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I wrote on a piece of paper: 'Another lonely Christmas!’ and stuck it on the wall of my room
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I wrote on a piece of paper: 'Another lonely Christmas!’ and stuck it on the wall of my room

Sat 7:00 AM 32,517 Views 7 Comments

Activist and artist Vukašin Nedeljković writes about their three years in Direct Provision, and showing people the ‘everyday realities’ of asylum seekers.

Government body quashes claims that Direct Provision residents were served meals in plastic bag
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Government body quashes claims that Direct Provision residents were served meals in plastic bag

Nov 23rd 2021, 1:39 PM 45,827 Views 0 Comments

“Food is not served to residents in plastic bags,” a spokesperson for the International Protection Accommodation Service said.

New law and 'admin solutions' needed before asylum seekers can get driving licences, dept says
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New law and 'admin solutions' needed before asylum seekers can get driving licences, dept says

Nov 9th 2021, 10:30 PM 16,389 Views 14 Comments

Some legal experts have said that new legislation is not required, rather a different interpretation of the current law.

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system
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Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system

Oct 3rd 2021, 1:00 PM 9,513 Views 4 Comments

Asylum seekers with disabilities in Direct Provision must be afforded equal rights when compared to people with disabilities outside Direct Provision, Keelin Barry writes.

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out
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Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out

Sep 26th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,187 Views 45 Comments

The end of Direct Provision by December 2024 is doubtful as more than 4000 asylum seekers await their claims to be assesed, writes Bulelani Mfaco.

Minister appoints independent group to track progress on ending Direct Provision
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Minister appoints independent group to track progress on ending Direct Provision

Sep 23rd 2021, 3:08 PM 6,964 Views 18 Comments

The government earlier this year published its plan for a new system with not-for-profit accommodation.

Department 'feared' plan to end Direct Provision would be undermined without access to State lands
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Department 'feared' plan to end Direct Provision would be undermined without access to State lands

Aug 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,887 Views 31 Comments
  • The Government has committed to ending Direct Provision by 2024.
  • However, there are fears this could be difficult without access to State lands, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • Sinn Féin had called for the Land Development Agency to build some asylum accommodation.
'Dismay' as asylum seekers now waiting over two years for claims to be processed
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'Dismay' as asylum seekers now waiting over two years for claims to be processed

Aug 8th 2021, 7:30 AM 20,121 Views 56 Comments

Protection applicants are waiting almost 27 months for a decision on their application.

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
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'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers

Jun 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,870 Views 0 Comments
  • The housing problem is at its most acute among minority groups, such as Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers.
  • Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements.
  • "It's an absolutely appalling national disgrace," says Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement.
24 Emergency Accommodation centres for asylum seekers to be closed this year
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24 Emergency Accommodation centres for asylum seekers to be closed this year

Jun 8th 2021, 4:51 PM 13,338 Views 21 Comments

The move is part of the government’s plan to end the institutionalised Direct Provision system by 2024.

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing
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Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing

May 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,886 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Ó Broin says these people should be included in the government’s homelessness figures.

Number of child safety failings in Direct Provision centres, ombudsman report finds
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Number of child safety failings in Direct Provision centres, ombudsman report finds

Apr 27th 2021, 11:14 AM 6,653 Views 6 Comments

Staff at one centre were found to have not been vetted to work with children.

'My foster father wiped down everything I touched': Call to tackle racism in social care
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'My foster father wiped down everything I touched': Call to tackle racism in social care

Apr 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 52,272 Views 0 Comments

Ireland is repeating the mistakes of mother and baby homes, social workers have warned.

Issues with Covid-19 high on the list of complaints by Direct Provision residents, says ombudsman
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Issues with Covid-19 high on the list of complaints by Direct Provision residents, says ombudsman

Mar 25th 2021, 3:29 PM 6,884 Views 14 Comments

Only 61 complaints were received by the Office of the Ombudsman in 2020, dropping from 168 in 2019.

Move quickly and misinform: How direct provision centres became a catalyst for far-right activism in Ireland
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Move quickly and misinform: How direct provision centres became a catalyst for far-right activism in Ireland

Mar 15th 2021, 12:02 AM 20,492 Views 0 Comments

The first in a four-part investigation into the growth of far-right activity online in Ireland explores how an anti-immigration agenda infiltrated local activism.

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?
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The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?

Mar 4th 2021, 6:00 PM 11,165 Views 20 Comments

Activist Ola Mustapha, Nick Henderson of the Irish Refugee Council and reporter Cónal Thomas talk us through it.

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'
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O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'

Feb 26th 2021, 11:35 AM 11,259 Views 5 Comments

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
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State plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 and replace system with not-for-profit accommodation

Updated Feb 26th 2021, 7:50 AM 52,395 Views 117 Comments

The Government’s White Paper published today will lay out measures to overhaul the controversial privatised system.

Deaths in Direct Provision to be recorded and released by Department for first time
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Deaths in Direct Provision to be recorded and released by Department for first time

Feb 21st 2021, 6:30 AM 19,867 Views 26 Comments

It comes after a number of TDs and Senators called for greater transparency.

Waiting time for asylum seekers to seek permission to work reduced by three months
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Waiting time for asylum seekers to seek permission to work reduced by three months

Jan 28th 2021, 2:16 PM 11,126 Views 20 Comments

Asylum seekers will need to wait six months instead of nine before they can apply for permission to work in Ireland.

