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#Asylum Seekers

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply concerned': Calls for vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers Direct Provision

'Deeply concerned': Calls for vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers

These assessments are legally required.

From TheJournal.ie Department of Justice sounded warning over plans to almost double allowance for asylum seekers living in direct provision Noteworthy

Department of Justice sounded warning over plans to almost double allowance for asylum seekers living in direct provision

Officials said changes to allow residents of asylum centres to work had created “most generous” system in EU.

From TheJournal.ie Question: Should Ireland increase the number of asylum seekers and refugees it takes in annually? European Elections 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase the number of asylum seekers and refugees it takes in annually?

There were mixed answers from candidates on whether Ireland should accept more refugees or not.

From TheJournal.ie Courtown community 'not consulted' over decision to move Direct Provision residents to local hotel Wexford

Courtown community 'not consulted' over decision to move Direct Provision residents to local hotel

Locals have claimed a hotel in the town will be used as a permanent centre for four years.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised about fire safety issues at hotel earmarked to house asylum seekers before arson attacks Rooskey

Concerns raised about fire safety issues at hotel earmarked to house asylum seekers before arson attacks

Plans to open a Direct Provision centre in Rooskey were scrapped based on legal advice.

From TheJournal.ie Fears over legal challenge 'disrupting' asylum seekers led to Direct Provision centre being scrapped Rooskey

Fears over legal challenge 'disrupting' asylum seekers led to Direct Provision centre being scrapped

The proposal was affected by a number of legal and planning issues, as well as suspected arson attacks.

From TheJournal.ie 'He has no one to talk to': Concerns raised around potential lack of schooling for 86 children of asylum seekers Direct Provision

'He has no one to talk to': Concerns raised around potential lack of schooling for 86 children of asylum seekers

There are currently over 500 people asylum seekers living in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for submissions on Direct Provision and asylum application improvements Asylum Seekers

Calls for submissions on Direct Provision and asylum application improvements

The current system was established in 1999 in response to a sharp increase in people seeking asylum in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Cork launches plan to better integrate refugees, asylum seekers and migrants City Of Sanctuary

Cork launches plan to better integrate refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

Cork will be the latest area to become a so-called place of sanctuary – making it part of a wider national, and indeed international, movement.

From TheJournal.ie Residents stage protest at Direct Provision centre in Cork Clonakilty Lodge This post contains videos

Residents stage protest at Direct Provision centre in Cork

They are unhappy they did not get to meet Minister David Stanton when he visited the centre yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre Watergate House

'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre

The centre accommodated around 50 asylum seekers before it closed last June.

From TheJournal.ie Payments to private Direct Provision firms rise to €72m after 18% increase in asylum seekers Mosney

Payments to private Direct Provision firms rise to €72m after 18% increase in asylum seekers

The firm that operates the Direct Provision centre in Mosney, Co Meath received the highest payment of €8.69 million.

From TheJournal.ie Plan to open Direct Provision centre in Leitrim scrapped Asylum Seekers

Plan to open Direct Provision centre in Leitrim scrapped

The Department of Justice said the decision is not related to suspected arson attacks at the former hotel.

From TheJournal.ie 'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted' Asylum Seekers

'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'

Parents talk to us about why they are seeking asylum in Ireland and the impact of raising a family in an institutionalised setting.

From TheJournal.ie Having to cross the border or stay overnight: Concerns raised about location of rural Direct Provision centres Arson Attacks

Having to cross the border or stay overnight: Concerns raised about location of rural Direct Provision centres

It’s a criminal offence for asylum seekers to cross the border into Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Considerable challenges': Direct Provision residents facing employment barriers despite right-to-work Right To Work

'Considerable challenges': Direct Provision residents facing employment barriers despite right-to-work

Only 15% of the adult population of Direct Provision have taken up work since the right to work was granted last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'There had been enormous worry': Direct Provision centre to remain open - and three others get the green light Clondalkin Towers

'There had been enormous worry': Direct Provision centre to remain open - and three others get the green light

About 70 residents at the Clondalkin centre have protected status and faced the risk of becoming homeless.

From TheJournal.ie Direct provision: Complaints about lack of cooking facilities, accommodation and refusals of transfer requests Asylum Seekers

Direct provision: Complaints about lack of cooking facilities, accommodation and refusals of transfer requests

Complaints from residents were about food, lack of cooking facilities and the availability of transport.

From TheJournal.ie Direct Provision: Nearly 100 people relocated from Monaghan hotel INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION

Direct Provision: Nearly 100 people relocated from Monaghan hotel

There are concerns about the level of service provision for those living in RIA-sourced emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision Asylum Seekers

Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision

“One of the guys was very annoying and used to harass me, he always tried to touch me.”

