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# direct-provision - Saturday 4 December, 2021

I wrote on a piece of paper: 'Another lonely Christmas!’ and stuck it on the wall of my room
# Life In Direct Provision
# Life In Direct Provision

I wrote on a piece of paper: 'Another lonely Christmas!’ and stuck it on the wall of my room

Dec 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 33,538 Views 7 Comments

Activist and artist Vukašin Nedeljković writes about their three years in Direct Provision, and showing people the ‘everyday realities’ of asylum seekers.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Government body quashes claims that Direct Provision residents were served meals in plastic bag
# Salthill
# Salthill

Government body quashes claims that Direct Provision residents were served meals in plastic bag

Nov 23rd 2021, 1:39 PM 46,043 Views 0 Comments

“Food is not served to residents in plastic bags,” a spokesperson for the International Protection Accommodation Service said.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

New law and 'admin solutions' needed before asylum seekers can get driving licences, dept says
# High Court
# High Court

New law and 'admin solutions' needed before asylum seekers can get driving licences, dept says

Nov 9th 2021, 10:30 PM 16,626 Views 14 Comments

Some legal experts have said that new legislation is not required, rather a different interpretation of the current law.

# direct-provision - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system

Oct 3rd 2021, 1:00 PM 9,554 Views 4 Comments

Asylum seekers with disabilities in Direct Provision must be afforded equal rights when compared to people with disabilities outside Direct Provision, Keelin Barry writes.

# direct-provision - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out
# Opinion
# Opinion

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out

Sep 26th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,279 Views 45 Comments

The end of Direct Provision by December 2024 is doubtful as more than 4000 asylum seekers await their claims to be assesed, writes Bulelani Mfaco.

# direct-provision - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Minister appoints independent group to track progress on ending Direct Provision
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Minister appoints independent group to track progress on ending Direct Provision

Sep 23rd 2021, 3:08 PM 6,971 Views 18 Comments

The government earlier this year published its plan for a new system with not-for-profit accommodation.

# direct-provision - Monday 16 August, 2021

Department 'feared' plan to end Direct Provision would be undermined without access to State lands
# Housing
# Housing

Department 'feared' plan to end Direct Provision would be undermined without access to State lands

Aug 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,009 Views 31 Comments
  • The Government has committed to ending Direct Provision by 2024.
  • However, there are fears this could be difficult without access to State lands, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • Sinn Féin had called for the Land Development Agency to build some asylum accommodation.

# direct-provision - Sunday 8 August, 2021

'Dismay' as asylum seekers now waiting over two years for claims to be processed
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'Dismay' as asylum seekers now waiting over two years for claims to be processed

Aug 8th 2021, 7:30 AM 20,215 Views 57 Comments

Protection applicants are waiting almost 27 months for a decision on their application.

# direct-provision - Friday 18 June, 2021

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers

Jun 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,900 Views 0 Comments
  • The housing problem is at its most acute among minority groups, such as Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers.
  • Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements.
  • "It's an absolutely appalling national disgrace," says Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

24 Emergency Accommodation centres for asylum seekers to be closed this year
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

24 Emergency Accommodation centres for asylum seekers to be closed this year

Jun 8th 2021, 4:51 PM 13,390 Views 21 Comments

The move is part of the government’s plan to end the institutionalised Direct Provision system by 2024.

# direct-provision - Friday 7 May, 2021

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing

May 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,940 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Ó Broin says these people should be included in the government’s homelessness figures.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Number of child safety failings in Direct Provision centres, ombudsman report finds
# Children
# Children

Number of child safety failings in Direct Provision centres, ombudsman report finds

Apr 27th 2021, 11:14 AM 6,666 Views 6 Comments

Staff at one centre were found to have not been vetted to work with children.

# direct-provision - Saturday 24 April, 2021

'My foster father wiped down everything I touched': Call to tackle racism in social care
# History Repeating Itself
# History Repeating Itself

'My foster father wiped down everything I touched': Call to tackle racism in social care

Apr 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 52,367 Views 0 Comments

Ireland is repeating the mistakes of mother and baby homes, social workers have warned.

