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#direct provision

# direct-provision - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Oughterard Direct Provision centre operator feared arson attack after men allegedly breached property

Plans for the centre were abandoned after weeks of protests by locals.

# direct-provision - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Asylum seekers to move into Leitrim apartments after 'constructive' meeting between Minister and locals

Ballinamore Community Group had held protests over the plans in recent months.

# direct-provision - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Department of Justice declines to comment on reports of migrants going missing

Some of the 16 Kurdish migrants found on a ferry in Rosslare on Thursday have reportedly left a reception centre.

# direct-provision - Friday 22 November, 2019

Flanagan says it was 'entirely appropriate' for Verona Murphy to visit an asylum seeker reception centre

He denied that vulnerable people in the centre were exploited for the sake of a political apology.

Department planning new Direct Provision centres to cut down on 'highly unsatisfactory' shortages

50% more people have applied this year and many end up in emergency accommodation according to the Department of Justice.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Opinion: 'We will soon see asylum seekers living in sports halls and tents if we don't do something'

Head of the UN Refugee Agency Enda O’Neill says a “road map” is needed to complete reform in Ireland’s asylum system.

# direct-provision - Monday 18 November, 2019

FG candidate Verona Murphy apologises for saying some asylum seekers need to be 'deprogrammed'

Murphy is a candidate in the upcoming Wexford by-election.

# direct-provision - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Leitrim direct provision protest stood down after High Court injunction

Ballinamore Community Group have agreed to stand down their demonstration in the town.

# direct-provision - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving

Leo Varadkar says the rules were changed to allow asylum seekers to work, therefore they should be allowed to drive to that workplace.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

'I hope to be a success story for what a refugee can do. Direct Provision - you can escape it'

Suaad Alshleh, a teenage refugee from Syria, was today awarded a bursary for medicine by Minister Joe McHugh.

Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out

Defending Direct provision, he said it ‘is an imperfect system, but not an inhumane one’.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Minister has 'constructive' meeting with locals about Direct Provision centre in Ballinamore

Plans to house over 100 asylum seekers in the town have been postponed amid protests.

# direct-provision - Friday 1 November, 2019

'We're better than this in Ireland': Justice Department calls on Achill protesters to stand down

Locals have argued that the Achill Head Hotel is not a suitable location for emergency accommodation.

# direct-provision - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Plans to house 13 asylum seekers in Achill postponed due to ongoing protest outside hotel

The Department of Justice said the women were only to be in Achill for 3 months.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'A Lightning Rod': Anti-immigrant rhetoric, Ireland's Direct Provision system and Carrickmacross

The Co Monaghan town was the first to accommodate asylum seekers in emergency accommodation last year.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

State paying hotels and guesthouses €462,000 per week to accommodate asylum seekers

€18 million was spent on emergency accommodation for asylum seekers in the first nine months of 2019.

# direct-provision - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Upgrade works due to be completed at Direct Provision centre in July still haven't started

Residents in Clondalkin Towers say they have been told that the works may not commence until next year.

# direct-provision - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Fianna Fáil's O'Callaghan calls on Justice Department to explore fostering for asylum seekers

There are currently over 6,000 people living in Direct Provision.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'It is disappointing': Govt reacts to decision to withdraw tender for Oughterard Direct Provision centre

The plan to accommodate asylum seekers at the former hotel sparked protests in recent weeks.

# direct-provision - Monday 30 September, 2019

Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President

Michael D Higgins made the speech in New York.

# direct-provision - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Flanagan said there is 'no threat' to local communities from Direct Provision

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan was speaking to RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics this afternoon.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Ombudsman criticises use of hotels as emergency accommodation for asylum seekers

Peter Tyndall called for more powers for the Ombudsman’s office.

# direct-provision - Monday 23 September, 2019

'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation

The Justice Minister says over 1,300 asylum seekers are currently in emergency accommodation.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Government chief whip says procedure for establishing Direct Provision centres 'unfair' on locals

Seán Kyne TD added that the State has a duty to provide for asylum seekers.

# direct-provision - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Protest in Oughterard over Direct Provision centre concerns

Hundreds of people took part in the protest in the Galway town.

# direct-provision - Friday 13 September, 2019

Taoiseach calls on Galway TD to withdraw remarks made at direct provision centre public meeting

Footage shared on social media shows Noel Grealish referencing “economic migrants” from Africa coming to “sponge off us”.

# direct-provision - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Justice Minister Flanagan 'very disappointed' over comments made at Galway direct provision centre meeting

Locals expressed their frustration at a meeting in Oughterard yesterday evening.

'There's an absence of information': Calls for clarity after 700 people attend meeting about Galway direct provision centre

Locals are concerned about what it would mean for the town if the building accommodates asylum seekers.

# direct-provision - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Government to spend €65 million on new Direct Provision centres in four counties

The Department of Justice & Equality has struggled to open new centres since 2018.

# direct-provision - Monday 19 August, 2019

Asylum seekers forced to wash clothes in sinks at Dublin hotel

Over 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland.

# direct-provision - Monday 12 August, 2019

Asylum seekers told not to bring food to rooms 'under any circumstance' by Dublin hotel

Over 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland.

# direct-provision - Sunday 4 August, 2019

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent

Residents in Direct Provision centres have claimed the practice is commonplace.

# direct-provision - Thursday 1 August, 2019

'They are really inspiring - they don't let the fact they are living in that situation hold them back'

We spoke to volunteers who run dance classes for teens in Direct Provision, DJ Stevie Grainger and dancer Andrea Williams.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Fresh concerns over Direct Provision after incident involving children at Cork centre Exclusive

The Department of Justice says it is aware of an incident in the centre.

# direct-provision - Friday 12 July, 2019

Call for Ireland to accept Brexit-delayed asylum applications that would otherwise be transferred to UK

A report by the Irish Refugee Council says Ireland has “typically chosen to follow the UK’s lead” on asylum issues.

# direct-provision - Thursday 11 July, 2019

The UN's refugee chief is in Ireland and says wait times in Direct Provision must improve

Filippo Grandi complimented Ireland on its resettlement efforts.

# direct-provision - Saturday 6 July, 2019

NGOs asked by justice department to help asylum seekers in emergency accommodation 'as soon as possible'

There are now 777 people living in emergency set-ups in 25 counties around Ireland.

# direct-provision - Thursday 4 July, 2019

'Difficulty accessing services': Complaints from asylum seekers living in hotels raised with Ombudsman

There are now 777 people living in emergency set-ups in 25 counties around Ireland.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

200 people to be moved as Dublin city Direct Provision centre closes down

It was reported in March that Hatch Hall will be turned into a 5-star hotel.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

President to host Áras garden party highlighting issues around Direct Provision

Irish organisations that support refugees have been invited to a garden party tomorrow.

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