Contracts with private firms running Direct Provision should not be renewed - Refugee Council
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Contracts with private firms running Direct Provision should not be renewed - Refugee Council

Jan 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 24,883 Views 29 Comments

There are currently more than 7,000 people living in Direct Provision.

Government's plan for ending Direct Provision delayed until February 2021
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Government's plan for ending Direct Provision delayed until February 2021

Dec 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,176 Views 17 Comments

A White Paper on replacing the controversial system was due to be completed and submitted to Cabinet by late December.

Catherine Day: 'Continued political oversight' needed to end Direct Provision
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Catherine Day: 'Continued political oversight' needed to end Direct Provision

Oct 21st 2020, 4:23 PM 13,596 Views 24 Comments

Dr Day said today the current Direct Provision system is “reactive” and said that people living in the system “bear the consequences” of its failures.

Direct Provision should end by 2023 with amnesty offered in 2021 for some - Day report
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Direct Provision should end by 2023 with amnesty offered in 2021 for some - Day report

Oct 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 26,674 Views 30 Comments

A report drawn up by former Secretary General of the European Commission Dr Catherine Day has made a number of sweeping recommendations.

Expert group report on ending Direct Provision to go to Cabinet next week
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Expert group report on ending Direct Provision to go to Cabinet next week

Oct 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 22,005 Views 28 Comments

An expert group, led by former Secretary General of the European Commission Dr Catherine Day, has sent a list of recommendations to Government.

Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic
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Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic

Sep 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,202 Views 0 Comments

Homeless charity Depaul has helped 256 people move out of DP centres in recent months.

Widespread Covid-19 testing to begin tomorrow in all direct provision centres
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Widespread Covid-19 testing to begin tomorrow in all direct provision centres

Sep 11th 2020, 6:06 PM 16,839 Views 12 Comments

The testing rollout follows a recommendation from NPHET.

Documents show changes made to letter defending decision to open Kerry Direct Provision centre
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Documents show changes made to letter defending decision to open Kerry Direct Provision centre

Sep 11th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,541 Views 7 Comments

The Skellig Star Hotel was at the centre of a media storm earlier this year after an outbreak of Covid-19 among residents.

Union says 20 Direct Provision residents working at meat plant told contracts won't be renewed due to high risk
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Union says 20 Direct Provision residents working at meat plant told contracts won't be renewed due to high risk

Sep 9th 2020, 6:05 AM 42,424 Views 31 Comments

Mass testing at meat plants has indicated levels of infection among workers is now very low.

Estimated 400 out of 1,250 Covid-19 cases in past 14 days connected to meat factories or direct provision
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Estimated 400 out of 1,250 Covid-19 cases in past 14 days connected to meat factories or direct provision

Aug 18th 2020, 9:13 PM 36,871 Views 45 Comments

Earlier today, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed a further 120 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Asylum seeker says Direct Provision workers' hours were reduced at meat plant
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Asylum seeker says Direct Provision workers' hours were reduced at meat plant

Aug 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 40,804 Views 90 Comments

This comes after clusters at four meat plants led to a localised lockdown in Kildare, Offaly and Laois.

Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm'
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Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm'

Aug 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 42,097 Views 118 Comments

“As a country we must do better,” according to about 150 signatories.

'These orders have us heartbroken': Protest planned against deportation of Athlone students
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'These orders have us heartbroken': Protest planned against deportation of Athlone students

Aug 11th 2020, 4:36 PM 36,578 Views 41 Comments

The couple live in a direct provision centre in Athlone.

'I don't want to go back': Asylum seeker fearful of returning to Direct Provision centre after Covid-19 outbreak
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'I don't want to go back': Asylum seeker fearful of returning to Direct Provision centre after Covid-19 outbreak

Aug 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 28,374 Views 18 Comments

Mndala Limote said he is fearful of returning to his Direct Provision centre when his isolation at CityWest ends.

Direct Provision residents will now be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Payment
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Direct Provision residents will now be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Aug 6th 2020, 12:27 PM 39,080 Views 87 Comments

Direct Provision residents were previously excluded from applying for the payment.

Residents in Caherciveen Direct Provision centre to be moved as hunger strike ends
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Residents in Caherciveen Direct Provision centre to be moved as hunger strike ends

Jul 30th 2020, 9:50 PM 29,711 Views 14 Comments

The Justice Minister says she ‘deeply regrets’ the hunger strike by asylum seekers in Co Kerry.

Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules
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Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules

Jul 30th 2020, 6:12 PM 31,906 Views 49 Comments

The ruling overturns a previous finding in favour of people living in direct

'We need treatment': McEntee commits to vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers amid fresh calls to close Caherciveen
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'We need treatment': McEntee commits to vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers amid fresh calls to close Caherciveen

Jul 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 14,288 Views 39 Comments

Ireland is legally required to conduct these assessments, which aim to identify special reception needs for asylum seekers and refugees.

Direct Provision residents in Kerry go on hunger strike over demands to be moved to new accommodation
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Direct Provision residents in Kerry go on hunger strike over demands to be moved to new accommodation

Jul 28th 2020, 10:18 AM 32,821 Views 0 Comments

Residents at the former Skellig Star Hotel began the protest today.

'Mould, fire hazards and damp' identified at Direct Provision centres as new Minister aims for independent inspections
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'Mould, fire hazards and damp' identified at Direct Provision centres as new Minister aims for independent inspections

Jul 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,577 Views 54 Comments

No inspections of centres have taken place since late March due to Covid-19.

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