# direct-provision - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Issues with Covid-19 high on the list of complaints by Direct Provision residents, says ombudsman
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Issues with Covid-19 high on the list of complaints by Direct Provision residents, says ombudsman

Mar 25th 2021, 3:29 PM 6,887 Views 14 Comments

Only 61 complaints were received by the Office of the Ombudsman in 2020, dropping from 168 in 2019.

# direct-provision - Monday 15 March, 2021

Move quickly and misinform: How direct provision centres became a catalyst for far-right activism in Ireland
# Eyes Right
# Eyes Right

Move quickly and misinform: How direct provision centres became a catalyst for far-right activism in Ireland

Mar 15th 2021, 12:02 AM 20,570 Views 0 Comments

The first in a four-part investigation into the growth of far-right activity online in Ireland explores how an anti-immigration agenda infiltrated local activism.

# direct-provision - Thursday 4 March, 2021

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?

Mar 4th 2021, 6:00 PM 11,174 Views 20 Comments

Activist Ola Mustapha, Nick Henderson of the Irish Refugee Council and reporter Cónal Thomas talk us through it.

# direct-provision - 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 11,262 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 52,499 Views 117 Comments

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

# direct-provision - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Deaths in Direct Provision to be recorded and released by Department for first time
# INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION
# INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION

Deaths in Direct Provision to be recorded and released by Department for first time

Feb 21st 2021, 6:30 AM 19,889 Views 26 Comments

It comes after a number of TDs and Senators called for greater transparency.

# direct-provision - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Waiting time for asylum seekers to seek permission to work reduced by three months
# Protection
# Protection

Waiting time for asylum seekers to seek permission to work reduced by three months

Jan 28th 2021, 2:16 PM 11,151 Views 20 Comments

Asylum seekers will need to wait six months instead of nine before they can apply for permission to work in Ireland.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Contracts with private firms running Direct Provision should not be renewed - Refugee Council
# Irish Refugee Council
# Irish Refugee Council

Contracts with private firms running Direct Provision should not be renewed - Refugee Council

Jan 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 24,894 Views 29 Comments

There are currently more than 7,000 people living in Direct Provision.

# direct-provision - 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 15,183 Views 17 Comments

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

# direct-provision - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Catherine Day: 'Continued political oversight' needed to end Direct Provision
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Catherine Day: 'Continued political oversight' needed to end Direct Provision

Oct 21st 2020, 4:23 PM 13,615 Views 24 Comments

Dr Day said today the current Direct Provision system is “reactive” and said that people living in the system “bear the consequences” of its failures.

Direct Provision should end by 2023 with amnesty offered in 2021 for some - Day report
# DAY REPORT
# DAY REPORT

Direct Provision should end by 2023 with amnesty offered in 2021 for some - Day report

Oct 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 26,725 Views 30 Comments

A report drawn up by former Secretary General of the European Commission Dr Catherine Day has made a number of sweeping recommendations.

# direct-provision - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Expert group report on ending Direct Provision to go to Cabinet next week
# DAY REPORT
# DAY REPORT

Expert group report on ending Direct Provision to go to Cabinet next week

Oct 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 22,005 Views 28 Comments

An expert group, led by former Secretary General of the European Commission Dr Catherine Day, has sent a list of recommendations to Government.

# direct-provision - Friday 18 September, 2020

Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic

Sep 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,209 Views 0 Comments

Homeless charity Depaul has helped 256 people move out of DP centres in recent months.

# direct-provision - Friday 11 September, 2020

Widespread Covid-19 testing to begin tomorrow in all direct provision centres
# Testing
# Testing

Widespread Covid-19 testing to begin tomorrow in all direct provision centres

Sep 11th 2020, 6:06 PM 16,840 Views 12 Comments

The testing rollout follows a recommendation from NPHET.

