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Ireland's 'onerous' Afghan refugee programme has zero decisions in year since Taliban takeover
The scheme was designed to help Afghans travel to Ireland to stay with family members who are already living in the State.
Humanitarian workers say those waiting to hear about applications feel left behind.
The Department of Justice said decisions will be issued “in the coming months”.
Stronger laws on determining consent in rape cases agreed by Cabinet
McEntee says planned new hate crime laws will carry more severe penalties
Ukraine refugees to be allowed register at regional immigration hubs under new law
Warning of scammers impersonating women on Instagram and posting links to pornography
Three women tell their stories of how this happened to them
The harmful phenomenon is so under-researched that it doesn't have an official name, but it's been happening on Instagram for several years
"At the start I thought it was a joke, but then it started to follow my family members," one woman told Jamie McCarron
McEntee says diversity will be a focus of new process for appointing judges
High Court president's comments on judge shortage were 'most unfortunate', senior official said
McEntee confirms opening date for long-term undocumented scheme
Temporary residence to be offered to 500 Afghans under new admissions programme
'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax
Noteworthy and The Journal examine the impact of the justice system on Travellers, with a focus on children
Reporters Michelle Hennessy and Maria Delaney found young Travellers detainee numbers jumped last year
Children who spoke to the investigation team said they felt fear and anxiety around interactions with gardaí
Stardust funding row to be resolved in coming days
Majority of victims’ families could be excluded from Stardust inquest, TD warns
Calls for urgent resolution to legal fees impasse for Stardust families
Garda promotions to be handled by Public Appointments Service under new regulations
Criticism as international students told to enroll in a course to extend their visas
Frontline workers among 1,200 people granted Irish citizenship since January
Non-EU doctors call for all frontline workers' citizenship applications to be fasttracked
Justice Minister aims to reduce waiting time for children born in Ireland to gain citizenship
€2.2 million spent on deporting people from Ireland in last three years
Justice Department says it can't fast-track healthcare workers' citizenship applications
Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests
Waiting time for asylum seekers to seek permission to work reduced by three months
Over 100 breaches of PCR test rule at Dublin Airport recorded under new rules
'I'm not sure my friends can afford it': International students face hike in health insurance costs
Irish government to return €5.5m in funds misappropriated by former Nigerian leader
'These orders have us heartbroken': Protest planned against deportation of Athlone students
'Mould, fire hazards and damp' identified at Direct Provision centres as new Minister aims for independent inspections
'Our friend was badly let down by the State': Calls for transparency around deaths in Direct Provision one year after Sylva Tukula's burial
Department asks Direct Provision centre owners to prove living conditions allegations are 'clearly false'
New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic
Major jump in number of people deported from Ireland in 2019
'Since I got the letter, it's just silence': Citizenship delays now a 'disincentive' for doctors to stay in Ireland
'We don't want to create an 'us and them' scenario': Tullamore councillors to discuss planned Direct Provision centre
Direct provision centre to accommodate up to 168 asylum seekers in Offaly from early March
Justice Department tried to soothe 'nonsense' RIC commemoration concerns
Department of Justice considering extending visa status of Chinese people in Ireland over coronavirus
Only 192 garda stations have received an increase in staffing levels since 2015
Ireland has no plans to follow the UK and introduce civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples
Explainer: What happens next in the Lisa Smith case?
Ireland is failing to meet its obligations regarding hate crime, report says