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#direct provision

# direct-provision - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

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.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - Sunday 18 March, 2018

How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM

“People don’t speak about it unless a victim of this heinous crime speaks out.”

# direct-provision - Saturday 17 March, 2018

‘We're not talking about this enough': Ireland warned to take action against radicalisation

An expert has said better integration of asylum seekers and refugees must play a role in this process.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Eat at Our Table: Café run by Ireland's migrant community opens at Christ Church

“It gives out a strong message that you can create spaces for people in Direct Provision instead of waiting.”

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Ombudsman receives 97 complaints from Direct Provision residents

The Ombudsman’s office began accepting complaints from people in Direct Provision last April.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - Friday 5 January, 2018

Minister to take no further action after claims Direct Provision residents were 'denied Christmas celebrations'

A Justice Department spokesperson said that it had received the report from centre.

# direct-provision - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Minister asks for report from Direct Provision centre after asylum seekers 'denied Christmas celebrations'

The asylum seekers said they had organised celebrations but were not able to hold them in the planned space.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Cold storage: This is what six years of a work ban under direct provision is like

Lassane Ouedraogo was declared a refugee by the Irish State but feels that the system stripped him of dignity and freedom.

# direct-provision - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Testimonies from trafficked victims in Ireland: 'I didn't feel safe, men were hitting on me'

The report noted issues around privacy, integration, nutrition and delays in processing applications.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - 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”.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - Sunday 23 July, 2017

'Up Mayo': How this documentary about GAA in Ireland's most diverse town went viral Ballyhaunis This post contains videos

'Up Mayo': How this documentary about GAA in Ireland's most diverse town went viral

Maurice O’Brien has had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to his film about Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Government accused of 'wilfully' releasing inaccurate homelessness figures

Eoin Ó Broin said that the Housing Department was “knowingly releasing incorrect monthly homeless figures”.

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.

# direct-provision - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'Hypocrisy in cheering for our gay Taoiseach, and turning a blind eye to his policies'

Do we truly care about LGBT people – or only those who have votes and who can afford the cost of a pint in The George, writes Oonagh Murphy.

# direct-provision - Friday 2 June, 2017

From The42 Bohemians have invited up to 80 Direct Provision Centre residents to attend Dalymount Park tonight Integration

Bohemians have invited up to 80 Direct Provision Centre residents to attend Dalymount Park tonight

Between 60 and 80 residents of Direct Provision centres across Dublin will be welcomed to Dalymount Park as guests for tonight’s game against Drogheda United.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Supreme Court says that ban on asylum seekers working is unconstitutional

Over the next six months, the Court has invited interested parties to make submissions on the order.

# direct-provision - Friday 27 January, 2017

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.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

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.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

'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.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

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

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

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - Saturday 1 October, 2016

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.

# direct-provision - Friday 17 June, 2016

Government criticised over failure to properly reform Direct Provision

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

# direct-provision - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

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”.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Ireland deported or removed 3,800 people last year

The approval rate for entry visa applications was 91%.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

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.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Government to increase allowance for child asylum-seekers

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

# direct-provision - Friday 25 September, 2015

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.

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