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From TheJournal.ie Direct Provision centre shut over 'safety fears' was paid €12.7 million by the State Limerick

Direct Provision centre shut over 'safety fears' was paid €12.7 million by the State

Repeated requests for essential maintenance to be carried out had been ignored by the centre, according to the government.

From TheJournal.ie Direct Provision centre in Limerick shuts over 'health and safety fears' Shut Down

Direct Provision centre in Limerick shuts over 'health and safety fears'

The management contract was “terminated” by a division of the Department of Justice today.

From TheJournal.ie Rule change should lead to less time in Direct Provision centres for asylum seekers Clearing The Backlog

Rule change should lead to less time in Direct Provision centres for asylum seekers

The “single procedure” process for asylum applications has come into effect.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's like Long Kesh without the watchtowers': Gerry Adams on Mosney direct provision centre Like A Prison

'It's like Long Kesh without the watchtowers': Gerry Adams on Mosney direct provision centre

The Sinn Féín leader has urged the Government to improve conditions at the facility.

From TheJournal.ie Hunger-striking Iranian man to be granted access to asylum process Sligo

Hunger-striking Iranian man to be granted access to asylum process

The man was admitted to hospital yesterday after 35 days on hunger strike.

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 Stephen Rea opens pop-up café aiming to raise awareness about Direct Provision Our Table

Stephen Rea opens pop-up café aiming to raise awareness about Direct Provision

More than 4,000 people live in DP centres nationally.

From TheJournal.ie Nine companies were paid more than €10m each for providing direct provision centres Services

Nine companies were paid more than €10m each for providing direct provision centres

Commercial businesses behind centres were paid over €250m between 2010 and 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Government criticised over failure to properly reform Direct Provision Progress Report

Government criticised over failure to properly reform Direct Provision

173 recommendations for improving the Direct Provision system were put forward last year.

From TheJournal.ie Asylum seekers living in Ireland more than five years should be given "special amnesty" Direct Provision

Asylum seekers living in Ireland more than five years should be given "special amnesty"

Former judge Bryan McMahon says such a move would be “in the spirit of the ideals of 1916″, but would require “political will”.

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 Could Ireland spend more on children in Direct Provision? Here's how the numbers crunch Direct Provision

Could Ireland spend more on children in Direct Provision? Here's how the numbers crunch

Around 3,000 adults and 1,100 children are currently being paid direct provision allowance.

From TheJournal.ie Government to increase allowance for child asylum-seekers Direct Provision

Government to increase allowance for child asylum-seekers

Paryments for children will be increased by €6 per week.

From TheJournal.ie Imagine living in a 20’ x 10’ room, your belongings are in one cupboard and you don't know if you'll be there a year or a decade Opinion

Imagine living in a 20’ x 10’ room, your belongings are in one cupboard and you don't know if you'll be there a year or a decade

The sight of little Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body shamed us all into reluctant action by accepting 4,000 people into Ireland, but now we’re going to put traumatised people into a seriously flawed system, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says there shouldn't be "upper limit" on the refugees Ireland takes Céad Míle Fáilte

Tánaiste says there shouldn't be "upper limit" on the refugees Ireland takes

Joan Burton says initial refugees would be followed later by their families.

From TheJournal.ie It's like being slowly poisoned - I wouldn't wish the life of direct provision on my worst enemy... Opinion

It's like being slowly poisoned - I wouldn't wish the life of direct provision on my worst enemy...

Siphathisiwe Moyo has lived under direct provision in Ireland for the last seven years.

From TheJournal.ie Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer Asylum Seeker

Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer

The minister for education has intervened in the matter.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager in direct provision gets 575 points, but can't afford college fees Leaving Cert

Teenager in direct provision gets 575 points, but can't afford college fees

Anna Kern and her mother moved to Ireland from Ukraine in 2013.

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 Here's what needs to be done to help asylum seekers in Ireland Asylum Seekers

Here's what needs to be done to help asylum seekers in Ireland

A new report has called for the Direct Provision system to be overhauled.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should long-term asylum seekers be allowed to work? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should long-term asylum seekers be allowed to work?

A report recommends new asylum seekers should be able to work if they have been waiting more than nine months for a decision.

From TheJournal.ie UN asks Ireland why government has not organised a referendum on abortion Human Rights

UN asks Ireland why government has not organised a referendum on abortion

The UN committee grilled Ireland on women’s rights, direct provision and equality legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Children moved from asylum centres after claims of inappropriate contact Child Protection

Children moved from asylum centres after claims of inappropriate contact

A report today said the children were moved before any assessment could take place and this hindered one of the investigations.

From TheJournal.ie Teenage girl who attempted suicide says chats with nurses saved her Wrong Place

Teenage girl who attempted suicide says chats with nurses saved her

A report by the Children’s Ombudsman is accusing the government of failing to protect children.

From TheJournal.ie It's clear: The direct provision system is utterly unfit for purpose Opinion

It's clear: The direct provision system is utterly unfit for purpose

A new report published today pulls no punches: the system is unnecessarily complicated and perpetrates ill-treatment.

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 Public servants could be in for €800 windfall State Of The Nation

Public servants could be in for €800 windfall

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie I feed my children when they're hungry. Parents in direct provision don't have that choice. Opinion

I feed my children when they're hungry. Parents in direct provision don't have that choice.

Parents in direct provision have so few ways in which they can model healthy, productive adulthood for their children.

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 "If you manage to get here in strong mental health, this system will sap your soul and spirit" Like Prison

"If you manage to get here in strong mental health, this system will sap your soul and spirit"

A TD who is visiting direct provision centres said if Irish people were treated like this anywhere in the world – there would be delegations demanding change.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why have 16 children died in Direct Provision?' Asylum Seekers

'Why have 16 children died in Direct Provision?'

A Sinn Féin Senator wants to know after new figures revealed 16 children died over 12 years.

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 Irish bishops want "urgent action" on Direct Provision Asylum Seeking

Irish bishops want "urgent action" on Direct Provision

They say people seeking asylum are left on the margins of our communities.

From TheJournal.ie Businesses are making money from direct provision Profits

Businesses are making money from direct provision

An immigrant group said the quality of care is likely to suffer when profit is a priority.

From TheJournal.ie How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18 Aftercare

How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18

The ESRI has published a report into the care given to unaccompanied minors.

From TheJournal.ie Priest told to stay away from direct provision centre says he will go anyway Direct Provision

Priest told to stay away from direct provision centre says he will go anyway

Monsignor John Byrne called direct provision “an open prison”.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about the cost of water meters, a direct provision priest and unusual robbery in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Parish priest banned from visiting direct provision centre - but he's going anyway Asylum Seekers

Parish priest banned from visiting direct provision centre - but he's going anyway

Equality Minister Aodháin Ó Ríordáin says only a “brave staff member” would stop him.