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#Asylum

# asylum - Monday 15 March, 2021

€2.2 million spent on deporting people from Ireland in last three years
# Asylum
# Asylum

€2.2 million spent on deporting people from Ireland in last three years

Mar 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,279 Views 32 Comments

Figures from the Department of Justice show 601 people were deported between 2018 and 2020.

# asylum - Friday 26 February, 2021

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'

Feb 26th 2021, 11:35 AM 11,259 Views 5 Comments

Plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 were unveiled today.

State plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 and replace system with not-for-profit accommodation
# Asylum
# Asylum

State plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 and replace system with not-for-profit accommodation

Updated Feb 26th 2021, 7:50 AM 52,385 Views 117 Comments

The Government’s White Paper published today will lay out measures to overhaul the controversial privatised system.

# asylum - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Government's plan for ending Direct Provision delayed until February 2021
# White Paper
# White Paper

Government's plan for ending Direct Provision delayed until February 2021

Dec 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,174 Views 17 Comments

A White Paper on replacing the controversial system was due to be completed and submitted to Cabinet by late December.

# asylum - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Ex-Bolivian president travelling to Mexico after being granted asylum
# Evo Morales
# Evo Morales

Ex-Bolivian president travelling to Mexico after being granted asylum

Nov 12th 2019, 6:45 AM 9,073 Views 35 Comments

This comes as his supporters and foes clashed on the streets of La Paz following his resignation.

# asylum - Thursday 12 September, 2019

US Supreme Court allows Trump administration to implement new asylum restrictions
# Asylum
# Asylum

US Supreme Court allows Trump administration to implement new asylum restrictions

Sep 12th 2019, 7:19 AM 11,737 Views 18 Comments

Democrats have said the ruling puts people’s lives at risk.

# asylum - Monday 8 July, 2019

Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists
# Border
# Border

Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists

Jul 8th 2019, 8:00 AM 7,578 Views 43 Comments

His comments come after reports over the weekend described one centre in Texas as filled with hundreds of children wearing filthy clothes.

# asylum - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'Very, very happy' Saudi woman arrives in Canada after receiving asylum
# Toronto
# Toronto

'Very, very happy' Saudi woman arrives in Canada after receiving asylum

Jan 13th 2019, 10:35 AM 20,378 Views 38 Comments

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun had accused her family of physical and psychological abuse.

# asylum - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?

Nov 24th 2018, 9:00 PM 30,716 Views 51 Comments

There have been calls for the Pakistani woman to be offered asylum, including in Ireland.

# asylum - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Judge bars Trump from denying asylum to people entering US illegally
# Migrants
# Migrants

Judge bars Trump from denying asylum to people entering US illegally

Nov 20th 2018, 8:46 AM 19,163 Views 48 Comments

The US President issued a proclamation earlier this month as a matter of “national security”.

# asylum - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'Ireland would like to help': Irish government open to asylum application from Asia Bibi
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

'Ireland would like to help': Irish government open to asylum application from Asia Bibi

Nov 17th 2018, 6:30 AM 58,900 Views 52 Comments

The justice minister and Tánaiste said Ireland would like to help.

# asylum - Monday 18 June, 2018

Melania Trump and Laura Bush hit out at separating of families at US border
# Asylum
# Asylum

Melania Trump and Laura Bush hit out at separating of families at US border

Jun 18th 2018, 7:16 AM 42,617 Views 60 Comments

For both, it was an unusual entry into a fierce political debate.

# asylum - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

People 'unable to leave direct provision centres if they can't find alternative housing'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

People 'unable to leave direct provision centres if they can't find alternative housing'

Jun 6th 2018, 10:26 AM 6,515 Views 52 Comments

A report found the housing crisis is ‘contributing to bottlenecks’ in the asylum system.

# asylum - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Missing Commonwealth Games athletes resurface in Sydney
# Asylum
# Asylum

Missing Commonwealth Games athletes resurface in Sydney

May 15th 2018, 9:06 AM 27,725 Views 22 Comments

More than a dozen athletes from four African nations have been missing since the games on the Gold Coast last month.

# asylum - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times

Apr 25th 2018, 9:17 AM 14,066 Views 24 Comments

Some people are waiting over two years for a decision on their asylum application.

# asylum - 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 19,227 Views 37 Comments

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

# asylum - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears

Feb 21st 2018, 4:27 PM 24,081 Views 0 Comments

A landmark Supreme Court appeal hearing is under way which is expected to have crucial ramifications for the pending referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# asylum - 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 68,069 Views 218 Comments

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

# asylum - Monday 3 July, 2017

Private firms housing refugees and asylum seekers were paid €60 million last year
# Integration
# Integration

Private firms housing refugees and asylum seekers were paid €60 million last year

Jul 3rd 2017, 6:25 PM 19,312 Views 55 Comments

The rise in spend by the RIA came against the background of the numbers accommodated by the agency last year decreasing from 4,696 to 4,425 at year end.

# asylum - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'It felt very oppressive': Eerie photos show abandoned asylum in west of Ireland
# Peek Inside
# Peek Inside

'It felt very oppressive': Eerie photos show abandoned asylum in west of Ireland

May 14th 2017, 9:30 PM 87,510 Views 76 Comments

The photographer said he wants to show people inside mysterious buildings they pass all the time.

