured by residents of direct provision centres is finally receiving scrutiny; but will the working group charged with examining the system improve it?

# asylum-seekers - Monday 13 October, 2014

Retired judge to chair group that will tell government how to treat asylum seekers better
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Retired judge to chair group that will tell government how to treat asylum seekers better

Oct 13th 2014, 10:58 PM 9,991 Views 83 Comments

Representatives from a number of refugee rights groups are also part of the group.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 5 October, 2014

'There’s a growing sense across the country that something is seriously wrong'
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'There’s a growing sense across the country that something is seriously wrong'

Oct 5th 2014, 7:45 PM 27,846 Views 250 Comments

A Bishop has called for the conditions in Direct Provision centres to be improved.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 3 October, 2014

Gerry Adams wasn't allowed tweet from a direct provision centre today - here's why
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Gerry Adams wasn't allowed tweet from a direct provision centre today - here's why

Oct 3rd 2014, 4:33 PM 16,551 Views 76 Comments

Adams was visiting the Mosney centre.

"We will be judged on how we treat those who present at our borders" - President Higgins
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

"We will be judged on how we treat those who present at our borders" - President Higgins

Oct 3rd 2014, 1:32 PM 7,348 Views 307 Comments

The President was speaking at the opening of the Joint Irish Refugee Council and Migrant Rights Centre Ireland Offices.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Direct provision protest in Cork ends after ten days
# Residents
# Residents

Direct provision protest in Cork ends after ten days

Sep 25th 2014, 7:54 AM 4,913 Views 33 Comments

An agreement between residents and management on living conditions has been made.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Surge in asylum applications? That's 'ridiculous' says Ó Riordáin
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Surge in asylum applications? That's 'ridiculous' says Ó Riordáin

Sep 21st 2014, 1:54 PM 9,953 Views 87 Comments

The Minister of State talked about the working group that’s tasked with suggesting how to reform the current system.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 20 September, 2014

New laws will see asylum seekers spend less time in Direct Provision
# A Better Way
# A Better Way

New laws will see asylum seekers spend less time in Direct Provision

Sep 20th 2014, 3:20 PM 8,008 Views 110 Comments

The heads of the new legislation will be brought to Cabinet within a matter of weeks.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 19 September, 2014

Direct provision protests gain momentum as residents of another Cork centre say no more
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Direct provision protests gain momentum as residents of another Cork centre say no more

Sep 19th 2014, 3:47 PM 9,288 Views 120 Comments

Nasc said that public support to end direct provision is growing.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Ireland spending €150 million a year on asylum system
# Justice
# Justice

Ireland spending €150 million a year on asylum system

Sep 13th 2014, 4:39 PM 14,376 Views 149 Comments

One third of asylum seekers in Ireland are children and many people have been waiting more than a decade for a decision on their application.

Here's how you can make Dublin a City of Sanctuary
# Place To Call Home
# Place To Call Home

Here's how you can make Dublin a City of Sanctuary

Sep 13th 2014, 9:45 AM 6,541 Views 13 Comments

You can get involved – it’s simple, say the organisers, who hope it will spread throughout the country.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 22 August, 2014

Demonstration to close 'inhumane' direct provision centre in Limerick taking place today
# Mount Trenchard
# Mount Trenchard

Demonstration to close 'inhumane' direct provision centre in Limerick taking place today

Aug 22nd 2014, 11:38 AM 6,703 Views 80 Comments

Four men went on hunger strike this week due to the conditions.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 18 August, 2014

Four on hunger strike at "extremely volatile" Direct Provision centre
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Four on hunger strike at "extremely volatile" Direct Provision centre

Aug 18th 2014, 2:27 PM 9,420 Views 72 Comments

Mount Trenchard is based in Foynes, Co Limerick.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The government is going to review the way Ireland treats asylum seekers
# Working Group
# Working Group

The government is going to review the way Ireland treats asylum seekers

Aug 12th 2014, 8:46 AM 7,320 Views 86 Comments

It is hoped the review by a working group will take place early next year.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 4 August, 2014

Opinion: Happy 14th birthday, Direct Provision – just think of everything you haven't achieved!
# Asylum
# Asylum

Opinion: Happy 14th birthday, Direct Provision – just think of everything you haven't achieved!

Aug 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 87 Views 149 Comments

Those of us who work with asylum seekers can speak to the dehumanising and demoralising effect that life in the direct provision system has on its inhabitants.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 28 July, 2014

'The way we treat asylum seekers says a lot about us as a country' - Ó Ríordáin
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'The way we treat asylum seekers says a lot about us as a country' - Ó Ríordáin

Jul 28th 2014, 11:16 AM 8,462 Views 97 Comments

The Junior Minister has said that he hopes can bring reform proposals to Cabinet in September.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 11 July, 2014

How many Syrian refugees has Ireland offered to take in?
# Failte Roimh
# Failte Roimh

How many Syrian refugees has Ireland offered to take in?

Jul 11th 2014, 2:49 PM 13,869 Views 70 Comments

…And how are we doing compared to everyone else?

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Asylum applications to Europe were up 29% in the first quarter of this year
# Eurostat
# Eurostat

Asylum applications to Europe were up 29% in the first quarter of this year

Jul 9th 2014, 9:22 PM 6,147 Views 89 Comments

Applications to Ireland were up 60 to 290.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Could a levy on alcohol help suicide prevention?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Could a levy on alcohol help suicide prevention?

