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# Asylum

This year
Barry Andrews: Several false narratives surround migration and asylum seeking - here are some facts
The MEP looks at some of the common views and misconceptions around immgration.
Last year
Opinion: The poor state of public services in Ireland is not the fault of refugees
Fellipe Lopes is a filmmaker and activist who works with the Immigrant Council of Ireland – he says we must work together to help all refugees.
UK immigration office handling asylum seekers firebombed
One person was injured in this morning’s attack
Congolese woman's plea to remain in Ireland fails after court challenge
The woman claims that if transferred, she would be subject to inhuman and degrading treatment.
All time
€2.2 million spent on deporting people from Ireland in last three years
Figures from the Department of Justice show 601 people were deported between 2018 and 2020.
O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'
Plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 were unveiled today.
State plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 and replace system with not-for-profit accommodation
The Government’s White Paper published today will lay out measures to overhaul the controversial privatised system.
Government's plan for ending Direct Provision delayed until February 2021
A White Paper on replacing the controversial system was due to be completed and submitted to Cabinet by late December.
Ex-Bolivian president travelling to Mexico after being granted asylum
This comes as his supporters and foes clashed on the streets of La Paz following his resignation.
US Supreme Court allows Trump administration to implement new asylum restrictions
Democrats have said the ruling puts people’s lives at risk.
Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists
His comments come after reports over the weekend described one centre in Texas as filled with hundreds of children wearing filthy clothes.
'Very, very happy' Saudi woman arrives in Canada after receiving asylum
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun had accused her family of physical and psychological abuse.
Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?
There have been calls for the Pakistani woman to be offered asylum, including in Ireland.
Judge bars Trump from denying asylum to people entering US illegally
The US President issued a proclamation earlier this month as a matter of “national security”.
'Ireland would like to help': Irish government open to asylum application from Asia Bibi
The justice minister and Tánaiste said Ireland would like to help.
Melania Trump and Laura Bush hit out at separating of families at US border
For both, it was an unusual entry into a fierce political debate.
People 'unable to leave direct provision centres if they can't find alternative housing'
A report found the housing crisis is ‘contributing to bottlenecks’ in the asylum system.
Missing Commonwealth Games athletes resurface in Sydney
More than a dozen athletes from four African nations have been missing since the games on the Gold Coast last month.
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.
'Out of reach': A month after landmark court ruling, no asylum seeker has applied for work permit here
Critics say the barriers that remain in place act as a deterrent for asylum seekers to get an employment permit.
Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears
A landmark Supreme Court appeal hearing is under way which is expected to have crucial ramifications for the pending referendum on the Eighth Amendment.
The food is 'horrible' and the men are 'creepy' - Children in direct provision speak out
It’s part of a report commissioned by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
Private firms housing refugees and asylum seekers were paid €60 million last year
The rise in spend by the RIA came against the background of the numbers accommodated by the agency last year decreasing from 4,696 to 4,425 at year end.
'It felt very oppressive': Eerie photos show abandoned asylum in west of Ireland
The photographer said he wants to show people inside mysterious buildings they pass all the time.
'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece
Zappone said she wants Ireland to take as many unaccompanied minors from the camps as we can.
Asylum seeker enters 35th day of hunger strike in Sligo centre
The Iranian man has been served with a deportation order.
Irish citizen whose father and brother were killed by Islamic State denied permission to bring mother to Ireland
Rasheed’s* mother is unable to renew her passport and as a result a visa application from her will not be considered.
Tánaiste expects more than 4,000 people will be refused entry to Ireland this year
Already this year more than 2,000 people have been refused leave to land in Ireland.
Ireland deported or removed 3,800 people last year
The approval rate for entry visa applications was 91%.
Kurdish refugees found in back of lorry awaiting transfer to asylum centre
They were discovered at the back of a truck that had travelled to Ireland from France.
Teen held after asylum centre worker stabbed to death
Swedish news agency TT said he was 15 years old.
Michael D calls in Council of State over law that was rushed through the Dáil
Michael D Higgins could now refer the International Protection Bill to the Supreme Court.
'We need some breathing room' - Sweden is tightening its asylum rules
The Scandinavian country received 80,000 asylum applications in the past two months.
MEPs vote to welcome "human rights defender" Edward Snowden in Europe
Irish MEPs voted 6-4 in favour of the resolution, which Snowden himself has called a “game-changer.”
Halloween event advertises 'asylum' attraction 'filled with the crazy'
Mental Health Ireland said it hoped organisers had not intended to portray people with mental health difficulties in a negative way.
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.
More people have applied for asylum this year than in the entire of 2014
The Direct Provision system is now “virtually full” according to justice minister Frances Fitzgerald.
Some kids have lived their whole lives in Direct Provision. It's time to do the right thing.
Ireland has been warehousing asylum-seekers in Direct Provision since 2000. How can we stand by and allow children to live in these conditions?
EU wants refugee quotas for member states and the UK's not happy
Frances Fitzgerald can’t comment on the issue.