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# Irish Refugee Council

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2022
# Refugees
O'Gorman 'can't rule out' refugees sleeping on streets as Citywest closes to new arrivals
It was reported yesterday that the Citywest facility has now reached capacity.
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# Irish Refugee Council
Contracts with private firms running Direct Provision should not be renewed - Refugee Council
There are currently more than 7,000 people living in Direct Provision.
# legal limbo
Call for Ireland to accept Brexit-delayed asylum applications that would otherwise be transferred to UK
A report by the Irish Refugee Council says Ireland has “typically chosen to follow the UK’s lead” on asylum issues.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony?
Who was Sylva Tukula and what does her death mean for Ireland?
# direct provision
'Deeply concerned': Calls for vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers
These assessments are legally required.
# Asylum Seekers
Rise in deportations 'worrying and stressful' as department denies official crackdown policy
Asylum seekers also say they are confused about a new refugee application process.
# direct provision
Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign
Sue Conlan says the group has not been fully consulted on new legislation.
# one hundred and eleven welcomes
Ireland has given 111 Syrians permission to live here this year
But rejected the applications of 197.
# direct provision
Direct Provision food protest ends with hope for improved conditions
The residents had began refusing supplies from the centre last week.
# Scandal
Ireland treats children seeking asylum as 'second class citizens'
The Special Rapporteur on Child Protection today made comparisons between asylum centres and mother and baby homes and asked why we’re not right outraged now, when it’s happening.
# Asylum Seekers
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.
# Irish Refugee Council
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
Calls for Direct Provision to be overhauled
The Irish Refugee Council says that Direct Provision needs to be overhauled and replaced with a new system that is fairer to asylum seekers and allows them to work after a certain length of time.
# direct provision
Report questions if Direct Provision conditions 'amount to child abuse'
Poverty, malnutrition, inadequate heating, overcrowding and poor insulation are all impacting on children’s health in Direct Provision, the report says.
# direct provision
Closure of asylum seekers' centre shows "disregard" for rights
The number of asylum seekers is dropping, so Direct Provision accommodation centres are being consolidated in Ireland.
# Asylum
'One good adult' scheme launched for child asylum seekers
The scheme will provide young asylum seekers with a mentor to help them integrate into Irish society.
Voices
Interviews: ‘I love the food’ – first-hand stories from asylum seekers in Ireland
What’s it really like being an asylum seeker? People living in State-funded accommodation describe their experiences.
# Asylum
Reforms in asylum process "not a cure-all"
The Irish Refugee Council has said that the proposed Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill does not address the reasons for Ireland’s low rate of acceptance for protection applicants.