From TheJournal.ie 'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre Clondalkin Towers

'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre

Nineteen refugees are among dozens of people searching for a new place to live.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness Direct Provision

'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness

Clondalkin Towers is set to close in June and many residents are struggling to secure new accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Confrontation at 'No To Racism' rally in Rooskey Asylum Seekers

Confrontation at 'No To Racism' rally in Rooskey

The rally follows Monday night’s fire at the Shannon Key West Hotel, earmarked for asylum seekers.

From TheJournal.ie Private company paid €1.6 million in 4 months to find emergency accommodation for asylum seekers Direct Provision

Private company paid €1.6 million in 4 months to find emergency accommodation for asylum seekers

195 people are currently living in hotels and B&Bs in the Cavan-Monaghan area.

From TheJournal.ie Roosky hotel fire may have been premeditated and prepared for days beforehand gardaí believe ROOSKY FIRE

Roosky hotel fire may have been premeditated and prepared for days beforehand gardaí believe

This is the second fire in five weeks at the Co Leitrim premises.

From TheJournal.ie 'They were not deterred': Three people were in building when fires started at Roosky hotel Asylum Seekers

'They were not deterred': Three people were in building when fires started at Roosky hotel

The Shannon Key West hotel has been earmarked as a premises for asylum seekers to reside in.

From TheJournal.ie 'This should be treated as a hate crime': Concern expressed after fire at hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre Rooskey This post contains videos

'This should be treated as a hate crime': Concern expressed after fire at hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre

The cause of the fire is not yet known, and an investigation has been launched by gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Fire breaks out at hotel to be used as Direct Provision centre on Leitrim-Roscommon border Rooskey
From TheJournal.ie 'It brought out that voice and helped connect me to others': This Cork radio station is helping asylum seekers tell their stories Life On Standby

'It brought out that voice and helped connect me to others': This Cork radio station is helping asylum seekers tell their stories

The two-part series titled ‘Life on Standby’ will explore the stories of those living in Direct Provision and local Irish advocates.

From TheJournal.ie Dutch church holds month-long 'marathon mass' to protect refugee family from deportation Bethel

Dutch church holds month-long 'marathon mass' to protect refugee family from deportation

Under Dutch law, police are unable to raid places of worship while services are ongoing.

From TheJournal.ie Moville community galvanised to help following arson attack at hotel being prepared for asylum seekers Direct Provision

Moville community galvanised to help following arson attack at hotel being prepared for asylum seekers

The Inishowen Together group said it was a “hateful and cowardly act”.

From TheJournal.ie Injunction sought preventing hotel being used as accommodation for asylum seekers Leitrim

Injunction sought preventing hotel being used as accommodation for asylum seekers

A company wants to develop the Shannon Key West Hotel into a tourist hotel.

From TheJournal.ie 'A stain on our society': What the presidential candidates think about Direct Provision Asylum Seekers

'A stain on our society': What the presidential candidates think about Direct Provision

Some are in favour of a blanket amnesty for people living in the system for more than five years.

From TheJournal.ie Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules Right To Work

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules

Over 3,000 people will be eligible for the new scheme which will allow asylum seekers take up temporary and permanent positions.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The immigration crisis may spell the end of the European dream Read Me

Opinion: The immigration crisis may spell the end of the European dream

If the Member States fail to reach agreement on a way of stemming and regulating the influx of immigrants and asylum seekers, the European project itself may be dealt a fatal blow, writes President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.

From TheJournal.ie Trump calls for 'these people' to be deported 'without courts or judges' Strongman

Trump calls for 'these people' to be deported 'without courts or judges'

The American president appears to be suggesting that asylum-seekers should be denied due process when attempting to enter the US.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Direct provision has been a disaster' Asylum Seekers

Opinion: 'Direct provision has been a disaster'

Numerous reports and recommendations have cast a light on the failings, writes Ronan Herlihy.

From TheJournal.ie Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped Refugee Crisis

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped

The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.

From TheJournal.ie The tourism trade wants to hire asylum seekers to plug skills gaps Right To Work

The tourism trade wants to hire asylum seekers to plug skills gaps

The hospitality sector has been complaining of growing staff shortages.

From TheJournal.ie The tourism trade wants to hire asylum seekers to plug skills gaps Hospitality

The tourism trade wants to hire asylum seekers to plug skills gaps

The hospitality sector has been complaining of growing staff shortages.

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