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#Asylum seeker

From TheJournal.ie UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times Direct Provision

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times

Some people are waiting over two years for a decision on their asylum application.

From TheJournal.ie 'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that' Asylum Seeker

'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that'

A Sudanese journalist and painter talks about fleeing his home country after receiving death threats.

From TheJournal.ie Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC University Of Sanctuary

Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC

The college joins DCU and UL as a University of Sanctuary.

From TheJournal.ie Minister asks for report from Direct Provision centre after asylum seekers 'denied Christmas celebrations' Limerick

Minister asks for report from Direct Provision centre after asylum seekers 'denied Christmas celebrations'

The asylum seekers said they had organised celebrations but were not able to hold them in the planned space.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager (17) arrested in Germany for 'allegedly plotting Berlin terror attack' Terror Arrest

Teenager (17) arrested in Germany for 'allegedly plotting Berlin terror attack'

The man texted his family that “he had joined the jihad”.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court says that ban on asylum seekers working is unconstitutional Direct Provision

Supreme Court says that ban on asylum seekers working is unconstitutional

Over the next six months, the Court has invited interested parties to make submissions on the order.

From TheJournal.ie Six arrested over 'brutal' assault on teenage asylum seeker in London Attempted Murder

Six arrested over 'brutal' assault on teenage asylum seeker in London

A 17-year-old boy sustained serious head injuries in the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin court unfreezes €100 million worth of Russian tycoon's assets after five year battle Russian Tycoon

Dublin court unfreezes €100 million worth of Russian tycoon's assets after five year battle

Judge Timothy Lucey also warned gardaí to be careful about what they put in their applications as people had been murdered for political reasons.

From TheJournal.ie Teenage asylum seeker arrested in Germany on suspicion of medical student's rape and murder Germany

Teenage asylum seeker arrested in Germany on suspicion of medical student's rape and murder

The murder made big news in Germany and was followed by another as yet unsolved crime.

From TheJournal.ie Hunger-striking Iranian man to be granted access to asylum process Sligo

Hunger-striking Iranian man to be granted access to asylum process

The man was admitted to hospital yesterday after 35 days on hunger strike.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland Migrant Crisis

Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland

Some 273 asylum seekers have already arrived here from Lebanon.

From TheJournal.ie Asylum seeker (22) jailed for five years for raping woman Waterford

Asylum seeker (22) jailed for five years for raping woman

He had met her on a night out and offered her a lift home.

From TheJournal.ie Woman raped by asylum seeker says he shouldn't be allowed to remain in the country Waterford

Woman raped by asylum seeker says he shouldn't be allowed to remain in the country

The woman was offered a lift home by the man who she met outside a pub in the early hours of the morning.

From TheJournal.ie Harassment and humiliation in Lebanon: 'If I get into a cab, the driver will try to touch me' A Safe Place

Harassment and humiliation in Lebanon: 'If I get into a cab, the driver will try to touch me'

Female refugees living in the country have spoken of sexual harassment and attempts by men to exploit them.

From TheJournal.ie Teen held after asylum centre worker stabbed to death Sweden

Teen held after asylum centre worker stabbed to death

Swedish news agency TT said he was 15 years old.

From TheJournal.ie Police say most Cologne mob suspects were asylum seekers Germany

Police say most Cologne mob suspects were asylum seekers

Police have confirmed receiving over 120 complaints of assaults, ranging from groping to two alleged rapes.

From TheJournal.ie Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl Switzerland

Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl

The girl and her ‘husband’ were seeking asylum.

From TheJournal.ie Man suspected of killing 4-year-old Bosnian refugee admits murdering another child Germany

Man suspected of killing 4-year-old Bosnian refugee admits murdering another child

The little boy, a Bosnian refugee, was abducted from a registration centre for asylum seekers.

From TheJournal.ie Baggage handlers find man stowed away among the luggage on a plane Sweden

Baggage handlers find man stowed away among the luggage on a plane

The man took advantage of his job at Addis Ababa airport to smuggle himself aboard the Ethiopian Airlines flight.

