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# ria - Monday 3 July, 2017

Private firms housing refugees and asylum seekers were paid €60 million last year

The rise in spend by the RIA came against the background of the numbers accommodated by the agency last year decreasing from 4,696 to 4,425 at year end.

# ria - 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.

# ria - Monday 7 March, 2016

Here's why you'll see these women on buses all over Ireland Easter Rising This post contains images

Here's why you'll see these women on buses all over Ireland

They were snipers, cooks and doctors during the 1916 Rising.

# ria - Friday 22 May, 2015

Here are the places in Ireland that could become UNESCO Heritage Sites

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, today announced a fund of €13,000.

# ria - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Recognise anyone? These mysterious photos were found in a library today

The RIA wants to reunite them with the family involved.

# ria - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Ireland spending €150 million a year on asylum system

One third of asylum seekers in Ireland are children and many people have been waiting more than a decade for a decision on their application.

# ria - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Direct Provision food protest ends with hope for improved conditions

The residents had began refusing supplies from the centre last week.

# ria - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Extra services put in place at Direct Provision centre after protests

A small number of residents at the Limerick centre had gone on hunger strike.

# ria - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Politicians are not allowed to talk to people seeking asylum in Ireland

Thousands of people in asylum centres are allowed to vote – but they’re not allowed to hear from politicians in the run up to the local elections.

# ria - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Laugh and cry as these Grannies take their first ever flight We Can Be Heroes

Laugh and cry as these Grannies take their first ever flight

An and Ria are in their seventies.

# ria - Monday 26 August, 2013

Lack of information on asylum-seeker deaths 'shambolic'

The agency responsible for providing direct provision accommodation does not have access to death certificates on any of the 53 people who died in the last ten years, according to Minister Alan Shatter.

# ria - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Extract: The 'daily problems' in maintaining Ireland's neutrality during WW2

Confidential documents from the 1940s show that the maintenance of Ireland’s neutrality was going be difficult – and hard decisions on policy would have to be made practically every day.

# ria - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Asylum seekers protest over accommodation's 'expired food and rat infestation'

The Irish Refugee Council has said that the Minister for Justice cannot deny the need for an investigation into the Direct Provision system.

# ria - Sunday 14 October, 2012

53 people seeking asylum have died in State care

The deaths took place over the past ten years. One quarter of the asylum seekers who died were under five years of age.

# ria - Saturday 16 June, 2012

State spent €70m on private and state accommodation for asylum seekers

Over 5,100 people are currently being housed in 37 accommodation centres around Ireland.

# ria - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Column: My soul-destroying life as an asylum-seeker

Moussa has been living in a hostel in Ireland for seven years while the Government decides if he can stay and work here. Waiting is soul-destroying, he says, as is being made to feel like a criminal.

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