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#Refugees

# refugees - Sunday 18 September, 2022

Coveney approves €2 million funding to UN for Palestinian refugees
# Humanitarian
# Humanitarian

Coveney approves €2 million funding to UN for Palestinian refugees

Sep 18th 2022, 2:02 PM 9,114 Views 25 Comments

It brings Ireland’s total contribution to the UN Relief and Works Agency in 2022 to €8 million.

# refugees - Friday 9 September, 2022

201 asylum seekers left without accommodation in Ireland due to 'lack of availability'
# Refugees
# Refugees

201 asylum seekers left without accommodation in Ireland due to 'lack of availability'

Sep 9th 2022, 2:47 PM 23,949 Views 32 Comments

As of today, IPAS “is in a position to resume offering accommodation”, the Department of Equality said.

# refugees - Sunday 4 September, 2022

Greece blocked over 150,000 migrants this year says migration minister
# Borders
# Borders

Greece blocked over 150,000 migrants this year says migration minister

Sep 4th 2022, 2:02 PM 11,837 Views 0 Comments

Charity groups have also accused Athens of illegally turning back migrants or forcing them over the border to Turkey.

# refugees - Friday 2 September, 2022

€2.9m paid out to people housing Ukrainian refugees who applied for €400 monthly payment
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

€2.9m paid out to people housing Ukrainian refugees who applied for €400 monthly payment

Sep 2nd 2022, 6:00 AM 19,678 Views 27 Comments

Payments have been made to some 2,348 individuals who have offered rooms and vacant properties.

# refugees - Tuesday 30 August, 2022

Amsterdam to house migrants on cruise ship moored in port
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Amsterdam to house migrants on cruise ship moored in port

Aug 30th 2022, 9:40 PM 19,216 Views 9 Comments

It is the second Dutch city to approve plans for putting up migrants on a cruise liner.

# refugees - Friday 19 August, 2022

Four in five Ukrainian arrivals to Ireland are women and children
# Refugees
# Refugees

Four in five Ukrainian arrivals to Ireland are women and children

Aug 19th 2022, 1:30 PM 15,512 Views 44 Comments

The LEA with the highest rate of Ukrainians relative to its population is Ennistymon in Clare (7.2%)

# refugees - Monday 8 August, 2022

Thousands of refugees may be forced back to hotels after students return
# Red Cross
# Red Cross

Thousands of refugees may be forced back to hotels after students return

Aug 8th 2022, 3:12 PM 25,980 Views 32 Comments

The Irish Red Cross said around 3,000 refugees staying in student accommodation will have to move out by the end of August.

# refugees - Sunday 7 August, 2022

3,000 Ukrainians will have to leave student accommodation by the end of the month
# Housing
# Housing

3,000 Ukrainians will have to leave student accommodation by the end of the month

Aug 7th 2022, 4:19 PM 31,982 Views 31 Comments

Student beds are being provided by a number of universities as well as private providers.

# refugees - Thursday 4 August, 2022

Language barrier and mental health ‘key concerns’ for Syrian refugees settled in Ireland
# New Report
# New Report

Language barrier and mental health ‘key concerns’ for Syrian refugees settled in Ireland

Aug 4th 2022, 7:22 AM 11,473 Views 6 Comments

A new report found that “healthcare quality is, on the whole, affected primarily by one concern, and that is language”.

# refugees - Sunday 24 July, 2022

Tom Clonan: Time is running out for Putin in Ukraine and this makes him dangerous
# Five Months On
# Five Months On

Tom Clonan: Time is running out for Putin in Ukraine and this makes him dangerous

Jul 24th 2022, 8:30 AM 48,446 Views 65 Comments

The security analyst says that having seized all of Luhansk, Putin will now turn his attention to Donetsk.

# refugees - Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Explainer: Why has the govt suspended visa-free travel from 'safe' countries for refugees?
# INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION
# INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION

Explainer: Why has the govt suspended visa-free travel from 'safe' countries for refugees?

Jul 19th 2022, 4:47 PM 19,456 Views 2 Comments

The agreement will be suspended for the next 12 months.

# refugees - Monday 18 July, 2022

Visa-free travel for some refugees suspended over fears of 'abuse' of system - Ukrainians not affected
# Europe
# Europe

Visa-free travel for some refugees suspended over fears of 'abuse' of system - Ukrainians not affected

Jul 18th 2022, 6:46 PM 49,660 Views 0 Comments

The Government made the announcement this evening amid a shortage of accommodation for refugees.

About 150 refugees to arrive to 16-per-tent Defence Forces marquees in Gormanston tomorrow
# Refugees
# Refugees

About 150 refugees to arrive to 16-per-tent Defence Forces marquees in Gormanston tomorrow

Updated Jul 18th 2022, 9:40 AM 22,233 Views 19 Comments

Further sanctions against Russia are on the cards.