# asylum - Monday 12 December, 2016

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece
# Asylum
# Asylum

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece

Dec 12th 2016, 9:57 AM 16,350 Views 164 Comments

Zappone said she wants Ireland to take as many unaccompanied minors from the camps as we can.

# asylum - 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 18,835 Views 115 Comments

The Iranian man has been served with a deportation order.

# asylum - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Irish citizen whose father and brother were killed by Islamic State denied permission to bring mother to Ireland
# Family Reunification
# Family Reunification

Irish citizen whose father and brother were killed by Islamic State denied permission to bring mother to Ireland

Sep 29th 2016, 6:02 AM 28,856 Views 95 Comments

Rasheed’s* mother is unable to renew her passport and as a result a visa application from her will not be considered.

# asylum - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Tánaiste expects more than 4,000 people will be refused entry to Ireland this year
# Denied
# Denied

Tánaiste expects more than 4,000 people will be refused entry to Ireland this year

Aug 4th 2016, 8:33 AM 17,160 Views 71 Comments

Already this year more than 2,000 people have been refused leave to land in Ireland.

# asylum - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Ireland deported or removed 3,800 people last year
# Papers Please
# Papers Please

Ireland deported or removed 3,800 people last year

Mar 2nd 2016, 12:09 PM 36,706 Views 105 Comments

The approval rate for entry visa applications was 91%.

# asylum - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Kurdish refugees found in back of lorry awaiting transfer to asylum centre
# Wexford
# Wexford

Kurdish refugees found in back of lorry awaiting transfer to asylum centre

Feb 28th 2016, 2:50 PM 15,451 Views 123 Comments

They were discovered at the back of a truck that had travelled to Ireland from France.

# asylum - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Teen held after asylum centre worker stabbed to death
# Sweden
# Sweden

Teen held after asylum centre worker stabbed to death

Jan 26th 2016, 2:30 PM 16,822 Views 117 Comments

Swedish news agency TT said he was 15 years old.

# asylum - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Michael D calls in Council of State over law that was rushed through the Dáil
# Article 26
# Article 26

Michael D calls in Council of State over law that was rushed through the Dáil

Dec 23rd 2015, 6:14 PM 31,967 Views 88 Comments

Michael D Higgins could now refer the International Protection Bill to the Supreme Court.

# asylum - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

'We need some breathing room' - Sweden is tightening its asylum rules
# Migration Crisis
# Migration Crisis

'We need some breathing room' - Sweden is tightening its asylum rules

Nov 24th 2015, 10:42 PM 15,498 Views 99 Comments

The Scandinavian country received 80,000 asylum applications in the past two months.

# asylum - Thursday 29 October, 2015

MEPs vote to welcome "human rights defender" Edward Snowden in Europe
# Bienvenue
# Bienvenue

MEPs vote to welcome "human rights defender" Edward Snowden in Europe

Oct 29th 2015, 7:38 PM 16,863 Views 56 Comments

Irish MEPs voted 6-4 in favour of the resolution, which Snowden himself has called a “game-changer.”

# asylum - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Halloween event advertises 'asylum' attraction 'filled with the crazy'
# Meath
# Meath

Halloween event advertises 'asylum' attraction 'filled with the crazy'

Oct 27th 2015, 1:57 PM 18,084 Views 32 Comments

Mental Health Ireland said it hoped organisers had not intended to portray people with mental health difficulties in a negative way.

# asylum - Saturday 19 September, 2015

# asylum - Friday 14 August, 2015

Baggage handlers find man stowed away among the luggage on a plane
# Sweden
# Sweden

Baggage handlers find man stowed away among the luggage on a plane

Aug 14th 2015, 3:54 PM 17,250 Views 38 Comments

The man took advantage of his job at Addis Ababa airport to smuggle himself aboard the Ethiopian Airlines flight.

# asylum - Saturday 11 July, 2015

More people have applied for asylum this year than in the entire of 2014
# Virtually Full
# Virtually Full

More people have applied for asylum this year than in the entire of 2014

Jul 11th 2015, 7:15 AM 8,244 Views 64 Comments

The Direct Provision system is now “virtually full” according to justice minister Frances Fitzgerald.

# asylum - 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 394 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 - Monday 11 May, 2015

EU wants refugee quotas for member states and the UK's not happy
# Mediterranean Crisis
# Mediterranean Crisis

EU wants refugee quotas for member states and the UK's not happy

May 11th 2015, 12:30 PM 20,915 Views 176 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald can’t comment on the issue.

# asylum - Thursday 7 May, 2015

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 25,017 Views 111 Comments

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

# asylum - 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 15,015 Views 85 Comments

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

# asylum - 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 10,793 Views 81 Comments

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

# asylum - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

The number of people applying for asylum in Ireland last year more than doubled
# Ireland
# Ireland

The number of people applying for asylum in Ireland last year more than doubled

Jan 27th 2015, 3:25 PM 16,974 Views 117 Comments

The Department of Justice said this was a reversal of recent trends.

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