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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# direct provision

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Direct Provision: Nearly 100 people relocated from Monaghan hotel
There are concerns about the level of service provision for those living in RIA-sourced emergency accommodation.
# Asylum Seekers
Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision
“One of the guys was very annoying and used to harass me, he always tried to touch me.”
# clondalkin towers
'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre
Nineteen refugees are among dozens of people searching for a new place to live.
# direct provision
Asylum seeker band praises 'amazing' support from Cork after securing €5,000 grant
The group is made up of nine musicians from nine different countries.
# Local Elections
Explainer: What has led to resignations in the Social Democrats?
The Social Democrats are reviewing Dublin candidate Ellie Kisyombe’s background in response to a Sunday Times story.
# direct provision
'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness
Clondalkin Towers is set to close in June and many residents are struggling to secure new accommodation.
# Asylum Seekers
Confrontation at 'No To Racism' rally in Rooskey
The rally follows Monday night’s fire at the Shannon Key West Hotel, earmarked for asylum seekers.
# direct provision
Private company paid €1.6 million in 4 months to find emergency accommodation for asylum seekers
195 people are currently living in hotels and B&Bs in the Cavan-Monaghan area.
Roosky hotel fire may have been premeditated and prepared for days beforehand gardaí believe
This is the second fire in five weeks at the Co Leitrim premises.
# Asylum Seekers
'They were not deterred': Three people were in building when fires started at Roosky hotel
The Shannon Key West hotel has been earmarked as a premises for asylum seekers to reside in.
# Rooskey
Anti-racism rally held outside fire-damaged Leitrim hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre
The hotel was damaged in a suspected arson attack earlier this week.
'Fires at Direct Provision hotels should prompt discussion about far-right minority, otherwise the racists win'
There are clear victims here – the men, women and children who were forced to flee their homes, Dr Fiona O’Reilly writes.
# Rooskey
'This should be treated as a hate crime': Concern expressed after fire at hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre
The cause of the fire is not yet known, and an investigation has been launched by gardaí.
# Rooskey
Fire breaks out at hotel to be used as Direct Provision centre on Leitrim-Roscommon border
The fire broke out shortly before 8pm.
# help at christmas
This Luas is being filled with essential gifts for people in emergency accommodation
A Dublin homeless charity has joined forces with Luas again to help people in need this Christmas.
# Courts
A hotel to be used for Direct Provision is still in the middle of a sale dispute
The 39-room Shannon Key West Hotel is located in Rooskey on the Co Leitrim/Roscommon.
# direct provision
Moville community galvanised to help following arson attack at hotel being prepared for asylum seekers
The Inishowen Together group said it was a “hateful and cowardly act”.
# direct provision
Justice Minister condemns arson attack at Donegal hotel being prepared for asylum seekers
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in their investigation into “all circumstances” around what could have caused the fire.
# Asylum System
84 complaints from Direct Provision residents so far this year
Direct Provision centres are temporary accommodation facilities for people who come to Ireland and present as asylum seekers.
# direct provision
Asylum seeker settles High Court action to get father's name on son's birth cert
The woman became pregnant following a relationship with a security guard at a Direct Provision centre.
# taken down
'Gripping and gritty': Praise for new RTÉ crime drama set around direct provision centre
The Irish Refugee Council said it hopes this show will contribute to the conversation taking place around the direct provision system.
# Child Welfare
Staff at Direct Provision centre to be retrained after a mother was refused food for her sick child
The contractor said it will also ensure that tea, coffee and snacks are available on a 24/7 basis.
# 2 slices of bread
'I just asked for two slices of bread': Investigation after Direct Provision resident claims centre refused food for sick child
The Direct Provision resident said her sick son was denied food and milk overnight.
# Shepherd Machaya
Thousands sign petition asking Justice Minister to stop deportation of student facing threat of torture
Shepherd Machaya could be deported within days after his permission to remain in Ireland expired on 21 October.
# Asylum Seekers
'A stain on our society': What the presidential candidates think about Direct Provision
Some are in favour of a blanket amnesty for people living in the system for more than five years.
# Asylum Archive
A Serbian photographer documents every Direct Provision centre in Ireland
Vukasin Nedeljovic has been compiling his Asylum Archive since 2006.
# direct provision
€27.5 million paid to firm closing Dublin's largest direct provision centre
Fazyard Ltd is closing Clondalkin Towers Hotel which houses 248 people including 91 children.
# An Taoiseach
Varadkar says immigrants more likely to be working and paying tax than average Irish person
The Taoiseach told the Dáil he was “pleased and proud” of Irish people and their response to immigration.
# seeking asylum
'When I come home I am not allowed to cook for my children' - the harsh realities of Direct Provision in Ireland
Donnah Vuma is one of the lucky few in Direct Provision who have managed to access university education here.
# direct provision
Nurse who returned to Pakistan under threat of deportation was told the next day that asylum status is under review
Vicky Khokhar spent three years in a direct provision centre and during that time volunteered five days a week at a local nursing home.
# taken down
Stars of new RTÉ drama hope it will open conversation on Ireland's treatment of immigrants
The show centres on the violent death of a young migrant woman whose body is found close to a direct provision centre.
# direct provision
Cooking facilities and separate family bedrooms among Direct Provision recommendations
The new guidelines are aimed at improving conditions for asylum seekers.
# direct provision
Woman found dead at Galway direct provision centre
The circumstances of the death are unknown.
# granted asylum
People who have been granted asylum are staying in direct provision due to lack of housing
The number of people in direct provision has increased by 22% since March 2017.
# taken down
The makers of Love/Hate have started filming a new crime drama for RTÉ
Stuart Carolan is back with a new series called ‘Taken Down’ starring Lynn Rafferty and Brian Gleeson.
'Having been in direct provision for such a long time I had started to lose confidence'
I needed an outlet that brought positivity to myself and others around me, writes Ellie Kisyombe.
Opinion: 'Direct provision has been a disaster'
Numerous reports and recommendations have cast a light on the failings, writes Ronan Herlihy.
# direct provision
UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times
Some people are waiting over two years for a decision on their asylum application.
'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that'
A Sudanese journalist and painter talks about fleeing his home country after receiving death threats.
# cutting
How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM
“People don’t speak about it unless a victim of this heinous crime speaks out.”