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# Refugees

This week
19th May 2024 - 21st May 2024
Mayor calls on Govt to tackle immigration 'myths' as council launches info campaign
Last week
12th May 2024 - 18th May 2024
Ukrainians in hotels paying for hot meals won't have to do so if payments are reduced
The Ukraine Civil Society Forum says some 13,000 children could be pushed into poverty.
'Work underway' as goverment moves to use Thornton Hall site for asylum seeker accommodation
Last month
April 2024
Mount Street protesters take aim at Helen McEntee for ‘recycling far-right rhetoric’
Language barrier among challenges for Ukrainians trying to work or study in Ireland
The UK's controversial Rwanda bill has finally passed in parliament - so what happens now?
Larry Donnelly: The immigration issue compounds uncertainty in Irish politics
Larry Donnelly
Irish journalist Sally Hayden denied entry to Rwanda to report on 30th anniversary of genocide
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.
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.
March 2024
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.
Asylum seekers brought to court over lack of ID sparks claims of 'interference' in process
Funding of €50 million announced for amenities in communities hosting refugees
Locations of five reception centres for Ukrainians confirmed by Government
Varadkar: Ireland can't guarantee accommodation to asylum seekers entering via 'safe countries'
February 2024
Builder gets injunction against protesters blocking site for emergency Ukrainian accommodation
TDs and ministers condemn arson attacks as ‘domestic terrorism’ in the Dáil
Opinion: Helping Ukrainians flee war along with their pets is the right thing to do
Suzi Walsh
Albania votes to approve deal with Italy to hold asylum seekers
Person tried to get job at asylum seeker hostel to 'cause trouble and enact racial discrimination'
The individual was not hired after Dublin City Dorms carried out a background check.
A staff member at the centre raised security concerns with the International Protection Accommodation Services
Dublin City Dorms began operating as an accommodation centre in early 2023, having previously been a tourist hostel
The centre was among the buildings vandalised during the Dublin riots in November
UN refugee agency calls on Irish Government to end asylum seeker homelessness and use of tents
'Campaign of arson' on properties linked to asylum seekers is 'unprecedented', says Tánaiste
How Elon Musk has courted Ireland's far-right by taking aim at the government's hate speech laws
Rishi Sunak made £1,000 bet with Piers Morgan over plan to deport refugees to Rwanda
SF calls on Govt to boost Palestine agency support, amid fears it will close after funding cuts
January 2024
What does UNRWA do and why are countries pulling their support for the Palestinian aid agency?
Ireland has been among UNRWA’s main defenders since allegations of staff involvement in the 7 October attacks surfaced.
FactFind: What is a ‘safe country of origin’ and how many asylum seekers come from one?
Government considers chartering flights to deport immigrants denied asylum
FG politicians given international protection info sheet as Varadkar appeals for help setting out facts
The Irish hotel: From the foundation of the GAA to a battleground in Ireland's refugee crisis
Govt 'failure' for towns sheltering refugees 'feeds anti-migrant narrative', say locals
Roscommon TD Claire Kerrane said promises to resource towns and villages receiving asylum seekers have regularly not received any follow through.
Donohoe 'confident' gardaí will bring cases forward over recent arson attacks around the country
Local authorities can't have ‘a la carte’ relationship with Govt, Varadkar says after Mayo council vote
Ten districts with the highest proportion of refugees to get special support package, says Taoiseach
'Bring your kids out': Protests as asylum seeker families with children arrive at Roscrea hotel
Protests against asylum seekers being housed at the Tipperary hotel began last week.
Explainer: Does the Dublin Regulation outline where IP applicants must claim asylum?
Lebanon was already in crisis - now it's dealing with thousands fleeing Israel-Hezbollah conflict
The conflict has made it unsafe for civilians on either side of the border to remain in their homes.
Carlow premises earmarked for 50 male asylum seekers to be used instead for families, Dept says
Cabinet told 500 refugees arriving from Ukraine per week, as social welfare rates set to reduce
'Someone could be killed': Fears grow as gardaí probe 'worrying trend' of arson attacks
No arrests have been made to date but a number of investigations are ongoing.
The Irish Network Against Racism has expressed concern that the issue will only be taken seriously if someone is badly injured or killed
There have been around 20 arson attacks, or attempted attacks, on properties earmarked to house international protection applicants
Multiple garda investigations into the Ringsend, Rosscahill and other arson attacks around the country are ongoing