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# Immigration

Last week
16th June 2024 - 22nd June 2024
'An insult to the Dáil': Opposition parties promise to vote against EU Migration Pact
Government seeks tenders for charter flights to deport people from State
This month
June 2024
Over 100 far-right candidates stood in this year's elections: Could they become a political force?
Five far-right councillors were elected this year – the first breakthrough for the movement.
Around 100 candidates with far-right views ran in this year's elections - most of them outperforming the movement's previous best in 2020.
Social media has proved a successful platform for a number of those who were elected or who threatened to win seats.
SF has slumped in the polls - we spoke to grassroots members about what needs to change
Sinn Féin may yet make major gains at the polls this week, but its grassroots say the leadership isn’t listening on major issues.
McEntee: Airlines fined for carrying undocumented passengers, but State will still process them
'We're currently doing it': Fine Gael's Regina Doherty says EU already outsourcing asylum
Last month
May 2024
Garda deployed to Belfast to support immigration investigations
Far-right candidates will 'get a shock' come election count day, says O'Gorman
Debunked: Image of burning house in rural Ireland is AI-generated and not a real arson attack
Taoiseach indicates asylum seeker tents to be cleared from Dublin's Grand Canal this week
Taoiseach 'encouraged' after gardaí prevent 50 people entering Ireland from the UK with incorrect documents
New poll shows negligible change in party support but over half want more immigration controls
Debunked: The number of 'illegally present immigrants' in Ireland last year was not 10 times the EU average
Taoiseach calls for 'consistency of approach' around payments and supports for Ukrainians
Government reviewing benefit payments for asylum seekers with decision to come 'in weeks'
Asylum seeker tents cleared from Grand Canal as Taoiseach says 'Team Ireland' response needed
Asylum seekers were told they are committing an offence by camping on the canal.
Diggers have cleared all the tents from the area.
The Government has confirmed that 163 individuals were moved to Crooksling and the former Central Mental Hospital (CMH) in Dundrum.
The Taoiseach said an all-of-Government approach is needed and that he has "no doubt" further issues will arise.
Fianna Fáil TD pushes for Garda checkpoints at Northern Ireland border
Opinion: Dialogue is key to solving the UK-Ireland asylum issue
Dr Clare Rice
Extra staff to be hired to improve communications and tackle disinformation on migration
UK says Tánaiste 'confirmed' no gardaí will be sent to border for migration checks
Tánaiste Micheál Martin had a ‘constructive phone call’ with Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris last night.
April
April 2024
Cross border migration row: How did Ireland-UK relations break down over asylum seekers?
And what’s the evidence for Helen McEntee’s claim that 80% of of asylum seekers crossed the border? Here’s what we know.
Enterprise Minister Peter Burke says 'votes are there' for Government to join EU migration pact
Sunak says migrants crossing from Northern Ireland into Republic shows Rwanda plan is working
Timeline: What happened in Newtownmountkennedy yesterday evening?
McEntee says over 80% of people seeking asylum entered the country through the northern border
Mother of boy with severe scoliosis hits out at use of his story by anti-immigrant figures
Harris expects details on locations of promised asylum reception centres 'in the coming weeks'
Larry Donnelly: The immigration issue compounds uncertainty in Irish politics
Larry Donnelly
Migration Pact will damage EU's reputation as a human rights defender, experts say
Harris says Ukrainians leaving state accommodation will free up space for other asylum seekers
Opinion: We and other NGOs are saying no to the EU's migration pact
Jim Clarken
Hotels, state bodies and Direct Provision: The companies behind Ireland's refugee housing sector
More than €2 billion was paid by the Government on the sector last year.
Man from Eritrea who landed at Dublin Airport without passport or ID is jailed for two months
March
March 2024
Sharp increase in prosecutions and prison terms for asylum seekers arriving without passports
Simon Harris says processing asylum applications in third country is 'worth considering'
Attitudes towards refugees and immigration remain largely positive in Ireland, ESRI finds
Taoiseach accused of 'pandering to fears whipped up by far-right' in asylum seeker comments
European elections: Dead-heat on whether immigration is a big issue for voters
A third of people say they would vote for a candidate with ‘strong anti-immigration views’.
TheJournal/Ireland Thinks poll finds voters evenly split on the relevance of immigration to June elections.
The second survey in the major series also asked questions about EU immigration policy and sea rescue missions.
Varadkar: Ireland can't guarantee accommodation to asylum seekers entering via 'safe countries'
Taoiseach: 'St Patrick was a migrant to Ireland - a single, male, undocumented one'