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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

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# Homelessness
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.
# Testing
Widespread Covid-19 testing to begin tomorrow in all direct provision centres
The testing rollout follows a recommendation from NPHET.
# Skellig Star
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Covid-19
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.
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.
# Deportation
'These orders have us heartbroken': Protest planned against deportation of Athlone students
The couple live in a direct provision centre in Athlone.
# Coronavirus
'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
Direct Provision residents will now be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Payment
Direct Provision residents were previously excluded from applying for the payment.
# Skellig Star
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.
# direct provision
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
# Asylum Seekers
'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.
# caherciveen
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.
# INspections
'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.
# Interview
'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.
# Children's Ombudsman
'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
'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.
# Department of Justice
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.
'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.
# Charlie Flanagan
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.
# Changes
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.
# Petition
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
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# covid19
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# justice department
'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.
# Covid-19
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.
# caherciveen
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Covid-19
Coronavirus: Health officials confirm 62 cases in Direct Provision centres
There are nine clusters at Direct Provision centres across the country.
# Covid-19
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.
# direct provision
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
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.
# Wexford
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.
# Tullamore
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.
# Asylum Seekers
'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.
# Tullamore
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.
# Syria
'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.