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#Asylum seeker

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Failed asylum seeker claims he was abandoned by gardaí at airport six months ago
# High Court
# High Court

Failed asylum seeker claims he was abandoned by gardaí at airport six months ago

Sep 22nd 2020, 12:26 PM 60,071 Views 0 Comments

The man claims he was left in an airport terminal without money, a telephone or his luggage, the High Court heard.

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson begs Donald Trump for political asylum following court retrial
# Asylum Seeker
# Asylum Seeker

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson begs Donald Trump for political asylum following court retrial

Jul 9th 2019, 3:23 PM 33,753 Views 0 Comments

He claimed he would be killed by ‘jihadi gangs’ if he is sent to prison.

# asylum-seeker - Sunday 16 June, 2019

The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony?

Jun 16th 2019, 5:00 PM 13,119 Views 21 Comments

Who was Sylva Tukula and what does her death mean for Ireland?

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times

Apr 25th 2018, 9:17 AM 14,064 Views 24 Comments

Some people are waiting over two years for a decision on their asylum application.

# asylum-seeker - Monday 19 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 19th 2018, 10:00 PM 92,478 Views 103 Comments

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

# asylum-seeker - Friday 19 January, 2018

Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC
# University Of Sanctuary
# University Of Sanctuary

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

Jan 19th 2018, 6:20 AM 22,988 Views 61 Comments

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

# asylum-seeker - Sunday 31 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 31st 2017, 5:35 PM 25,938 Views 122 Comments

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

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Teenager (17) arrested in Germany for 'allegedly plotting Berlin terror attack'
# Terror Arrest
# Terror Arrest

Teenager (17) arrested in Germany for 'allegedly plotting Berlin terror attack'

May 30th 2017, 3:10 PM 14,342 Views 30 Comments

The man texted his family that “he had joined the jihad”.

Supreme Court says that ban on asylum seekers working is unconstitutional
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Supreme Court says that ban on asylum seekers working is unconstitutional

May 30th 2017, 12:41 PM 16,275 Views 155 Comments

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

# asylum-seeker - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Six arrested over 'brutal' assault on teenage asylum seeker in London
# Attempted Murder
# Attempted Murder

Six arrested over 'brutal' assault on teenage asylum seeker in London

Apr 2nd 2017, 11:59 AM 15,422 Views 29 Comments

A 17-year-old boy sustained serious head injuries in the attack.

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Dublin court unfreezes €100 million worth of Russian tycoon's assets after five year battle
# Russian Tycoon
# Russian Tycoon

Dublin court unfreezes €100 million worth of Russian tycoon's assets after five year battle

Dec 7th 2016, 4:34 PM 22,453 Views 25 Comments

Judge Timothy Lucey also warned gardaí to be careful about what they put in their applications as people had been murdered for political reasons.

# asylum-seeker - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Teenage asylum seeker arrested in Germany on suspicion of medical student's rape and murder
# Germany
# Germany

Teenage asylum seeker arrested in Germany on suspicion of medical student's rape and murder

Dec 4th 2016, 7:00 AM 16,086 Views 28 Comments

The murder made big news in Germany and was followed by another as yet unsolved crime.

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 15th 2016, 2:11 PM 12,614 Views 109 Comments

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

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland

Jul 6th 2016, 5:44 PM 22,369 Views 264 Comments

Some 273 asylum seekers have already arrived here from Lebanon.

# asylum-seeker - Monday 29 February, 2016

Asylum seeker (22) jailed for five years for raping woman
# Waterford
# Waterford

Asylum seeker (22) jailed for five years for raping woman

Feb 29th 2016, 3:17 PM 39,453 Views 137 Comments

He had met her on a night out and offered her a lift home.

# asylum-seeker - Monday 15 February, 2016

Woman raped by asylum seeker says he shouldn't be allowed to remain in the country
# Waterford
# Waterford

Woman raped by asylum seeker says he shouldn't be allowed to remain in the country

Feb 15th 2016, 10:59 PM 36,843 Views 0 Comments

The woman was offered a lift home by the man who she met outside a pub in the early hours of the morning.

# asylum-seeker - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Harassment and humiliation in Lebanon: 'If I get into a cab, the driver will try to touch me'
# A Safe Place
# A Safe Place

Harassment and humiliation in Lebanon: 'If I get into a cab, the driver will try to touch me'

Feb 4th 2016, 6:05 AM 20,738 Views 27 Comments

Female refugees living in the country have spoken of sexual harassment and attempts by men to exploit them.

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Teen held after asylum centre worker stabbed to death
# Sweden
# Sweden

Teen held after asylum centre worker stabbed to death

Jan 26th 2016, 2:30 PM 16,820 Views 117 Comments

Swedish news agency TT said he was 15 years old.

# asylum-seeker - Friday 8 January, 2016

Police say most Cologne mob suspects were asylum seekers
# Germany
# Germany

Police say most Cologne mob suspects were asylum seekers

Jan 8th 2016, 5:48 PM 24,528 Views 144 Comments

Police have confirmed receiving over 120 complaints of assaults, ranging from groping to two alleged rapes.

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl

Dec 9th 2015, 6:03 AM 25,696 Views 40 Comments

The girl and her ‘husband’ were seeking asylum.

