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# Refugees

This year
2024
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
Last year
2023
Interview: O'Gorman says blockades of asylum seeker accommodation should not be tolerated
The Integration Minister said he regretted government did not act faster to resource communication with local communities.
Minister hits out at 'open and closed border slogans' used in asylum discussions
Interview: McDonald says she wants 'space for people to ask questions' about immigration
Around one in eight tourist beds in use by Government for refugees
'This is wrong': The misleading claim about a refugee family getting a free house in Westmeath
Social welfare cuts and 90-day state accommodation limit for new Ukrainian arrivals agreed by coalition leaders
Over 80 people seeking asylum in Ireland not offered accommodation between Monday and Wednesday
Dáil adopts motion emphasising importance of inward migration, following immigration debate
Highest number of asylum applications filed on record last year
Refugee organisations decry conditions in tents on Direct Provision sites as mid-winter approaches
Fresh appeal for people to offer unoccupied properties as temporary accommodation for Ukrainians
'Very traumatised' refugees not getting mental health support, experts warn
Thousands of Afghans forcibly returned from Pakistan, say Taliban officials
Varadkar: 'No limit on the compassion of the Irish people ... there is a limit to our capacity'
Government revisits idea of cutting social welfare supports for Ukrainian refugees
Govt examining evidence that Ukrainians arriving in Ireland are coming from other EU states, says Martin
Plan to impose time limit on State accommodation for Ukrainians deferred by coalition leaders
Taoiseach: Ireland won't give Palestinian refugees the same protection as Ukrainians
No movement on lack of Child Benefit entitlement for families in Direct Provision
More than 2,500 migrants dead or missing in Mediterranean in 2023
At least 20 dead and 290 hospitalised after fuel depot explosion in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh
Extra €1b announced for Ukrainian accommodation as Minister confirms tents may be used over winter
Over 13,300 refugees flee into Armenia after Azerbaijan retakes disputed enclave
Minister says Govt 'under real pressure' to accommodate refugees in coming months
Tánaiste confident use of tented accommodation for refugees will be short-term
Roderic O'Gorman emailed by TDs over concerns about refugee accommodation and far-right figures
FactFind: What are the laws around asylum seekers being able to vote in Irish elections?
Saudi border guards have killed hundreds on Yemeni border this year, Human Rights Watch reports
Sudan: 'She was caring for her own children as well as two others separated from their parents'
Rosamond Bennett
Asylum seekers taken off Bibby Stockholm barge after Legionella found in water supply
41 migrants missing and feared dead after Mediterranean shipwreck last week
Hundreds attend rally in Dún Laoghaire in support of asylum seekers
NUJ has ‘grave concern’ over AI-generated story on refugees published by regional news group
Varadkar condemns attack on family home of councillor in which rock was thrown through window
Gardaí investigating after rock thrown through window of councillor's family home
MEPs pass resolution calling for EU-led search and rescue mission in Mediterranean
'Fortress Europe': NGOs and MEPs critical of EU following migrant Mediterranean tragedy
Advocates say Ireland has a 'two-tier' asylum system ahead of World Refugee Day