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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

#Immigration

# immigration - Friday 3 October, 2014

A year after 300 died off Lampedusa, migrants still risk lives to get to Europe

The UN’s refugee agency wants Europe to do more.

# immigration - Friday 26 September, 2014

Asylum applications rose by 26% in the first six months of this year

However, less than 1,000 people applied in Ireland last year.

# immigration - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Gardaí will no longer check passports at Dublin Airport

Instead, the responsibility will fall to civilians in the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service as part of reforms launched today.

# immigration - Friday 12 September, 2014

President Higgins has spoken directly to the Irish Diaspora: “We owe them a debt of gratitude.”

The story of Irish emigration is one to be proud of he argued.

# immigration - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Only 16% of emigrants were unemployed before they left Ireland

Overall emigration by Irish citizens is down 20% from last year.

# immigration - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# immigration - Friday 15 August, 2014

Australian couple stopped leaving Thailand with “surrogate” baby

The men were stopped because they didn’t have complete documents for the child.

# immigration - Friday 1 August, 2014

One in four children in Ireland are born to a non-Irish mother

A new study by Trinity College Dublin has also found that migrant parents face a greater risk of poverty.

# immigration - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Decisions by Department of Social Protection have ‘catastrophic results on peoples lives’

A new report by charity Crosscare identifies social welfare issues as a major factor in homelessness.

# immigration - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Irish and US authorities ‘in touch’ about man who claimed he killed Irish soldiers

Minister Coveney said Lebanon is the only jurisdiction that can pursue a prosecution.

Opinion: Once again, we’ve heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights

Ireland’s appearance before the UN Human Rights Committee was disappointing: we have not made the changes recommended four years ago.

# immigration - Thursday 10 July, 2014

New law would make it complusory for fathers’ names to be included on birth certs

The new Bill has been described as “the most important reform of family law for a generation”.

# immigration - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Asylum applications to Europe were up 29% in the first quarter of this year

Applications to Ireland were up 60 to 290.

# immigration - Monday 30 June, 2014

Obama says he won’t wait any longer for immigration reform

Obama said there are enough Republicans and Democrats in the House to pass an immigration bill today.

Numbers acquiring Irish citizenship rapidly increased between 2010 and 2012 – report

A new ESRI report looks at a number of factors of immigrant lifestyle.

30 people ‘likely suffocated’ on migrant boat off coast of Italy

Rescuers had found the bodies stuffed into the hold of a fishing boat from north Africa when they boarded the vessel.

# immigration - Friday 20 June, 2014

From Business ETC Guess which employer has the most work permits for non-EU nationals this year… From Abroad

# immigration - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Opinion: The undocumented Irish in the US need and deserve our help

About 50,000 Irish citizens currently live in the US without legal status – we can’t just turn our backs on them.

# immigration - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Opinion: An EU coastguard for the Mediterranean could save lives and national budgets

There is a tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean – and it’s not just the responsibility of southern European states.

# immigration - Monday 2 June, 2014

Gilmore to go to Washington to discuss illegal Irish

There are around 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US.

# immigration - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Opinion: It is a great feeling knowing that your children can call Ireland home

The longer one stays in Ireland and gets to know Irish people, the nuances and craic and communities.

# immigration - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work

In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.

# immigration - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Column: Dance has the ability to bring people together, no matter where they’re from

Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide. Here, student and dancer Onai Tafuma writes about her life in Ireland.

# immigration - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Education, training and legal help all lacking for trafficking victims – Immigrant Council of Ireland

The ICI spoke to the Seanad and have outlined how over half of those trafficked to Ireland do not get access to proper supports.

# immigration - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Immigrants in Ireland send back €795 million every year

The amount of money sent by emigrants has been declining since 2009.

# immigration - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From Business ETC The Government is making it easier for skilled workers from abroad to work in Ireland Jobs

The Government is making it easier for skilled workers from abroad to work in Ireland

A new bill will bring in nine different ways to be granted an employment permit.

# immigration - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Sickle Cell: Ireland’s new disease which affects 400 children and 100 adults

Ireland has an opportunity now to “do something right and groundbreaking”, the Health Committee has heard this morning.

# immigration - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Column: ‘You f**king n*gger’, I hear it every week

A victim of racism speaks about his experiences as a major anti-racism awareness campaign is launched today.

# immigration - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Column: There’s something about Ireland … this is the country I now call home

Brazilian-born Sury Fiorini came to Ireland without knowing what to expect; what she found was an affinity with a country, a people and “the definition of the word patriotism”.

# immigration - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Seven jobseekers killed in Nigeria stadium stampede

Witnesses said that only one entrance at the 60,000 capacity Abuja stadium was open as the crush occurred.

Police find tunnel used to smuggle Mexicans into America

Three suspected people-traffickers were arrested.

# immigration - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Syrian refugees to be offered temporary residence in Ireland

Alan Shatter announced the Humanitarian Admission Programme this afternoon.

# immigration - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Calling someone a ‘foreign pig’ is not racist (according to Swiss law)

However, the highest court in Switzerland did concede it was ‘insulting.

# immigration - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Column: Impact of Swiss vote to curtail immigrants will ripple toward Eurosceptic UK

The EU response to Swiss curtailing of migrants should be aimed at the UK, not just Switzerland, writes John O’Donnell.

# immigration - Monday 10 February, 2014

“This will cause problems” – EU warns Switzerland after immigration result

Germany says the vote is “going to create plenty of problems for Switzerland”.

# immigration - Friday 7 February, 2014

More than half of Ireland’s asylum seekers in ‘reception system’ for over 3 years

A new report has highlighted a number of problems, including lack of autonomy of the applicants.

# immigration - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Joan Burton has no plans for UK-style crackdown on welfare for jobless immigrants

A Fine Gael TD asked the Labour minister about a recent ban on immigrants in the UK receiving dole payment for their first three months of residency.

# immigration - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Venezuela’s youth are abandoning their homeland, Ireland is their destination

Sometimes the lines outside the Irish consulate in Caracas are 200 people deep, forcing a rotating cadre of self-appointed leaders to maintain a 24-hour vigil to stop queue jumpers.

Hundreds detained in Irish prisons each year over immigration issues

Many of these people were being held in prison ahead of their deportation.

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