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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# direct provision

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# 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.”
# Integration
‘We're not talking about this enough': Ireland warned to take action against radicalisation
An expert has said better integration of asylum seekers and refugees must play a role in this process.
# Off the Road
Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work
There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.
# direct provision
Lisdoonvarna locals say they'll welcome 30 asylum seekers next week ... but no more than that
The first of 115 asylum seekers are due to arrive in the town on Monday.
# direct provision
Eat at Our Table: Café run by Ireland's migrant community opens at Christ Church
“It gives out a strong message that you can create spaces for people in Direct Provision instead of waiting.”
# direct provision
Supreme Court formally declares end to ban preventing asylum seekers from working
The court found the ban to be unconstitutional “in principle” last May and the cabinet agreed to lift the ban last November.
'Why not allow asylum seekers work where they want and pay taxes like everyone else?'
‘Why not allow asylum seekers work where they want and pay taxes like everyone else?’, writes Sorcha Grisewood.
# direct provision
Ombudsman receives 97 complaints from Direct Provision residents
The Ombudsman’s office began accepting complaints from people in Direct Provision last April.
# University of Sanctuary
Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC
The college joins DCU and UL as a University of Sanctuary.
# direct provision
Minister to take no further action after claims Direct Provision residents were 'denied Christmas celebrations'
A Justice Department spokesperson said that it had received the report from centre.
# Limerick
Minister asks for report from Direct Provision centre after asylum seekers 'denied Christmas celebrations'
The asylum seekers said they had organised celebrations but were not able to hold them in the planned space.
# direct provision
Asylum seekers may only be allowed to work in certain jobs
In May, the Supreme Court said the ban on asylum seekers working was unconstitutional.
Cold storage: This is what six years of a work ban under direct provision is like
Lassane Ouedraogo was declared a refugee by the Irish State but feels that the system stripped him of dignity and freedom.
# testimonies
Testimonies from trafficked victims in Ireland: 'I didn't feel safe, men were hitting on me'
The report noted issues around privacy, integration, nutrition and delays in processing applications.
# Employment rights
Those in Direct Provision will be allowed to work, Minister confirms
Each person living in Direct Provision receives an allowance of €21 a week.
# Department of Justice
'An inhumane action': Eviction orders issued to asylum seekers in direct provision
Nasc says that those issued with eviction orders will become “homeless and destitute”.
'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'
The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.
# Asylum Seekers
Government defends lack of information on people who died in direct provision
Over the past 10 years, 44 people have died in direct provision.
# ballyhaunis
'Up Mayo': How this documentary about GAA in Ireland's most diverse town went viral
Maurice O’Brien has had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to his film about Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo.
# policy briefing
Government accused of 'wilfully' releasing inaccurate homelessness figures
Eoin Ó Broin said that the Housing Department was “knowingly releasing incorrect monthly homeless figures”.
# waiting for asylum
The food is 'horrible' and the men are 'creepy' - Children in direct provision speak out
It’s part of a report commissioned by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
'Hypocrisy in cheering for our gay Taoiseach, and turning a blind eye to his policies'
Do we truly care about LGBT people – or only those who have votes and who can afford the cost of a pint in The George, writes Oonagh Murphy.
# Integration
Bohemians have invited up to 80 Direct Provision Centre residents to attend Dalymount Park tonight
Between 60 and 80 residents of Direct Provision centres across Dublin will be welcomed to Dalymount Park as guests for tonight’s game against Drogheda United.
# direct provision
Supreme Court says that ban on asylum seekers working is unconstitutional
Over the next six months, the Court has invited interested parties to make submissions on the order.
# Limerick
Direct Provision centre shut over 'safety fears' was paid €12.7 million by the State
Repeated requests for essential maintenance to be carried out had been ignored by the centre, according to the government.
# shut down
Direct Provision centre in Limerick shuts over 'health and safety fears'
The management contract was “terminated” by a division of the Department of Justice today.
# clearing the backlog
Rule change should lead to less time in Direct Provision centres for asylum seekers
The “single procedure” process for asylum applications has come into effect.
# like a prison
'It's like Long Kesh without the watchtowers': Gerry Adams on Mosney direct provision centre
The Sinn Féín leader has urged the Government to improve conditions at the facility.
# Sligo
Hunger-striking Iranian man to be granted access to asylum process
The man was admitted to hospital yesterday after 35 days on hunger strike.
# direct provision
Asylum seeker enters 35th day of hunger strike in Sligo centre
The Iranian man has been served with a deportation order.
# our table
Stephen Rea opens pop-up café aiming to raise awareness about Direct Provision
More than 4,000 people live in DP centres nationally.
# Services
Nine companies were paid more than €10m each for providing direct provision centres
Commercial businesses behind centres were paid over €250m between 2010 and 2015.
# progress report
Government criticised over failure to properly reform Direct Provision
173 recommendations for improving the Direct Provision system were put forward last year.
# direct provision
Asylum seekers living in Ireland more than five years should be given "special amnesty"
Former judge Bryan McMahon says such a move would be “in the spirit of the ideals of 1916″, but would require “political will”.
# Papers Please
Ireland deported or removed 3,800 people last year
The approval rate for entry visa applications was 91%.
# direct provision
Could Ireland spend more on children in Direct Provision? Here's how the numbers crunch
Around 3,000 adults and 1,100 children are currently being paid direct provision allowance.
# direct provision
Government to increase allowance for child asylum-seekers
Paryments for children will be increased by €6 per week.
Imagine living in a 20’ x 10’ room, your belongings are in one cupboard and you don't know if you'll be there a year or a decade
The sight of little Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body shamed us all into reluctant action by accepting 4,000 people into Ireland, but now we’re going to put traumatised people into a seriously flawed system, writes Donal O’Keeffe.
# Céad Míle Fáilte
Tánaiste says there shouldn't be "upper limit" on the refugees Ireland takes
Joan Burton says initial refugees would be followed later by their families.
It's like being slowly poisoned - I wouldn't wish the life of direct provision on my worst enemy...
Siphathisiwe Moyo has lived under direct provision in Ireland for the last seven years.