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# INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION

Last month
June 2024
Mother fears 'having to sleep in car' with three children if evicted from Direct Provision centre
The woman, who has international protection status, is one of many people who have been told they need to find alternative accommodation by next week.
The woman has three young children including a newborn
She has been living in Ballyhaunis for six years and is "devastated" to have to move
Rising rental costs and a lack of housing supply mean many people are now facing homelessness
'You can't erect a tent wherever you want' - Taoiseach responds to 'cruelty' accusations
McEntee: Airlines fined for carrying undocumented passengers, but State will still process them
May
May 2024
High Court told State can't simply accommodate homeless asylum seekers 'at the drop of a hat'
High Court told Ireland is breaching human rights law by failing to house homeless asylum seekers
Taoiseach indicates asylum seeker tents to be cleared from Dublin's Grand Canal this week
Means-testing asylum seekers aims to ensure system is fair, says McEntee
Sinn Féin says plans to means test asylum seekers should go further and include medical cards
Govt working to create more accommodation for asylum seekers as tents remain on Grand Canal
Mayor calls on Govt to tackle immigration 'myths' as council launches info campaign
Inspection of Laois direct provision centre finds 75% of residents had been granted protection
Tánaiste denies that asylum seekers in tents on streets is 'Ireland's Rwanda policy'
It's a 'criminal offence' to pitch tents on public land, govt says, after removing Grand Canal camp
Asylum seekers expected to be moved from Citywest amid concerns over tents on Grand Canal
Harris says asylum seekers in Ballsbridge park is 'temporary thing done by people being very humane'
Mount Street: Several asylum seekers without beds after makeshift encampment is dismantled
‘Just under’ 290 people have been moved to Citywest and Crooksling.
A number of steel barriers have been erected along the pathway on Mount Street where the tents were located.
Minister for Integration Roderic O'Gorman described the tents as an "extremely difficult situation" for people living in them.
April
April 2024
Cabinet approves emergency legislation to enable return of asylum seekers to UK
Asylum seekers unaware of any plans to clear tents on Dublin's Mount Street
Timeline: What happened in Newtownmountkennedy yesterday evening?
IPO to prioritise asylum seekers from countries with highest number of applicants
Harris says Ukrainians leaving state accommodation will free up space for other asylum seekers
Harris says Ireland will comply fully with Migration Pact, including setting up reception centres
The European Parliament yesterday voted to adopt the Migration and Asylum Pact yesterday.
MEPs vote in favour of EU Migration Pact to overhaul rules on asylum seekers and migrants
The new Migration and Asylum Pact is a package of 10 laws drawn up after years of negotiations that aim to get EU countries to act together on migration.
MEPs will vote today on the EU Migration Pact: Here's what it means (in a five-minute summary)
MEPs urged to accept Migration Pact tomorrow but some negotiators acknowledge remaining flaws
Man from Eritrea who landed at Dublin Airport without passport or ID is jailed for two months
This year
2024
Sharp increase in prosecutions and prison terms for asylum seekers arriving without passports
The Government unveiled two big plans around asylum seekers today - here's what they are
It involves empty office spaces and a new EU Pact.
Department officials set to discuss age assessment process for unaccompanied minors, PAC hears
Number of international protection applicants without accommodation rises to 1,010
'The best solution': Taoiseach says Government wants to see a dual-use model used for D Hotel
Promised interpretation standards for asylum applications not being introduced by deadline
Poor interpretation undermines asylum seekers’ credibility and delays their cases, say lawyers.
Asylum-seeker support workers expected to act as interpreters without specialist training
Experts concerned that ‘cultural mediators’ being asked to provide “interpretation services” beyond their required skill set.
Cultural mediators were introduced to speed up the asylum application process
Advocates say the lack of clarity around role risks harming asylum seekers
UN body who trains them says mediators "not legally accountable" for applications
Helen McEntee: New measures to speed up asylum applications designed to stop misuse of system
FactFind: What is a ‘safe country of origin’ and how many asylum seekers come from one?
'Need for substantial reform': TDs debate Government response to asylum seekers in Dáil
Algeria and Botswana to be added to 'safe countries' list from today
Asylum seekers endure sub-zero temperatures on Dublin streets without tents or sleeping bags
Martin says plans being prepared to ramp up State-owned accommodation to house asylum seekers
Ten districts with the highest proportion of refugees to get special support package, says Taoiseach