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#Asylum Seekers

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'A stain on our society': What the presidential candidates think about Direct Provision

Some are in favour of a blanket amnesty for people living in the system for more than five years.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules

Over 3,000 people will be eligible for the new scheme which will allow asylum seekers take up temporary and permanent positions.

Opinion: The immigration crisis may spell the end of the European dream

If the Member States fail to reach agreement on a way of stemming and regulating the influx of immigrants and asylum seekers, the European project itself may be dealt a fatal blow, writes President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 25 June, 2018

Trump calls for 'these people' to be deported 'without courts or judges'

The American president appears to be suggesting that asylum-seekers should be denied due process when attempting to enter the US.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 18 June, 2018

Opinion: 'Direct provision has been a disaster'

Numerous reports and recommendations have cast a light on the failings, writes Ronan Herlihy.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 2 April, 2018

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped

The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 1 April, 2018

The tourism trade wants to hire asylum seekers to plug skills gaps

The hospitality sector has been complaining of growing staff shortages.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

The tourism trade wants to hire asylum seekers to plug skills gaps

The hospitality sector has been complaining of growing staff shortages.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'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.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 19 March, 2018

'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that'

A Sudanese journalist and painter talks about fleeing his home country after receiving death threats.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'

A Syrian refugee explains why he left his home country to start a new life in Ireland.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Single refugees in Ballaghaderreen are relying on housing offers from the Irish public

The Department of Justice said due to the shortage of social housing the decision has been taken to only resettle people outside of high demand areas.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work

There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Lisdoonvarna locals say they'll welcome 30 asylum seekers next week ... but no more than that

The first of 115 asylum seekers are due to arrive in the town on Monday.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 9 February, 2018

Supreme Court formally declares end to ban preventing asylum seekers from working

The court found the ban to be unconstitutional “in principle” last May and the cabinet agreed to lift the ban last November.

'Why not allow asylum seekers work where they want and pay taxes like everyone else?'

‘Why not allow asylum seekers work where they want and pay taxes like everyone else?’, writes Sorcha Grisewood.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 19 January, 2018

Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC

The college joins DCU and UL as a University of Sanctuary.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Asylum seekers may only be allowed to work in certain jobs

In May, the Supreme Court said the ban on asylum seekers working was unconstitutional.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Those in Direct Provision will be allowed to work, Minister confirms

Each person living in Direct Provision receives an allowance of €21 a week.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'An inhumane action': Eviction orders issued to asylum seekers in direct provision

Nasc says that those issued with eviction orders will become “homeless and destitute”.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'

The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 4 August, 2017

Gardaí use golf buggy to track two Afghani asylum seekers who escaped onto Irish course

The men managed to stow themselves away on a truck headed to Wicklow.

# asylum-seekers - Friday 28 July, 2017

Government defends lack of information on people who died in direct provision

Over the past 10 years, 44 people have died in direct provision.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

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.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 19 June, 2017

Scholarships to be given to people in Direct Provision as UL becomes a University of Sanctuary

Seventeen academic scholarships will be made available to applicants aged over 22 and living in direct provision.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

EU takes legal action against Hungary, Poland, and Czechs for refusing to take refugees

Around 160,000 migrants in Italy and Greece are to be relocated to other EU states, but that has proven to be a slow process.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 13 March, 2017

Syrian refugees coming to Roscommon will get less than €20-a-week as they await their status

The refugees will be able to claim social welfare if and when they are granted official refugee status.

# asylum-seekers - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Rise in deportations 'worrying and stressful' as department denies official crackdown policy

Asylum seekers also say they are confused about a new refugee application process.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Explainer: Why Australia is worried that Trump won't honour an agreement to accept refugees

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull struck the deal with President Obama.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 16 January, 2017

'It's a great thing': Trump heralds Brexit

Trump also attacked Angela Merkel over her immigration policy.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

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.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Far-right leader says Germany 'has to close its borders'

Frauke Petry, who leads the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party, has hit out at Angela Merkel.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 14 November, 2016

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

The Iranian man has been served with a deportation order.

# asylum-seekers - Thursday 10 November, 2016

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

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

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'Some flee immediately': Migrants pretending to be children to get into Ireland

So far this year, Tusla has received 97 referrals into its team for separated children seeking asylum.

# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Paris will open its first refugee camp in the city next month

Another is planned before the end of the year.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Fraudsters are targeting migrants and threatening them with deportation

The caller tells the person they face deportation that day.

# asylum-seekers - Monday 7 March, 2016

'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees

A meeting on in Brussels also saw Turkey trying to strongarm the EU.

# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Hugging women are challenging the Soldiers of Odin vigilante group

The Sisters of Kyllikki said they are intent on showing that the country is a tolerant, safe place.

# asylum-seekers - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais

An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.

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