From TheJournal.ie Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer Asylum Seeker

Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer

The minister for education has intervened in the matter.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should long-term asylum seekers be allowed to work? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should long-term asylum seekers be allowed to work?

A report recommends new asylum seekers should be able to work if they have been waiting more than nine months for a decision.

From TheJournal.ie In her own words: One woman's escape from ethnic cleansing Sudan

In her own words: One woman's escape from ethnic cleansing

“I pray to God I don’t have to go back to Sudan. At the least, I will be arrested. The least, you understand? I could be killed.”

From TheJournal.ie 'In 20 years time Direct Provision centres will be our Magdalene Laundries' Regret

'In 20 years time Direct Provision centres will be our Magdalene Laundries'

“There’s enough racism and enough anger out there, we don’t need to encourage it more.”

From TheJournal.ie Third-level grants could be open to asylum seekers next year Education

Third-level grants could be open to asylum seekers next year

Minister Jan O’Sullivan intends on ensuring that people in Direct Provision are able to avail of grants like their classmates are.

From TheJournal.ie Cork candidates to attend meet and greet with asylum seekers Every Vote Counts

Cork candidates to attend meet and greet with asylum seekers

This follows outrage last week at management rules in asylum centres forbidding candidates from canvassing residents.

From TheJournal.ie 940 people sought asylum in Ireland last year Sanctuary

940 people sought asylum in Ireland last year

The numbers seeking refuge in EU countries rose 32 per cent in 2013, mainly due to the crisis in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Calling someone a ‘foreign pig’ is not racist (according to Swiss law) Courts

Calling someone a ‘foreign pig’ is not racist (according to Swiss law)

However, the highest court in Switzerland did concede it was ‘insulting.

From TheJournal.ie How a doctor had his asylum request rejected because someone 'didn't like him' Fight

How a doctor had his asylum request rejected because someone 'didn't like him'

The finding was made in an extraordinary ruling in the High Court.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We have bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane asylum process Opinion

Column: We have bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane asylum process

Our Minister for Justice has bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane and expedient way of processing asylum applications in favour of a new, unwieldy system which will lead only to further delays, writes Fiona Hurley.

From TheJournal.ie PIC: This is what Edward Snowden looks like after 19 days in a Moscow airport Ed Snowden

PIC: This is what Edward Snowden looks like after 19 days in a Moscow airport

Human Rights Watch has issued a picture of the US fugitive after he met with rights activists in the Moscow airport where he is based today.

From TheJournal.ie HSE had 'no proper basis' to refuse payment for woman and suicidal daughter Ombudsman

HSE had 'no proper basis' to refuse payment for woman and suicidal daughter

Kileni, who fled South Africa after the murder of her husband and suffered Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, waited over a year for the payment awarded to her.

From TheJournal.ie Two dead as asylum-seeker boat carrying 95 capsizes Capsized

Two dead as asylum-seeker boat carrying 95 capsizes

A woman and a young child have died after an overloaded boat carrying 95 asylum-seekers travelling to Australia sank in the Indian Ocean.

From TheJournal.ie Report questions if Direct Provision conditions 'amount to child abuse' Direct Provision

Report questions if Direct Provision conditions 'amount to child abuse'

Poverty, malnutrition, inadequate heating, overcrowding and poor insulation are all impacting on children’s health in Direct Provision, the report says.

From TheJournal.ie Closure of asylum seekers' centre shows "disregard" for rights Direct Provision

Closure of asylum seekers' centre shows "disregard" for rights

The number of asylum seekers is dropping, so Direct Provision accommodation centres are being consolidated in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Nigerian family deported after long-running legal appeal Deportation

Nigerian family deported after long-running legal appeal

Pamela Izevbekhai and her daughters are deported after six years of appeals. How much has it cost Ireland?