# asylum-seeker - Friday 30 October, 2015

Man suspected of killing 4-year-old Bosnian refugee admits murdering another child
# Germany
# Germany

Man suspected of killing 4-year-old Bosnian refugee admits murdering another child

Oct 30th 2015, 1:14 PM 16,300 Views 16 Comments

The little boy, a Bosnian refugee, was abducted from a registration centre for asylum seekers.

# asylum-seeker - Friday 14 August, 2015

Baggage handlers find man stowed away among the luggage on a plane
# Sweden
# Sweden

Baggage handlers find man stowed away among the luggage on a plane

Aug 14th 2015, 3:54 PM 17,241 Views 38 Comments

The man took advantage of his job at Addis Ababa airport to smuggle himself aboard the Ethiopian Airlines flight.

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

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

Aug 14th 2015, 12:52 PM 50,331 Views 222 Comments

The minister for education has intervened in the matter.

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 30th 2015, 8:55 AM 18,460 Views 97 Comments

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

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

In her own words: One woman's escape from ethnic cleansing
# Sudan
# Sudan

In her own words: One woman's escape from ethnic cleansing

Nov 12th 2014, 6:00 PM 67 Views 35 Comments

“I pray to God I don’t have to go back to Sudan. At the least, I will be arrested. The least, you understand? I could be killed.”

'In 20 years time Direct Provision centres will be our Magdalene Laundries'
# Regret
# Regret

'In 20 years time Direct Provision centres will be our Magdalene Laundries'

Nov 12th 2014, 7:20 AM 12,844 Views 115 Comments

“There’s enough racism and enough anger out there, we don’t need to encourage it more.”

# asylum-seeker - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Third-level grants could be open to asylum seekers next year
# Education
# Education

Third-level grants could be open to asylum seekers next year

Aug 31st 2014, 4:45 PM 11,517 Views 204 Comments

Minister Jan O’Sullivan intends on ensuring that people in Direct Provision are able to avail of grants like their classmates are.

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Cork candidates to attend meet and greet with asylum seekers
# Every Vote Counts
# Every Vote Counts

Cork candidates to attend meet and greet with asylum seekers

May 21st 2014, 6:30 AM 4,471 Views 16 Comments

This follows outrage last week at management rules in asylum centres forbidding candidates from canvassing residents.

# asylum-seeker - Friday 21 March, 2014

940 people sought asylum in Ireland last year
# Sanctuary
# Sanctuary

940 people sought asylum in Ireland last year

Mar 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 7,177 Views 148 Comments

The numbers seeking refuge in EU countries rose 32 per cent in 2013, mainly due to the crisis in Syria.

# asylum-seeker - Saturday 22 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 22nd 2014, 8:30 AM 7,865 Views 30 Comments

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

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

How a doctor had his asylum request rejected because someone 'didn't like him'
# Fight
# Fight

How a doctor had his asylum request rejected because someone 'didn't like him'

Feb 18th 2014, 3:26 PM 21,005 Views 129 Comments

The finding was made in an extraordinary ruling in the High Court.

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Column: We have bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane asylum process
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We have bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane asylum process

Nov 27th 2013, 1:00 PM 118 Views 115 Comments

Our Minister for Justice has bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane and expedient way of processing asylum applications in favour of a new, unwieldy system which will lead only to further delays, writes Fiona Hurley.

# asylum-seeker - Friday 12 July, 2013

PIC: This is what Edward Snowden looks like after 19 days in a Moscow airport
# Ed Snowden
# Ed Snowden

PIC: This is what Edward Snowden looks like after 19 days in a Moscow airport

Jul 12th 2013, 5:10 PM 24,137 Views 82 Comments

Human Rights Watch has issued a picture of the US fugitive after he met with rights activists in the Moscow airport where he is based today.

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

HSE had 'no proper basis' to refuse payment for woman and suicidal daughter
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

HSE had 'no proper basis' to refuse payment for woman and suicidal daughter

Jun 12th 2013, 2:41 PM 10,813 Views 49 Comments

Kileni, who fled South Africa after the murder of her husband and suffered Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, waited over a year for the payment awarded to her.

# asylum-seeker - Monday 25 March, 2013

Two dead as asylum-seeker boat carrying 95 capsizes
# Capsized
# Capsized

Two dead as asylum-seeker boat carrying 95 capsizes

Mar 25th 2013, 9:47 AM 5,277 Views 13 Comments

A woman and a young child have died after an overloaded boat carrying 95 asylum-seekers travelling to Australia sank in the Indian Ocean.

# asylum-seeker - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Report questions if Direct Provision conditions 'amount to child abuse'
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Report questions if Direct Provision conditions 'amount to child abuse'

Sep 19th 2012, 1:56 PM 4,146 Views 16 Comments

Poverty, malnutrition, inadequate heating, overcrowding and poor insulation are all impacting on children’s health in Direct Provision, the report says.

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Closure of asylum seekers' centre shows "disregard" for rights
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Closure of asylum seekers' centre shows "disregard" for rights

Sep 11th 2012, 10:30 AM 6,599 Views 49 Comments

The number of asylum seekers is dropping, so Direct Provision accommodation centres are being consolidated in Ireland.

# asylum-seeker - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Nigerian family deported after long-running legal appeal
# Deportation
# Deportation

Nigerian family deported after long-running legal appeal

Jul 19th 2011, 11:47 AM 8,659 Views 84 Comments

Pamela Izevbekhai and her daughters are deported after six years of appeals. How much has it cost Ireland?