# refugees - Friday 15 July, 2022

Government aims to stop refugees staying 'more than one night' in airport before relocation
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Government aims to stop refugees staying 'more than one night' in airport before relocation

Jul 15th 2022, 2:42 PM 12,412 Views 40 Comments

Minister O’Gorman said that Gormanston tent camp would begin to house refugees from Monday.

# refugees - Thursday 14 July, 2022

Gormanston tent camp for refugees to open on Monday due to accommodation shortage
# Refugees
# Refugees

Gormanston tent camp for refugees to open on Monday due to accommodation shortage

Updated Jul 14th 2022, 8:36 PM 105,571 Views 166 Comments

The Government said more than 160 people fleeing Ukraine have been transferred out of the Old Terminal building in Dublin Airport today.

# refugees - Monday 13 June, 2022

Eight sites identified for modular homes to house Ukrainian refugees
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Eight sites identified for modular homes to house Ukrainian refugees

Updated Jun 13th 2022, 6:00 PM 34,606 Views 38 Comments

Student accommodation will no longer be available for refugees at the end of the summer.

# refugees - Sunday 12 June, 2022

Ireland could develop two-tier treatment of asylum seekers, Refugee Council warns
# Refugees
# Refugees

Ireland could develop two-tier treatment of asylum seekers, Refugee Council warns

Jun 12th 2022, 3:00 PM 20,817 Views 14 Comments

Large numbers of people are currently sleeping on the floor of the Red Cow Moran hotel due to a lack of resources for asylum seekers.

# refugees - Friday 10 June, 2022

UK judge allows government to send asylum seekers to Rwanda
# Refugees
# Refugees

UK judge allows government to send asylum seekers to Rwanda

Jun 10th 2022, 9:05 PM 24,428 Views 57 Comments

Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government will now continue to deliver “on progressing our world-leading Migration Partnership”.

Grants up to €100,000 available to organisations helping Ukrainians in Ireland
# Ireland Ukraine Fund
# Ireland Ukraine Fund

Grants up to €100,000 available to organisations helping Ukrainians in Ireland

Updated Jun 10th 2022, 4:19 PM 19,372 Views 25 Comments

New figures released by the CSO show that a total of 35,670 PPSNs have been issued to people from Ukraine since early March.

# refugees - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Opinion: Preferential treatment of white European war victims is a lamentable reality
# Refugees
# Refugees

Opinion: Preferential treatment of white European war victims is a lamentable reality

Jun 8th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,867 Views 37 Comments

Dean Van Nguyen looks at how Ireland has helped Ukrainian refugees and wonders why others have not been treated as well.

# refugees - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

€10.5 million allocated to community groups supporting refugees from Ukraine
# War
# War

€10.5 million allocated to community groups supporting refugees from Ukraine

Jun 1st 2022, 1:15 PM 5,698 Views 2 Comments

More than 30,000 people have travelled from Ukraine to Ireland since the start of the war.

# refugees - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Cabinet approves two-year lease on Citywest Hotel to accommodate Ukrainian refugees
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet approves two-year lease on Citywest Hotel to accommodate Ukrainian refugees

Updated May 31st 2022, 9:21 PM 44,575 Views 53 Comments

The hotel and conference centre currently accommodates about 2,300 people fleeing the war.

UK sets mid-June date for first flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda despite legal threats
# Refugees
# Refugees

UK sets mid-June date for first flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda despite legal threats

May 31st 2022, 7:31 PM 16,612 Views 20 Comments

Home Secretary Priti Patel acknowledged the new policy is set to face challenges in the courts.

FactCheck: Were refugees and asylum seekers segregated by race in a Dublin processing centre?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Were refugees and asylum seekers segregated by race in a Dublin processing centre?

May 31st 2022, 12:05 AM 13,259 Views 0 Comments
  • Arrivals to a Dublin centre were given different coloured wristbands depending on their race according to an activist group.
  • Wristbands determined access to beds with Ukrainian arrivals given beds while other asylum seekers slept on the floor, the group alleged.
  • The group, Abolish Direct Provision Campaign, called on Minister Roderic O'Gorman to resign.

# refugees - Monday 23 May, 2022

War in Ukraine pushes number of people forcibly displaced globally to 100 million
# Refugees
# Refugees

War in Ukraine pushes number of people forcibly displaced globally to 100 million

May 23rd 2022, 7:35 AM 11,575 Views 5 Comments

The Russian offensive has turned to a key Donbas city.

# refugees - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Up to €14,000 can be earned in rent by social welfare recipients under newly agreed rules
# Rent A Room
# Rent A Room

Up to €14,000 can be earned in rent by social welfare recipients under newly agreed rules

May 19th 2022, 3:23 PM 49,051 Views 61 Comments

The change means that social welfare payments will not be impacted for earning rental income under €14,000.

