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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# direct provision

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# Galway
Protest in Oughterard over Direct Provision centre concerns
Hundreds of people took part in the protest in the Galway town.
# Noel Grealish
Taoiseach calls on Galway TD to withdraw remarks made at direct provision centre public meeting
Footage shared on social media shows Noel Grealish referencing “economic migrants” from Africa coming to “sponge off us”.
# Oughterard
Justice Minister Flanagan 'very disappointed' over comments made at Galway direct provision centre meeting
Locals expressed their frustration at a meeting in Oughterard yesterday evening.
# Oughterard
'There's an absence of information': Calls for clarity after 700 people attend meeting about Galway direct provision centre
Locals are concerned about what it would mean for the town if the building accommodates asylum seekers.
# direct provision
Government to spend €65 million on new Direct Provision centres in four counties
The Department of Justice & Equality has struggled to open new centres since 2018.
# direct provision
Asylum seekers forced to wash clothes in sinks at Dublin hotel
Over 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland.
# direct provision
Asylum seekers told not to bring food to rooms 'under any circumstance' by Dublin hotel
Over 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland.
# direct provision
'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent
Residents in Direct Provision centres have claimed the practice is commonplace.
# Cork
'They are really inspiring - they don't let the fact they are living in that situation hold them back'
We spoke to volunteers who run dance classes for teens in Direct Provision, DJ Stevie Grainger and dancer Andrea Williams.
# Gardaí
Fresh concerns over Direct Provision after incident involving children at Cork centre
The Department of Justice says it is aware of an incident in the centre.
# legal limbo
Call for Ireland to accept Brexit-delayed asylum applications that would otherwise be transferred to UK
A report by the Irish Refugee Council says Ireland has “typically chosen to follow the UK’s lead” on asylum issues.
# Asylum applications
The UN's refugee chief is in Ireland and says wait times in Direct Provision must improve
Filippo Grandi complimented Ireland on its resettlement efforts.
# direct provision
NGOs asked by justice department to help asylum seekers in emergency accommodation 'as soon as possible'
There are now 777 people living in emergency set-ups in 25 counties around Ireland.
# direct provision
'Difficulty accessing services': Complaints from asylum seekers living in hotels raised with Ombudsman
There are now 777 people living in emergency set-ups in 25 counties around Ireland.
# Hatch Hall
200 people to be moved as Dublin city Direct Provision centre closes down
It was reported in March that Hatch Hall will be turned into a 5-star hotel.
# Garden Party
President to host Áras garden party highlighting issues around Direct Provision
Irish organisations that support refugees have been invited to a garden party tomorrow.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony?
Who was Sylva Tukula and what does her death mean for Ireland?
State offers 'unreserved apology' for burying asylum seeker without telling friends
Sylva Tukula died at the Great Western House Direct Provision centre in Galway in August 2018.
'An insensitivity at the heart of the State': Decision to bury woman who died in Direct Provision without telling friends criticised
Sylva Tukula died in Galway in August 2018.
Woman who died in Direct Provision buried without ceremony before friends were told
Sylva Tukula passed away last August.
# direct provision
'Deeply concerned': Calls for vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers
These assessments are legally required.
# noteworthy
Department of Justice sounded warning over plans to almost double allowance for asylum seekers living in direct provision
Officials said changes to allow residents of asylum centres to work had created “most generous” system in EU.
# Wexford
Courtown community 'not consulted' over decision to move Direct Provision residents to local hotel
Locals have claimed a hotel in the town will be used as a permanent centre for four years.
# Rooskey
Concerns raised about fire safety issues at hotel earmarked to house asylum seekers before arson attacks
Plans to open a Direct Provision centre in Rooskey were scrapped based on legal advice.
# Rooskey
Fears over legal challenge 'disrupting' asylum seekers led to Direct Provision centre being scrapped
The proposal was affected by a number of legal and planning issues, as well as suspected arson attacks.
# direct provision
'He has no one to talk to': Concerns raised around potential lack of schooling for 86 children of asylum seekers
There are currently over 500 people asylum seekers living in emergency accommodation.
# Green Light
SocDems say Ellie Kisyombe will run in election after 'correcting the chronology of her backstory'
A independent review for the party has given the green light for the local election candidate.
# Asylum Seekers
Calls for submissions on Direct Provision and asylum application improvements
The current system was established in 1999 in response to a sharp increase in people seeking asylum in Ireland.
# Drogheda
'A tense situation': Mosney Direct Provision residents stage protest over issues at centre
Residents started protesting at 7am this morning.
# direct provision
Emergency accommodation: Over 500 asylum seekers now living in hotels and B and Bs across Ireland
“The current reliance on private contractors is clearly not working,” migrant rights centre Nasc has said.
# City of Sanctuary
Cork launches plan to better integrate refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
Cork will be the latest area to become a so-called place of sanctuary – making it part of a wider national, and indeed international, movement.
# Clonakilty Lodge
Residents stage protest at Direct Provision centre in Cork
They are unhappy they did not get to meet Minister David Stanton when he visited the centre yesterday.
# Watergate House
'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre
The centre accommodated around 50 asylum seekers before it closed last June.
# Mosney
Payments to private Direct Provision firms rise to €72m after 18% increase in asylum seekers
The firm that operates the Direct Provision centre in Mosney, Co Meath received the highest payment of €8.69 million.
# Asylum Seekers
Plan to open Direct Provision centre in Leitrim scrapped
The Department of Justice said the decision is not related to suspected arson attacks at the former hotel.
# Asylum Seekers
'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'
Parents talk to us about why they are seeking asylum in Ireland and the impact of raising a family in an institutionalised setting.
# Arson Attacks
Having to cross the border or stay overnight: Concerns raised about location of rural Direct Provision centres
It’s a criminal offence for asylum seekers to cross the border into Northern Ireland.
# right to work
'Considerable challenges': Direct Provision residents facing employment barriers despite right-to-work
Only 15% of the adult population of Direct Provision have taken up work since the right to work was granted last year.
# clondalkin towers
'There had been enormous worry': Direct Provision centre to remain open - and three others get the green light
About 70 residents at the Clondalkin centre have protected status and faced the risk of becoming homeless.
# Asylum Seekers
Direct provision: Complaints about lack of cooking facilities, accommodation and refusals of transfer requests
Complaints from residents were about food, lack of cooking facilities and the availability of transport.