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#direct provision

# direct-provision - Today’s News

'It's like someone is watching my every move': Children in Direct Provision face lack of privacy, discrimination

A 100-page report by The Ombudsman For Children’s Office contains interviews with children living in Direct Provision.

# direct-provision - Friday 3 July, 2020

'Our friend was badly let down by the State': Calls for transparency around deaths in Direct Provision one year after Sylva Tukula's burial

The CSO is aiming to collect data on Direct Provision deaths but the Justice Department says it has no role in collecting this.

# direct-provision - Friday 19 June, 2020

Department asks Direct Provision centre owners to prove living conditions allegations are 'clearly false'

“IPAS is more concerned about protecting their reputation and the reputations of private contractors,” said Nasc CEO Fiona Finn.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

'I live in Direct Provision and our kids are not immune to racial discrimination'

Owodunni Ola Mustapha tells her own story and that of the children in DP who have suffered racist abuse.

# direct-provision - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Justice Minister: 'Root-and-branch' change to Direct Provision will 'ultimately lead to its abolition'

The Justice Minister made the comments on RTÉ Radio Ones’s This Week programme.

# direct-provision - Friday 5 June, 2020

Overhaul of Direct Provision system recommended by expert group tasked with improving residents' welfare

Direct Provision was set up as a temporary measure in 1999.

Over 32,000 people sign petition calling for government to end Direct Provision

The system was set up as a temporary measure in 1999.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Covid-19 transported to Direct Provision centre in Caherciveen from Dublin, Dáil committee told

Fianna Fáil TD Norma Foley made the claims at a sitting of the Dáil Covid-19 committee today.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Cahersiveen locals and residents in Direct Provision centre

There have been a number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the centre since April.

HSE letter outlines Direct Provision strategy but warns accommodation may be 'insufficient or unsuitable' for self-isolation

There have been 171 cases of Covid-19 among people living in Direct Provision including 13 clusters.

# direct-provision - Sunday 10 May, 2020

PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak Coronavirus This post contains videos

PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak

Some 120 million masks will arrive in Ireland from South Korea in the coming weeks.

'We've been firefighting': Inside the State's response to Covid-19 in Direct Provision

There are now 149 cases of Covid-19 in Direct Provision.

# direct-provision - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Simon Harris thanks 160 healthcare workers who live in Direct Provision

There have been 164 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among residents in Direct Provision centres to date.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Asylum seekers continue calls to be moved out of Covid-struck former hotel in Kerry

The have been 22 confirmed Covid-19 cases at the former Skellig Star Hotel.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Non-family sharing rooms in Direct Provision 'plainly contrary' to public health advice, Refugee Council says

Health Officials have confirmed 62 cases of Covid-19 in Direct Provision centres, including nine clusters.

# direct-provision - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Coronavirus: Health officials confirm 62 cases in Direct Provision centres

There are nine clusters at Direct Provision centres across the country.

# direct-provision - Thursday 23 April, 2020

CMO warns progress could be 'undone very quickly' as data shows increase in population movement

Dr Tony Holohan said it is not certain that restrictions will be relaxed on 5 May.

Covid-19 crisis highlights how 'unsuitable' some Direct Provisions conditions are, Ombudsman says

The Ombudsman today published his annual commentary on Direct Provision complaints.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Justice Dept: Over 650 new beds 'will facilitate greater social distancing and isolation' in Direct Provision

The new accommodation will mainly be located in hotels in Dublin, Galway and Cork.

# direct-provision - Monday 2 March, 2020

Department to hold meeting with locals in Rosslare ahead of new Direct Provision centre opening

The centre will be located at the former Rosslare Port Lodge Hotel.

# direct-provision - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Four buildings in Tullamore town centre to be used for new direct provision centre

Local representatives and government officials met this afternoon to discuss the plans.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'We don't want to create an 'us and them' scenario': Tullamore councillors to discuss planned Direct Provision centre

“It’s a fait accompli, I would prefer if there had been more consultation,” one councillor said.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Direct provision centre to accommodate up to 168 asylum seekers in Offaly from early March

The premises was offered to the Department via the recent public procurement competition for the Midlands region.

# direct-provision - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD

Many female asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland are living with depression, anxiety and PTSD, a new report has found.

# direct-provision - Monday 27 January, 2020

Opinion: How would I, a refugee in Ireland, vote in this election?

Voting is a privilege and homelessness is the biggest challenge, writes Evgeny Shtorn.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Last-minute reprieve for Cork students as family saved from deportation

It came after an intervention from Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

'They operate in a vacuum': Migrant rights group hits out at lack of inspections for hotels housing asylum seekers

There are currently over 1,500 asylum seekers living in Emergency Accommodation.

# direct-provision - Monday 13 January, 2020

Campaign under way to save family living in Cork from being deported later this week

Two online petitions supporting the teenagers have had over 5,000 signatures.

# direct-provision - Friday 10 January, 2020

Limerick Direct Provision centre to shut next month

A migrant rights charity last month called for the centre to shut.

# direct-provision - Monday 6 January, 2020

Video of crowded Direct Provision room not staged, says asylum seeker group

Video footage posted on Twitter appears to show ten beds in one hotel room in Portarlington.

# direct-provision - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Student living in Direct Provision says jail would be 'better than being here'

Mature student Lesley Mkoko says his bedroom in Waterford city is infested with bedbugs.

Justice Department to make 'formal requests' to coroners after woman who died in Direct Provision buried alone

Sylva Tukula was buried in May without ceremony or notice given to her friends.

# direct-provision - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Dept of Justice says video of cramped Direct Provision room 'appears to have been staged'

The Depart of Justice said this afternoon that no more than six people are in a room at the East End Hotel centre.

Man arrested after fire at Limerick Direct Provision centre

The man appeared in court on 2 January and is due in court again next week.

# direct-provision - Monday 30 December, 2019

Justice Minister welcomes 50 Syrians at Mosney following arrival at Dublin Airport

The families have been resettled in Ireland under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

# direct-provision - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Direct Provision expert group announced to look at ways to 'better meet needs of asylum seekers'

Among the issues the group will examine is engaging with communities where Direct Provision centres are due to open.

# direct-provision - Thursday 26 December, 2019

'Nothing special being asked of Oughterard' in accommodating asylum seekers, said top Justice official

Plans for a Direct Provision centre were abandoned after weeks of protests by locals.

# direct-provision - Monday 23 December, 2019

Protesters barred from interfering in accommodation being fitted out for asylum seekers in Leitrim

Mr Justice Max Barrett granted the permanent injunction today.

# direct-provision - Thursday 12 December, 2019

'Treated like cattle': Justice Committee chair says 'profiteering' use of hotels for asylum seekers should end

The Justice Committee today launched its report into Direct Provision.

Direct Provision should be 'replaced' or 'fundamentally reformed', Justice Committee concludes

The committee heard from stakeholders in relation to Direct Provision over the summer.

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