# refugees - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Families in Ireland hosting Ukrainian refugees to get €400-a-month but they must opt-in
# Ukraine-ireland
# Ukraine-ireland

Families in Ireland hosting Ukrainian refugees to get €400-a-month but they must opt-in

May 17th 2022, 1:49 PM 33,365 Views 17 Comments

The payment is to be a flat €400 regardless of the number of refugees being hosted.

# refugees - Friday 13 May, 2022

Building earmarked for Ukrainian refugees illegally taken over by alleged Socialist/Republican group court told
# High Court Action
# High Court Action

Building earmarked for Ukrainian refugees illegally taken over by alleged Socialist/Republican group court told

May 13th 2022, 11:00 PM 59,512 Views 0 Comments

Counsel said that the occupiers have also renamed the building as James Connolly House.

Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid

Updated May 13th 2022, 5:59 PM 63,300 Views 24 Comments
  • Sergei Lavrov has accused the EU of transforming from a "constructive, economic platform" into an "aggressive, militant player"
  • Kyiv has admitted it is unlikely to become a Nato member - but has forged ahead with an application to join the EU
  • Russian forces have been accused of committing atrocities - including the killing of unarmed civilians, torture and rape

# refugees - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Cabinet subcommittee approves €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees
# Payment
# Payment

Cabinet subcommittee approves €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees

May 12th 2022, 5:15 PM 14,972 Views 12 Comments

The final sign off of the decision will take place at Cabinet next week.

# refugees - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Opinion: Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to trafficking and abuse - we must protect them
# Women And Children
# Women And Children

Opinion: Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to trafficking and abuse - we must protect them

May 11th 2022, 7:00 PM 10,007 Views 8 Comments

GOAL’s Mary Van Lieshout says Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to exploitation and government agencies and NGOs must do more to protect them.

# refugees - Friday 6 May, 2022

No one wants to see Ukrainian families moved from hotels at short notice, says minister
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

No one wants to see Ukrainian families moved from hotels at short notice, says minister

May 6th 2022, 7:29 PM 28,653 Views 27 Comments

A number of Ukrainian refugees were given just 15 hours notice that they had to move.

# refugees - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

'The saddest journey of my life': Asylum seekers on navigating Ireland's immigration process
# Integration
# Integration

'The saddest journey of my life': Asylum seekers on navigating Ireland's immigration process

May 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 23,919 Views 0 Comments

Asylum seekers who spoke to researchers praised supports such as counselling but said their treatment in some situations made integration difficult.

# refugees - Monday 2 May, 2022

Russia plans to 'annex' Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions, US official says
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia plans to 'annex' Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions, US official says

Updated May 2nd 2022, 7:55 PM 57,452 Views 20 Comments

The evacuation of Mariupol was delayed today amid heavy fighting in Ukraine’s east.

Charities say Rwanda plan not deterring ‘desperate’ migrants crossing Channel to UK
# Refugees
# Refugees

Charities say Rwanda plan not deterring ‘desperate’ migrants crossing Channel to UK

May 2nd 2022, 5:25 PM 9,474 Views 2 Comments

Small boat journeys from France to the UK began again on Sunday after a break of more than a week.

# refugees - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Payment to households hosting Ukrainian refugees ‘to be made in coming weeks’
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Payment to households hosting Ukrainian refugees ‘to be made in coming weeks’

Apr 27th 2022, 4:45 PM 16,722 Views 17 Comments

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys said there are almost 27,000 Ukrainians who have been issued with PPS numbers.

# refugees - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Councils identify 89 State-owned buildings to immediately house over 5,000 Ukrainian refugees
# Housing
# Housing

Councils identify 89 State-owned buildings to immediately house over 5,000 Ukrainian refugees

Apr 26th 2022, 7:45 PM 34,988 Views 61 Comments

A total of 25,383 refugees have arrived in the country as of last night.

Cabinet to discuss scrapping hospital charges for under 16s
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet to discuss scrapping hospital charges for under 16s

Apr 26th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,450 Views 17 Comments

The Government plans to abolish charges for overnight stays as well as fees for day cases.

# refugees - Monday 25 April, 2022

Vacant social homes set to be refurbished as Taoiseach reiterates 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees
# Housing
# Housing

Vacant social homes set to be refurbished as Taoiseach reiterates 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees

Apr 25th 2022, 9:50 AM 37,954 Views 87 Comments

This plan and others will be discussed at Cabinet tomorrow.

'It's a huge undertaking': Red Cross to begin rollout of shared accommodation for Ukrainians
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

'It's a huge undertaking': Red Cross to begin rollout of shared accommodation for Ukrainians

Apr 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 28,574 Views 14 Comments
  • Almost 25,000 pledges of accommodation were offered through the Irish Red Cross portal, Michelle Hennessy writes.
  • The first tranche of accommodation match-ups will be for adults only.
  • It emerged last week that the Government is considering offering a €400 monthly payment to hosts.
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