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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

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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.
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Last-minute reprieve for Cork students as family saved from deportation
It came after an intervention from Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.
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'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.
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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.
# Mount Trenchard
Limerick Direct Provision centre to shut next month
A migrant rights charity last month called for the centre to shut.
# Masi
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.
# Waterford
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.
# Justice Minister
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.
# Mount Trenchard
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.
# Refugees
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.
# justice department
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.
# Asylum Seekers
'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.
# High Court
Protesters barred from interfering in accommodation being fitted out for asylum seekers in Leitrim
Mr Justice Max Barrett granted the permanent injunction today.
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'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.
# Asylum Seekers
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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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.
# Ballinamore
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.
# Migration
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.
# Wexford by-election
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.
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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.
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.
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FG candidate Verona Murphy apologises for saying some asylum seekers need to be 'deprogrammed'
Murphy is a candidate in the upcoming Wexford by-election.
# Ballinamore
Leitrim direct provision protest stood down after High Court injunction
Ballinamore Community Group have agreed to stand down their demonstration in the town.
# travel to work
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.
# Suaad Alshleh
'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.
# direct provision
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’.
# Asylum Seekers
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.
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'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
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.
# Co Monaghan
'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.
# Emergency Accommodation
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.
# clondalkin towers
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
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.
# Galway
'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.
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Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President
Michael D Higgins made the speech in New York.
# Oughterard
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
Ombudsman criticises use of hotels as emergency accommodation for asylum seekers
Peter Tyndall called for more powers for the Ombudsman’s office.
# Oughterard
'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.
# Oughterard
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.