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# direct-provision - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

The testing rollout follows a recommendation from NPHET.

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

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

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

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

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'

“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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

# direct-provision - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

'We'll have to deal with what the far-right say': Minister Roderic O'Gorman on childcare, social media and ending Direct Provision

O’Gorman sat down with as he take the reins of the children’s ministry.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

'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.

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