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#direct provision

# 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.

# 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.

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