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From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving Travel To Work

Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving

Leo Varadkar says the rules were changed to allow asylum seekers to work, therefore they should be allowed to drive to that workplace.

From TheJournal.ie 'I hope to be a success story for what a refugee can do. Direct Provision - you can escape it' Suaad Alshleh

'I hope to be a success story for what a refugee can do. Direct Provision - you can escape it'

Suaad Alshleh, a teenage refugee from Syria, was today awarded a bursary for medicine by Minister Joe McHugh.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out Direct Provision

Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out

Defending Direct provision, he said it ‘is an imperfect system, but not an inhumane one’.

From TheJournal.ie Minister has 'constructive' meeting with locals about Direct Provision centre in Ballinamore Asylum Seekers

Minister has 'constructive' meeting with locals about Direct Provision centre in Ballinamore

Plans to house over 100 asylum seekers in the town have been postponed amid protests.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're better than this in Ireland': Justice Department calls on Achill protesters to stand down Direct Provision

'We're better than this in Ireland': Justice Department calls on Achill protesters to stand down

Locals have argued that the Achill Head Hotel is not a suitable location for emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to house 13 asylum seekers in Achill postponed due to ongoing protest outside hotel Direct Provision

Plans to house 13 asylum seekers in Achill postponed due to ongoing protest outside hotel

The Department of Justice said the women were only to be in Achill for 3 months.

From TheJournal.ie 'A Lightning Rod': Anti-immigrant rhetoric, Ireland's Direct Provision system and Carrickmacross Co Monaghan

'A Lightning Rod': Anti-immigrant rhetoric, Ireland's Direct Provision system and Carrickmacross

The Co Monaghan town was the first to accommodate asylum seekers in emergency accommodation last year.

From TheJournal.ie State paying hotels and guesthouses €462,000 per week to accommodate asylum seekers Emergency Accommodation

State paying hotels and guesthouses €462,000 per week to accommodate asylum seekers

€18 million was spent on emergency accommodation for asylum seekers in the first nine months of 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Upgrade works due to be completed at Direct Provision centre in July still haven't started Clondalkin Towers

Upgrade works due to be completed at Direct Provision centre in July still haven't started

Residents in Clondalkin Towers say they have been told that the works may not commence until next year.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil's O'Callaghan calls on Justice Department to explore fostering for asylum seekers Direct Provision

Fianna Fáil's O'Callaghan calls on Justice Department to explore fostering for asylum seekers

There are currently over 6,000 people living in Direct Provision.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is disappointing': Govt reacts to decision to withdraw tender for Oughterard Direct Provision centre Galway

'It is disappointing': Govt reacts to decision to withdraw tender for Oughterard Direct Provision centre

The plan to accommodate asylum seekers at the former hotel sparked protests in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President Direct Provision

Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President

Michael D Higgins made the speech in New York.

From TheJournal.ie Flanagan said there is 'no threat' to local communities from Direct Provision Oughterard

Flanagan said there is 'no threat' to local communities from Direct Provision

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan was speaking to RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Ombudsman criticises use of hotels as emergency accommodation for asylum seekers Direct Provision

Ombudsman criticises use of hotels as emergency accommodation for asylum seekers

Peter Tyndall called for more powers for the Ombudsman’s office.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation Oughterard

'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation

The Justice Minister says over 1,300 asylum seekers are currently in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Government chief whip says procedure for establishing Direct Provision centres 'unfair' on locals Oughterard

Government chief whip says procedure for establishing Direct Provision centres 'unfair' on locals

Seán Kyne TD added that the State has a duty to provide for asylum seekers.

From TheJournal.ie Protest in Oughterard over Direct Provision centre concerns Galway

Protest in Oughterard over Direct Provision centre concerns

Hundreds of people took part in the protest in the Galway town.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach calls on Galway TD to withdraw remarks made at direct provision centre public meeting Noel Grealish

Taoiseach calls on Galway TD to withdraw remarks made at direct provision centre public meeting

Footage shared on social media shows Noel Grealish referencing “economic migrants” from Africa coming to “sponge off us”.

