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# Asylum Seekers

Last year
2023
Seven vacant nursing homes mooted for 600 refugee beds but block on converting continues
Ireland may 'fall short' on human rights obligations over lack of accommodation for refugees
O'Gorman: 'Disturbing' that anti-immigration protesters are 'wrapping themselves in the tricolour'
Minister says ‘floatels’ are being looked at to house refugees
Simon Harris: 'It's not for any of us' to question decisions of Gardaí on the ground at protests
Ireland has a moral duty to those seeking asylum, says President Higgins
Minister welcomes end of blockade at hotel housing asylum seekers in Co Clare
Minister tells locals 'no additional' asylum seekers will be housed at Clare hotel in next four weeks
Cairns clarifies speech criticising lack of engagement with Clare community blockading hotel
Clare locals protesting housing of asylum seekers 'disappointed' at government response
'Horror' after Clare protesters board bus to conduct 'headcount of asylum seekers'
O'Gorman says Clare hotel 'has to be used' to house asylum seekers due to lack of accommodation
Taoiseach says 'no need' for protests at refugee housing, after blockade by Clare locals
Taoiseach 'horrified' by burning of refugee tents as ministers to meet gardaí over protests
Irish Refugee Council has 'grave concerns' for safety of asylum seekers living in tents
Taoiseach condemns 'violence unreservedly' after tents set on fire at homeless refugee camp
Nine people died in asylum seeker accommodation in Ireland last year, highest figure since 2008
Hiqa to begin inspections of Direct Provision centres this year after campaign by rights groups
Mullingar: Anti-migrant protests see allegations of 'intimidation' against refugees and locals
Justice minister says anti-asylum seeker demonstration in Mullingar was 'effort to intimidate'
355 asylum seekers are currently without accommodation, says Irish Refugee Council
Man arrested and Garda injured after demonstration at asylum seeker accommodation
'It's relentless': The toll of online abuse on community groups supporting asylum seekers
FactCheck newsletter: Despite Covid's lessons about fake news, history is now repeating itself
Stephen McDermott
€20m signed off on for refugee accommodation plans, with commercial properties being considered
Cabinet set to approve millions of euro to fund refugee accommodation
Sinn Féin TD says there's 'no place on the streets' for Tommy Robinson in Ireland
'This is the real Ballyfermot': Local community group forms to show solidarity after protests
Teenager arrested following protest outside Merseyside asylum seeker hotel to appear in court
Taoiseach wants time to process asylum seekers cut down to less than 12 weeks
Refugees from 'safe' countries must have their cases heard fairly, says immigration lawyer
'Now I'm included': Asylum seekers in East Wall taking part in community classes and groups
EU agrees tougher rules for failed asylum-seekers as leaders call for border surveillance
Debunked: Video of fire does not show building contracted to house asylum seekers
Mary Lou McDonald: Direct anger at Government, not refugees
Far right protesters aren't just in it for the cause - there's also money to be made
One agitator asks his followers for support to cover travel and other expenses related to the protests.
Anti-immigration activists monetise their YouTube accounts and ask for donations, reports Eimer McAuley.
Experts say the tactics are imported from abroad but the levels of profit are small at present.
Harris says decision-making process for those seeking asylum will be accelerated
Varadkar on protests against refugees: 'We should know better. It's not the Irish way'
Debunked: No, ‘100,000 unvetted foreign nationals’ did not receive free accommodation in a year
Govt facing 'pinch-point' on asylum seeker accommodation