A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Fri, 09 Oct, 2020
Fri, 02 Oct, 2020
Wed, 01 Apr, 2020
An Independent councillor is raising concerns of potential overcrowding in a new Direct Provision centre in Offaly.
Wed, 19 Feb, 2020
Temple Street's Dr Grace O’Malley said they are seeing more children with obesity who are homeless.
Sun, 29 Dec, 2019
The Government has announced the establishment of a special group to examine the supports afforded to asylum seekers, including direct provision, which will be chaired by a former secretary general of the European Commission.
Sat, 28 Dec, 2019
The directors of a Co Monaghan hire company has said it is “shellshocked” and “gutted” after 39 Chinese people were found dead in one of its trailers.
Fri, 25 Oct, 2019
Julie Jay is a writer, presenter and stand-up comic. She is co-host of the Up to 90 podcast with Emma Doran which will be recorded live on Sunday in the Spailpín Fánach, as part of Cork Podcast Festival
Thu, 10 Oct, 2019
Ireland should more than double its annual intake of refugees over the coming three years to meet its “fair share” of the projected global refugee resettlement need, a migrant umbrella group has said.
Fri, 13 Sep, 2019
The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) has said asylum seekers are struggling to access basic services such as healthcare, when in the State system.
Thu, 08 Aug, 2019
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.
Thu, 18 Apr, 2019
The Government has been accused of backing down “in the face of racist arson attacks” by shelving plans for a direct provision centre in Rooskey in Leitrim.
Fri, 22 Mar, 2019
There are 470 asylum seekers who have been granted refugee status in Ireland but who are unable to leave direct provision centres because there is nowhere else for them to go.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2018
Ireland is in breach of its international human rights obligations by continuing to detain immigrants in prison and garda stations who have been refused entry to the country, a new report shows.
Wed, 14 Mar, 2018
Restrictions on reuniting refugees with loved ones are “creating mentally-ill children of the future”, senators have warned.
Thu, 20 Jul, 2017
Concerns have been raised at the number of people from conflict zones, including Syria and Iraq, being refused family reunification visas or entry into Ireland.
Tue, 14 Mar, 2017
The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform in the US is urging the country’s 50,000 undocumented Irish not to panic about President Trump’s clampdown on immigration — as it will only impact undocumented immigrants with serious criminal records.
Tue, 31 Jan, 2017
EU leaders finalised a deal with Turkey to cut off migrants coming to Europe illegally but many including the Taoiseach Enda Kenny admitted that it would not resolve the crisis that saw more than 1.2m people mostly fleeing war arrive last year.
Sat, 19 Mar, 2016
President Michael D Higgins is expected to decide today if he should refer a new asylum law to the Supreme Court amid concern aspects of it are in conflict with the Constitution’s definition of the family.
Wed, 30 Dec, 2015
Wed, 09 Dec, 2015
New asylum seeker legislation to ensure applicants are dealt with in one process neglects children’s rights and fails to adequately support refugees, an NGO has claimed.
Fri, 20 Nov, 2015
There have been calls for increased measures to protect migrant workers on fishing boats after an article in The Guardian newspaper alleged some people were working “inhuman hours” and may be the victims of people trafficking.
Tue, 03 Nov, 2015
Mon, 02 Nov, 2015
Thu, 29 Oct, 2015
THAT photo has got be the turning point. The dead toddler on the beach. Three-year-old Alyan Kurdi, lifeless in his little black shoes.
Mon, 07 Sep, 2015
The solicitor for a detained Afghan youth who was slashed across the face during Wednesday’s riot in Cloverhill Prison said his client is "deeply traumatised" by the experience.
Fri, 31 Jul, 2015
Current anti-racism laws are “not functioning” and the Government must introduce specific hate crime legislation, according to an immigrant support group.
Thu, 23 Jul, 2015
A senior European vice detective will next week brief Irish campaigners on the successful implementation of new prostitution laws in Sweden.
Fri, 12 Jun, 2015
History is repeating itself in reverse as immigrants to Ireland begin changing their names to westernised versions.
Mon, 06 Apr, 2015
A report into the dealings of migrants with the Department of Social Protection has found instances of racism, abusive behaviour, and points to a high number of successful appeals.
Tue, 20 Jan, 2015
Staff at the Department of Social Protection (DSP) have been rude, racist and used abusive language when dealing with migrants, a new report shows.
Tue, 20 Jan, 2015
Up until recently my favourite wine trivia question was “what is the world’s most planted grape?”
Sat, 29 Nov, 2014
The State was warned a month ago about rising tensions inside one of its largest direct provision centres, which is at the centre of a blockade.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
How to prevent ethnic profiling will form a key part of the training delivered to a group of Cork-based gardaí who have signed up for a groundbreaking anti-racism project.
Tue, 09 Sep, 2014
Specific offences should be urgently introduced to criminalise the motivations of people who carry out hate crimes, according to a new study.
Wed, 03 Sep, 2014
Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, launched an anti-racism social media campaign yesterday for the month of September.
Tue, 02 Sep, 2014
Facebook and Sky are pressurising the Government not to introduce legislation to clamp down on online abuse and bullying despite calls for stricter regulation of the internet to protect children.
Mon, 30 Jun, 2014
Asylum seekers deserve the right to cook for themselves, writes Sharon Ní Chonchúir.
Tue, 27 May, 2014
Migrant rights groups welcomed news that asylum seekers will be allowed to receive election literature, even though direct provision centres are still no-go zones for candidates.
Fri, 16 May, 2014
Immigrant support groups have called for the lifting of a ban on political canvassing in direct provision centres.
Wed, 14 May, 2014
I am writing in response to Peter O’Dwyer’s article, in the Irish Examiner, on the “very generous” welfare payments EU citizens in Ireland “enjoy” (‘EU Citizens enjoy ‘very generous’ welfare here’, Oct 29).
Mon, 04 Nov, 2013
Ireland’s laws on race crime need an overhaul in light of growing levels of abuse and a lack of confidence in the existing system, a conference heard yesterday.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2013
Racist incidents are being reported at a rate of eight per week, according to a new survey by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, which claimed there has been a surge in cases this summer.
Fri, 23 Aug, 2013