Ireland has lowest refusal rate of asylum applicants

The Irish authorities had the lowest rate of refusal to applications from asylum seekers of any of the EU’s 28 member states last year.

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Death of asylum seeker with heart condition should be 'clarion call' for reforms

The death of an asylum seeker with a serious heart condition just weeks after his transfer from Dublin to Cork without medical notes should act as “a clarion call” to the Government that reforms of the asylum system haven’t gone far enough.

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Rooskey decision not to house asylum seekers sends wrong message, says FF TD

Plans have been dropped to move 80 asylum seekers into a disused hotel in Rooskey, Co Leitrim.

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Locals 'outraged' by second fire at Roosky hotel, Roscommon TD says

A local TD has said that while a Roscommon community is opposed to the use of a hotel for asylum seekers there, they "do not condone" a second fire in the space of just over a month there.

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Gardaí concerned by 'determination' shown by those involved in Rooskey hotel fire

Gardaí are concerned “at the level of determination” shown by the person or persons who set two fires at the Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey, Co. Leitrim last night.

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Second attack on Donegal hotel due to house asylum seekers

A security guard hired after an arson attack on a hotel to accommodate asylum seekers in Donegal has had a brick thrown through his car window.

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Ireland must own up to its cruel treatment of refugees

We criticise Donald Trump’s separation of migrant children from their parents at the Mexico-US border, yet 4,300 asylum-seekers languish in inhumane direct provision here, and with families split by deportation, says Caroline Forde

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New proposals on immigration policy

Despite the roller-coaster excitements of Brexit or US president Donald Trump, or maybe because of them, climate change and immigration remain the preeminent issues of our time.

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Three-year-olds abandoned at UK ports

Children as young as three have been found abandoned at UK ports and airports, it emerged today.

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Asylum cases down slightly to 360 per month

Around 360 refugees sought asylum in Ireland every month last year, new figures revealed today.

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Gardaí launch clampdown on ‘asylum-shopping’

Gardaí have launched a major clampdown on the practice called "asylum-shopping", with 209 people already having been deported this year.

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Two asylum seekers found in back of delivery lorry

Two African asylum seekers have been discovered stowing away in a delivery lorry in Dublin.

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Tough-talking on asylum 'makes integration harder'

Politicians need to leave behind the inflammatory language blamed for creating fear over immigration, it was claimed today.

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Dublin hosts conference on problems facing refugees

A conference on issues affecting asylum-seekers and refugees in Ireland is being held in Dublin today.

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Refugee Council criticises garda letters to immigrants

The Irish Refugee Council has criticised the gardaí for sending letters to the non-national parents of Irish-born children ordering them to surrender their children’s passports.

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Council concerned at manner of deportations

The Irish Refugee Council has expressed concern about the manner in which 35 Nigerians were deported today.

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Gardaí deport 35 Nigerians

Gardaí have reportedly deported up to 35 failed Nigerian asylum seekers on a specially chartered flight from Dublin Airport to Lagos this morning.

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Man due in court in connection with asylum crackdown

A man is due to appear before a special sitting of Limerick District Court later today in connection with this weekend's Garda crackdown on bogus asylum seekers.

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Gardaí crackdown on bogus asylum seekers

Seventeen non-nationals are being detained by gardaí in various locations around the country as part of an investigation into bogus asylum seekers.

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