Documents show changes made to letter defending decision to open Kerry Direct Provision centre
# Skellig Star
# Skellig Star

Documents show changes made to letter defending decision to open Kerry Direct Provision centre

Sep 11th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,541 Views 7 Comments

The Skellig Star Hotel was at the centre of a media storm earlier this year after an outbreak of Covid-19 among residents.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Union says 20 Direct Provision residents working at meat plant told contracts won't be renewed due to high risk
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Union says 20 Direct Provision residents working at meat plant told contracts won't be renewed due to high risk

Sep 9th 2020, 6:05 AM 42,428 Views 31 Comments

Mass testing at meat plants has indicated levels of infection among workers is now very low.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Estimated 400 out of 1,250 Covid-19 cases in past 14 days connected to meat factories or direct provision
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Estimated 400 out of 1,250 Covid-19 cases in past 14 days connected to meat factories or direct provision

Aug 18th 2020, 9:13 PM 36,872 Views 45 Comments

Earlier today, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed a further 120 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

# direct-provision - Friday 14 August, 2020

Asylum seeker says Direct Provision workers' hours were reduced at meat plant
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Asylum seeker says Direct Provision workers' hours were reduced at meat plant

Aug 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 40,815 Views 90 Comments

This comes after clusters at four meat plants led to a localised lockdown in Kildare, Offaly and Laois.

# direct-provision - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm'
# Open Letter
# Open Letter

Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm'

Aug 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 42,222 Views 118 Comments

“As a country we must do better,” according to about 150 signatories.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

'These orders have us heartbroken': Protest planned against deportation of Athlone students
# Deportation
# Deportation

'These orders have us heartbroken': Protest planned against deportation of Athlone students

Aug 11th 2020, 4:36 PM 36,584 Views 41 Comments

The couple live in a direct provision centre in Athlone.

'I don't want to go back': Asylum seeker fearful of returning to Direct Provision centre after Covid-19 outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'I don't want to go back': Asylum seeker fearful of returning to Direct Provision centre after Covid-19 outbreak

Aug 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 28,386 Views 18 Comments

Mndala Limote said he is fearful of returning to his Direct Provision centre when his isolation at CityWest ends.

# direct-provision - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Direct Provision residents will now be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Payment
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Direct Provision residents will now be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Aug 6th 2020, 12:27 PM 39,100 Views 87 Comments

Direct Provision residents were previously excluded from applying for the payment.

# direct-provision - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Residents in Caherciveen Direct Provision centre to be moved as hunger strike ends
# Skellig Star
# Skellig Star

Residents in Caherciveen Direct Provision centre to be moved as hunger strike ends

Jul 30th 2020, 9:50 PM 29,717 Views 14 Comments

The Justice Minister says she ‘deeply regrets’ the hunger strike by asylum seekers in Co Kerry.

Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules

Jul 30th 2020, 6:12 PM 31,921 Views 49 Comments

The ruling overturns a previous finding in favour of people living in direct

# direct-provision - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

'We need treatment': McEntee commits to vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers amid fresh calls to close Caherciveen
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

'We need treatment': McEntee commits to vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers amid fresh calls to close Caherciveen

Jul 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 14,290 Views 39 Comments

Ireland is legally required to conduct these assessments, which aim to identify special reception needs for asylum seekers and refugees.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Direct Provision residents in Kerry go on hunger strike over demands to be moved to new accommodation
# Caherciveen
# Caherciveen

Direct Provision residents in Kerry go on hunger strike over demands to be moved to new accommodation

Jul 28th 2020, 10:18 AM 32,830 Views 0 Comments

Residents at the former Skellig Star Hotel began the protest today.

# direct-provision - Saturday 25 July, 2020

'Mould, fire hazards and damp' identified at Direct Provision centres as new Minister aims for independent inspections
# INspections
# INspections

'Mould, fire hazards and damp' identified at Direct Provision centres as new Minister aims for independent inspections

Jul 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,583 Views 54 Comments

No inspections of centres have taken place since late March due to Covid-19.

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