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#Asylum

From TheJournal.ie 'Very, very happy' Saudi woman arrives in Canada after receiving asylum Toronto This post contains videos

'Very, very happy' Saudi woman arrives in Canada after receiving asylum

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun had accused her family of physical and psychological abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests? Blasphemy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Judge bars Trump from denying asylum to people entering US illegally Migrants

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”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland would like to help': Irish government open to asylum application from Asia Bibi Blasphemy

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Melania Trump and Laura Bush hit out at separating of families at US border Asylum

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.

From TheJournal.ie People 'unable to leave direct provision centres if they can't find alternative housing' Housing Crisis

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.

From TheJournal.ie Missing Commonwealth Games athletes resurface in Sydney Asylum

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.

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 'Out of reach': A month after landmark court ruling, no asylum seeker has applied for work permit here Right To Work

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears Supreme Court

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.

From TheJournal.ie The food is 'horrible' and the men are 'creepy' - Children in direct provision speak out Waiting For Asylum

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.

From TheJournal.ie Private firms housing refugees and asylum seekers were paid €60 million last year Integration

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It felt very oppressive': Eerie photos show abandoned asylum in west of Ireland Peek Inside This post contains images

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece Asylum

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Asylum seeker enters 35th day of hunger strike in Sligo centre Direct Provision

Asylum seeker enters 35th day of hunger strike in Sligo centre

The Iranian man has been served with a deportation order.

From TheJournal.ie Irish citizen whose father and brother were killed by Islamic State denied permission to bring mother to Ireland Family Reunification

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.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste expects more than 4,000 people will be refused entry to Ireland this year Denied

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland deported or removed 3,800 people last year Papers Please

Ireland deported or removed 3,800 people last year

The approval rate for entry visa applications was 91%.

From TheJournal.ie Kurdish refugees found in back of lorry awaiting transfer to asylum centre Wexford

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.

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 Michael D calls in Council of State over law that was rushed through the Dáil Article 26

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need some breathing room' - Sweden is tightening its asylum rules Migration Crisis

'We need some breathing room' - Sweden is tightening its asylum rules

The Scandinavian country received 80,000 asylum applications in the past two months.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs vote to welcome "human rights defender" Edward Snowden in Europe Bienvenue

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Halloween event advertises 'asylum' attraction 'filled with the crazy' Meath

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s Saturday, here’s what’s happening.

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 More people have applied for asylum this year than in the entire of 2014 Virtually Full

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.

From TheJournal.ie Some kids have lived their whole lives in Direct Provision. It's time to do the right thing. Opinion

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?

From TheJournal.ie EU wants refugee quotas for member states and the UK's not happy Mediterranean Crisis

EU wants refugee quotas for member states and the UK's not happy

Frances Fitzgerald can’t comment on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie One person has been in an asylum centre for 11 years - this is how they live Waiting

One person has been in an asylum centre for 11 years - this is how they live

Serious concerns have been expressed about the quality of life children in direct provision have.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign Direct Provision

Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign

Sue Conlan says the group has not been fully consulted on new legislation.

From TheJournal.ie "We have a love affair with incarcerating people in Ireland" Direct Provision This post contains videos

"We have a love affair with incarcerating people in Ireland"

Aodhan Ó Riordáin expects a report on reforming the Direct Provision on his desk by Easter.

From TheJournal.ie The number of people applying for asylum in Ireland last year more than doubled Ireland

The number of people applying for asylum in Ireland last year more than doubled

The Department of Justice said this was a reversal of recent trends.

From TheJournal.ie "The kids began laughing when he told them that his family have to queue up for food" Life On The Inside

"The kids began laughing when he told them that his family have to queue up for food"

Three people living in direct provision centres explain what people don’t realise about their lives.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Workhouses and Direct Provision – the parallels can no longer be ignored Seeking Asylum

Opinion: Workhouses and Direct Provision – the parallels can no longer be ignored

Direct Provision has revived the spectre of the workhouse in Ireland. It should be challenged by any Irish person that cares about equality and fairness.

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 The scars that brought us to Ireland: Asylum seekers on the violence that made them flee Direct Provision

The scars that brought us to Ireland: Asylum seekers on the violence that made them flee

Three refugees who have fled their home countries due to political persecution share their stories.

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 Opinion: 'Direct provision' is a holding pen where people are kept for efficient deportation Asylum Seekers

Opinion: 'Direct provision' is a holding pen where people are kept for efficient deportation

The living conditions endured by residents of direct provision centres is finally receiving scrutiny; but will the working group charged with examining the system improve it?

From TheJournal.ie Retired judge to chair group that will tell government how to treat asylum seekers better Direct Provision

Retired judge to chair group that will tell government how to treat asylum seekers better

Representatives from a number of refugee rights groups are also part of the group.

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