Deaf ear is turned to asylum system alarm

When one of the red lights on a car dashboard starts flashing, any sensible person will stop and check the owner’s manual.


Number of new asylum seekers up 26%

There was a 26% increase in the number of new asylum seekers in Ireland last year, despite a general decline across the EU in foreign nationals applying for refugee status.


Ireland’s asylum intake among Europe’s lowest

Ireland is among the European countries who have taken in the fewest number of asylum seekers in recent years, according to a new report.


Can’t have grey areas in response to violence

When violence raises its head in society it dwarfs all else and requires a response that simply cannot be left open to be interpreted as equivocation, writes Michael Clifford.


Saudi teen seeking asylum will go to Canada, says Thailand police chief

A Saudi teenager who holed up in Thailand after fleeing alleged abuse by her family will leave Bangkok for Canada, according to Thailand's immigration police chief.


New centre for asylum seekers to be opened before Christmas on Roscommon-Leitrim border

The Department of Justice has confirmed it intends to open a centre for asylum-seekers on the Roscommon-Leitrim border before Christmas.


End privatisation of asylum and refugee accommodation: Jeremy Corbyn

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for an end to the privatisation of asylum and refugee accommodation as he met asylum seekers in Glasgow.


Asylum delays have reached crisis point, says Refugee Council

“If somebody claims asylum in Ireland today and their case is not prioritised, they won’t actually be interviewed until the middle of 2019.”


In significant judgement appeal court overturn refusal to allow non-Irish spouses of Irish citizens remain

In significant judgements the Court of Appeal has overturned refusals by the Minister for Justice to allow the non-Irish national spouses of three Irish citizens either enter or remain with them in the State, writes Ann O’Loughlin.


Egyptian asylum seeker reveals how he has never met his youngest daughter

Masoud, an Egyptian dentist, kissed his wife and two kids goodbye nine months ago with the intention of a short stay in Ireland to complete exams. He is still in Cork after a threat of arrest for his peaceful activism was issued by Egyptian authorities and has never met his youngest daughter. He fears for his life should he return home. He spoke to Rob McNamara about his experience.