Tusla sees 80% rise in referrals of unaccompanied minors coming into country

Tusla sees 80% rise in referrals of unaccompanied minors coming into country

There has been an 80% increase in the number of unaccompanied minors arriving in Ireland being referred to Tusla over the last three years.

The ESRI says 97 children were referred to the child and family agency in 2014 but that rose to 175 last year.

It has found very few minors are awarded protection or immigration status, which gives them access to supports

The report also says that because many of them turn 18 without status, a large number often end up in Direct Provision centres.

- Digital Desk

More on this topic

150 people attend meeting to express 'concerns' about Leitrim direct provision centre150 people attend meeting to express 'concerns' about Leitrim direct provision centre

New centre for asylum seekers expected to open in LeitrimNew centre for asylum seekers expected to open in Leitrim

Direct Provision ‘biggest shame on Irish state’ since Magdalene LaundriesDirect Provision ‘biggest shame on Irish state’ since Magdalene Laundries

Ireland should offer warm place of refuge and not replicate Oughterard scenesIreland should offer warm place of refuge and not replicate Oughterard scenes


More in this Section

Fifth of college students from ‘affluent’ homes - studyFifth of college students from ‘affluent’ homes - study

Second Fianna Fáil TD admits voting in another party member’s nameSecond Fianna Fáil TD admits voting in another party member’s name

Founder of air ambulance charity declared bankruptFounder of air ambulance charity declared bankrupt

Two divers rescued off south Dublin coastTwo divers rescued off south Dublin coast


Lifestyle

Pollutants can have an impact on your health, but there are things you can do to reduce the potential damage.High pollution days ‘lead to more cardiac arrests and strokes’: 5 easy ways to protect yourself

Even if you only have room for one pot in the smallest space, plant some tulips in it to make your garden spring to life, says Hannah Stephenson.7 design tips to make your tulips in garden pots stand out in a crowd

Does the early bird catch the gym gains, or are you better off running through your reps after the sun sets? We ask two personal trainers.Ask the experts: Is it better to work out in the morning or the evening?

John’s chairs will last a lifetime, but he is also passing on his knowledge to a new generation, writes Ellie O’Byrne.Made in Munster: The ancient art of súgán-making is woven into Irish family history

More From The Irish Examiner