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# direct-provision - Sunday 28 September, 2014

African families are 20 times more likely to end up in the child care courts

Mental health is flagged as one of the possible contributory factors.

# direct-provision - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about Enda Kenny’s ‘McNulty-gate’ apology, Helen O’Driscoll, and new bank bailout developments.

# direct-provision - Friday 26 September, 2014

'The frustration has been building up over years' Direct Provision Protest This post contains videos

'The frustration has been building up over years'

Residents behind the protest at a Direct Provision Centre in Cork have spoken out.

# direct-provision - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Direct provision protest in Cork ends after ten days

An agreement between residents and management on living conditions has been made.

# direct-provision - Monday 22 September, 2014

Sex trafficking victims 'in danger of abuse in Direct Provision'

That’s according to agencies who have contacted the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.

# direct-provision - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everybody’s talking about the Poolbeg incinerator, asylum applications, and a rescued cow.

Surge in asylum applications? That's 'ridiculous' says Ó Riordáin

The Minister of State talked about the working group that’s tasked with suggesting how to reform the current system.

# direct-provision - Saturday 20 September, 2014

New laws will see asylum seekers spend less time in Direct Provision

The heads of the new legislation will be brought to Cabinet within a matter of weeks.

# direct-provision - Friday 19 September, 2014

Direct provision protests gain momentum as residents of another Cork centre say no more

Nasc said that public support to end direct provision is growing.

# direct-provision - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Ireland spending €150 million a year on asylum system

One third of asylum seekers in Ireland are children and many people have been waiting more than a decade for a decision on their application.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Direct Provision food protest ends with hope for improved conditions

The residents had began refusing supplies from the centre last week.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Keeping children in Direct Provision for 10 years is not right, says Logan

The issue of direct provision is “unresolved” for the Ombudsman for Children.

# direct-provision - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Third-level grants could be open to asylum seekers next year

Minister Jan O’Sullivan intends on ensuring that people in Direct Provision are able to avail of grants like their classmates are.

# direct-provision - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Extra services put in place at Direct Provision centre after protests

A small number of residents at the Limerick centre had gone on hunger strike.

# direct-provision - Friday 22 August, 2014

Demonstration to close 'inhumane' direct provision centre in Limerick taking place today

Four men went on hunger strike this week due to the conditions.

# direct-provision - Monday 18 August, 2014

Four on hunger strike at "extremely volatile" Direct Provision centre

Mount Trenchard is based in Foynes, Co Limerick.

# direct-provision - Friday 15 August, 2014

"Appalled": Two asylum seekers transferred after protests at Direct Provision centre

The protest took place outside a centre in Foynes yesterday.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The government is going to review the way Ireland treats asylum seekers

It is hoped the review by a working group will take place early next year.

# direct-provision - Monday 4 August, 2014

Opinion: Happy 14th birthday, Direct Provision – just think of everything you haven't achieved!

Those of us who work with asylum seekers can speak to the dehumanising and demoralising effect that life in the direct provision system has on its inhabitants.

# direct-provision - Monday 28 July, 2014

'The way we treat asylum seekers says a lot about us as a country' - Ó Ríordáin

The Junior Minister has said that he hopes can bring reform proposals to Cabinet in September.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Direct Provision: 'None of us can stand over it, it's just not acceptable'

Junior Minister Aodhan O’Riordain said he is responsible now and he wants to change the system.

# direct-provision - Monday 14 July, 2014

Austerity has 'weakened' the human rights of Ireland's most vulnerable

The State is appearing before a United Nations committee to hear concerns over human rights in Ireland.

# direct-provision - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Opinion: Ireland warehouses asylum-seekers, institutionalises them and leaves them in limbo

Haven’t we learned that cramming ‘inconvenient’ people into institutions has serious consequences?

# direct-provision - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Minister: No, we don't throw people out of asylum centres with just a sleeping bag

Campaigner Sister Stan said yesterday that children were in danger as a result of lack of oversight in direct provision centres.

# direct-provision - Monday 16 June, 2014

From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland's human rights failings?

And we have to address them all before a United Nations committee next month.

# direct-provision - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Abuse and neglect are being hidden in plain sight – but will we open our eyes?

History will judge us every bit as harshly as we are now judging the society which condemned women and children to mother-and-baby homes.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Cork candidates to attend meet and greet with asylum seekers

This follows outrage last week at management rules in asylum centres forbidding candidates from canvassing residents.

# direct-provision - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets

However, Human Rights Ireland said that “issues still remain” with the system.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Politicians are not allowed to talk to people seeking asylum in Ireland

Thousands of people in asylum centres are allowed to vote – but they’re not allowed to hear from politicians in the run up to the local elections.

# direct-provision - Friday 7 February, 2014

More than half of Ireland's asylum seekers in 'reception system' for over 3 years

A new report has highlighted a number of problems, including lack of autonomy of the applicants.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Ireland is failing to meet its international obligations on asylum seekers says the Irish Refugee Council

The IRC says asylum seekers should be granted access to the labour market after six months.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

African children are 20 times more likely to be taken into care - report

The Child Care Law Reporting Project described the figures as “striking” and questioned the effect of the direct provision system on child welfare.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Shatter: I have no plans to end direct provision

The Justice Minister said he wants to ensure that applications are speeded up.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Project gives fascinating - and shocking - look into Ireland's child care system

The Child Care Law Reporting Project will publish its third volume of reports tomorrow.

High Court case could be a 'step towards ending Direct Provision system'

The Irish Refugee Council has welcomed the High Court’s decision to grant leave to a family to challenge the system which it says operates at a ‘huge financial and human cost’.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

"It is misleading to call Direct Provision inadequate" - Shatter

The Justice Minister said that numbers in centres was dropping, but the system had never seen a refugee made homeless.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

High Court case on whether direct provision is unconstitutional may take 2 weeks

At a brief hearing today, Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh said that the case should be heard as a priority.

# direct-provision - Monday 16 September, 2013

High Court to hear challenge to direct provision system

A family of six is taking a case to the High Court arguing that the system for housing asylum seekers is unconstitutional.

# direct-provision - Friday 13 September, 2013

Column: Court challenge to Direct Provision could save millions in taxpayers’ money

Contrary to the alarmist claims, this High Court challenge to direct provision could finally mean the end of wasting taxpayers’ money on an inhumane system, writes Sharon Waters.

# direct-provision - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Column: The time has come to end the system of Direct Provision

The Irish system of direct provision has been judged to be conducive to “enforced isolation and poverty” – we must put an end to it, write Claire Cumiskey and Fiona Hurley.