According to new figures provided by the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan, the spend on emergency accommodation from January to the end of September totals €18m - or an average of €462,046 per week.
Wed, 16 Oct, 2019
The group leading a project to bring a refugee family to live in their community says there has been a groundswell of support from the locality despite the hijacking of their information meeting by anti-immigrant activists earlier this week.
Wed, 06 Mar, 2019
When Donnah Vuma returns to her home in Direct Provision after a hard day’s study at the University of Limerick, she is not allowed to cook dinner for her children, aged 14, 10, and eight.
Mon, 01 Oct, 2018
The Government did the right thing when it agreed to take in 25 people from the rescue vessel stranded off the Maltese coast. Reaching for a number — in this case, the number of people who can be taken from one boat and offered refuge in a safe but relatively small country — involves painful calculations in which our human instincts for compassion are pitched against political, economic and cultural realities.
Thu, 28 Jun, 2018
The Naval Service is set to expand its use of drones after their first deployment on an operational mission proved an outstanding success, capturing critical footage of a people smuggler changing his clothes to blend in with migrants.
Mon, 24 Jul, 2017
Irish engineering students have devised expandable pod-like shelters with roll-out roofs, some of which can be erected in just 40 minutes, which could help refugees fleeing conflict or famine around the world.
Fri, 12 May, 2017
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai spent her 19th birthday visiting the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya to draw attention to the global refugee crisis, especially as Dadaab camp faces pressure to close after 25 years.
Wed, 13 Jul, 2016
Wed, 04 May, 2016