From TheJournal.ie Justice Minister Flanagan 'very disappointed' over comments made at Galway direct provision centre meeting Oughterard

Justice Minister Flanagan 'very disappointed' over comments made at Galway direct provision centre meeting

Locals expressed their frustration at a meeting in Oughterard yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's an absence of information': Calls for clarity after 700 people attend meeting about Galway direct provision centre Oughterard

'There's an absence of information': Calls for clarity after 700 people attend meeting about Galway direct provision centre

Locals are concerned about what it would mean for the town if the building accommodates asylum seekers.

From TheJournal.ie Government to spend €65 million on new Direct Provision centres in four counties Direct Provision

Government to spend €65 million on new Direct Provision centres in four counties

The Department of Justice & Equality has struggled to open new centres since 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Asylum seekers forced to wash clothes in sinks at Dublin hotel Direct Provision

Asylum seekers forced to wash clothes in sinks at Dublin hotel

Over 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Asylum seekers told not to bring food to rooms 'under any circumstance' by Dublin hotel Direct Provision

Asylum seekers told not to bring food to rooms 'under any circumstance' by Dublin hotel

Over 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent Direct Provision

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent

Residents in Direct Provision centres have claimed the practice is commonplace.

From TheJournal.ie 'They are really inspiring - they don't let the fact they are living in that situation hold them back' Cork

'They are really inspiring - they don't let the fact they are living in that situation hold them back'

We spoke to volunteers who run dance classes for teens in Direct Provision, DJ Stevie Grainger and dancer Andrea Williams.

From TheJournal.ie Fresh concerns over Direct Provision after incident involving children at Cork centre Gardaí

Fresh concerns over Direct Provision after incident involving children at Cork centre Exclusive

The Department of Justice says it is aware of an incident in the centre.

From TheJournal.ie Call for Ireland to accept Brexit-delayed asylum applications that would otherwise be transferred to UK Legal Limbo

Call for Ireland to accept Brexit-delayed asylum applications that would otherwise be transferred to UK

A report by the Irish Refugee Council says Ireland has “typically chosen to follow the UK’s lead” on asylum issues.

From TheJournal.ie The UN's refugee chief is in Ireland and says wait times in Direct Provision must improve Asylum Applications

The UN's refugee chief is in Ireland and says wait times in Direct Provision must improve

Filippo Grandi complimented Ireland on its resettlement efforts.

From TheJournal.ie NGOs asked by justice department to help asylum seekers in emergency accommodation 'as soon as possible' Direct Provision

NGOs asked by justice department to help asylum seekers in emergency accommodation 'as soon as possible'

There are now 777 people living in emergency set-ups in 25 counties around Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Difficulty accessing services': Complaints from asylum seekers living in hotels raised with Ombudsman Direct Provision

'Difficulty accessing services': Complaints from asylum seekers living in hotels raised with Ombudsman

There are now 777 people living in emergency set-ups in 25 counties around Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 200 people to be moved as Dublin city Direct Provision centre closes down Hatch Hall

200 people to be moved as Dublin city Direct Provision centre closes down

It was reported in March that Hatch Hall will be turned into a 5-star hotel.

From TheJournal.ie President to host Áras garden party highlighting issues around Direct Provision Garden Party

President to host Áras garden party highlighting issues around Direct Provision

Irish organisations that support refugees have been invited to a garden party tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony? Podcast

The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony?

Who was Sylva Tukula and what does her death mean for Ireland?

From TheJournal.ie State offers 'unreserved apology' for burying asylum seeker without telling friends SYLVA TUKULA

State offers 'unreserved apology' for burying asylum seeker without telling friends

Sylva Tukula died at the Great Western House Direct Provision centre in Galway in August 2018.

From TheJournal.ie 'An insensitivity at the heart of the State': Decision to bury woman who died in Direct Provision without telling friends criticised SYLVA TUKULA
From TheJournal.ie Woman who died in Direct Provision buried without ceremony before friends were told SYLVA TUKULA

Woman who died in Direct Provision buried without ceremony before friends were told

Sylva Tukula passed away last August.

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 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.

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