Jul 2nd 2014, 9:00 AM 8,524 Views 89 Comments

Senators think it could raise €200 million a year to help improve mental health services. They’ll be discussing this and several other topics today.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Opinion: Ireland warehouses asylum-seekers, institutionalises them and leaves them in limbo
# Institutional Accommodation
# Institutional Accommodation

Opinion: Ireland warehouses asylum-seekers, institutionalises them and leaves them in limbo

Jun 22nd 2014, 8:30 AM 163 Views 117 Comments

Haven’t we learned that cramming ‘inconvenient’ people into institutions has serious consequences?

# asylum-seekers - Friday 20 June, 2014

Ireland treats children seeking asylum as 'second class citizens'
# Scandal
# Scandal

Ireland treats children seeking asylum as 'second class citizens'

Jun 20th 2014, 8:40 PM 10,352 Views 150 Comments

The Special Rapporteur on Child Protection today made comparisons between asylum centres and mother and baby homes and asked why we’re not right outraged now, when it’s happening.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 16 June, 2014

From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland's human rights failings?
# There Are Loads
# There Are Loads

From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland's human rights failings?

Jun 16th 2014, 10:11 PM 7,760 Views 97 Comments

And we have to address them all before a United Nations committee next month.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Opinion: An EU coastguard for the Mediterranean could save lives and national budgets
# Migrants
# Migrants

Opinion: An EU coastguard for the Mediterranean could save lives and national budgets

Jun 5th 2014, 8:00 AM 23 Views 31 Comments

There is a tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean – and it’s not just the responsibility of southern European states.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Politicians are not allowed to talk to people seeking asylum in Ireland
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Politicians are not allowed to talk to people seeking asylum in Ireland

May 13th 2014, 10:45 PM 18,627 Views 91 Comments

Thousands of people in asylum centres are allowed to vote – but they’re not allowed to hear from politicians in the run up to the local elections.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 24 March, 2014

Asylum applications in the EU surged to 435k last year
# Refugees
# Refugees

Asylum applications in the EU surged to 435k last year

Mar 24th 2014, 12:14 PM 4,603 Views 75 Comments

Ireland received just 0.2 per cent of these.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 7 February, 2014

More than half of Ireland's asylum seekers in 'reception system' for over 3 years
# Immigration
# Immigration

More than half of Ireland's asylum seekers in 'reception system' for over 3 years

Feb 7th 2014, 7:29 AM 9,558 Views 78 Comments

A new report has highlighted a number of problems, including lack of autonomy of the applicants.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Hundreds detained in Irish prisons each year over immigration issues
# Deported
# Deported

Hundreds detained in Irish prisons each year over immigration issues

Feb 1st 2014, 8:15 AM 7,314 Views 17 Comments

Many of these people were being held in prison ahead of their deportation.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 6 January, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Jan 6th 2014, 10:47 PM 32,716 Views 14 Comments

Today everybody’s been talking about waves and flooding, NAMA making a big sale and Matt Cooper with Dennis Rodman in North Korea.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Ireland is failing to meet its international obligations on asylum seekers says the Irish Refugee Council
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Ireland is failing to meet its international obligations on asylum seekers says the Irish Refugee Council

Dec 10th 2013, 7:12 PM 10,178 Views 72 Comments

The IRC says asylum seekers should be granted access to the labour market after six months.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 25 October, 2013

Nearly 700 refugees rescued off the coast of Sicily
# Refugee Boats
# Refugee Boats

Nearly 700 refugees rescued off the coast of Sicily

Oct 25th 2013, 1:13 PM 6,567 Views 36 Comments

Asylum-seekers from five different boats have been intercepted over the past 24 hours according to the Italian coastguard.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 21 October, 2013

Column: Europe needs a new approach to illegal immigration
# Lampedusa
# Lampedusa

Column: Europe needs a new approach to illegal immigration

Oct 21st 2013, 12:45 PM 38 Views 172 Comments

Restoring fiscal health to the eurozone remains a serious challenge, but the EU must nevertheless find a solution to its illegal immigration crisis to prevent further tragedies, writes David Moloney.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

EU demands extra search patrols as 300 feared dead in Italy migrant boat tragedy
# Italy
# Italy

EU demands extra search patrols as 300 feared dead in Italy migrant boat tragedy

Oct 8th 2013, 7:03 PM 3,660 Views 5 Comments

The EU Home Affairs Commissioner is due to visit the site of the Lampedusa disaster tomorrow with Josee Manuel Barroso.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 4 October, 2013

Three hundred people now feared dead after migrant boat disaster
# Italy
# Italy

Three hundred people now feared dead after migrant boat disaster

Oct 4th 2013, 7:19 AM 6,978 Views 11 Comments

Rescuers and local fishermen were overcome with emotion as they spoke of chaotic early morning scenes in the water off the Italian island of Lampedusa.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 3 October, 2013

At least 82 asylum-seekers dead after boat capsizes off Italian island
# Italy
# Italy

At least 82 asylum-seekers dead after boat capsizes off Italian island

Oct 3rd 2013, 11:36 AM 4,119 Views 30 Comments

The local mayor of Lampedusa said 82 bodies had been recovered by emergency workers, including those of two children and several women.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

High Court case on whether direct provision is unconstitutional may take 2 weeks
# Courts
# Courts

High Court case on whether direct provision is unconstitutional may take 2 weeks

Sep 17th 2013, 7:00 PM 6,397 Views 89 Comments

At a brief hearing today, Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh said that the case should be heard as a priority.