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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Asylum seeker

Last month
February 2023
'Onus on us all to challenge narrative that single males pose threat to communities', TDs told
The Department of Integration says finding accommodation for asylum seekers is “extremely difficult”.
# Explainer
Explainer: What is the difference between ‘economic migrants’, ‘refugees’ and 'asylum-seekers'?
False claims about asylum seekers often use terms in confusing and contradictory ways
Last year
# Human Rights
Complaint filed with United Nations over torture of asylum seeker in Greece
The woman says she suffered abuse and witnessed the beating of children and a pregnant woman.
All time
I wrote on a piece of paper: 'Another lonely Christmas!’ and stuck it on the wall of my room
Activist and artist Vukašin Nedeljković writes about their three years in Direct Provision, and showing people the ‘everyday realities’ of asylum seekers.
# High Court
Failed asylum seeker claims he was abandoned by gardaí at airport six months ago
The man claims he was left in an airport terminal without money, a telephone or his luggage, the High Court heard.
# Asylum seeker
Far-right activist Tommy Robinson begs Donald Trump for political asylum following court retrial
He claimed he would be killed by ‘jihadi gangs’ if he is sent to prison.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony?
Who was Sylva Tukula and what does her death mean for Ireland?
# direct provision
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.
'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.
# University of Sanctuary
Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC
The college joins DCU and UL as a University of Sanctuary.
# Limerick
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.
# terror arrest
Teenager (17) arrested in Germany for 'allegedly plotting Berlin terror attack'
The man texted his family that “he had joined the jihad”.
# direct provision
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.
# Attempted Murder
Six arrested over 'brutal' assault on teenage asylum seeker in London
A 17-year-old boy sustained serious head injuries in the attack.
# russian tycoon
Dublin court unfreezes €100 million worth of Russian tycoon's assets after five year battle
Judge Timothy Lucey also warned gardaí to be careful about what they put in their applications as people had been murdered for political reasons.
# Germany
Teenage asylum seeker arrested in Germany on suspicion of medical student's rape and murder
The murder made big news in Germany and was followed by another as yet unsolved crime.
# Sligo
Hunger-striking Iranian man to be granted access to asylum process
The man was admitted to hospital yesterday after 35 days on hunger strike.
# migrant crisis
Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland
Some 273 asylum seekers have already arrived here from Lebanon.
# Waterford
Asylum seeker (22) jailed for five years for raping woman
He had met her on a night out and offered her a lift home.
# Waterford
Woman raped by asylum seeker says he shouldn't be allowed to remain in the country
The woman was offered a lift home by the man who she met outside a pub in the early hours of the morning.
# a safe place
Harassment and humiliation in Lebanon: 'If I get into a cab, the driver will try to touch me'
Female refugees living in the country have spoken of sexual harassment and attempts by men to exploit them.
# Sweden
Teen held after asylum centre worker stabbed to death
Swedish news agency TT said he was 15 years old.
# Germany
Police say most Cologne mob suspects were asylum seekers
Police have confirmed receiving over 120 complaints of assaults, ranging from groping to two alleged rapes.
# Switzerland
Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl
The girl and her ‘husband’ were seeking asylum.
# Germany
Man suspected of killing 4-year-old Bosnian refugee admits murdering another child
The little boy, a Bosnian refugee, was abducted from a registration centre for asylum seekers.
# Sweden
Baggage handlers find man stowed away among the luggage on a plane
The man took advantage of his job at Addis Ababa airport to smuggle himself aboard the Ethiopian Airlines flight.
# Asylum seeker
Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer
The minister for education has intervened in the matter.
# Your Say
Poll: Should long-term asylum seekers be allowed to work?
A report recommends new asylum seekers should be able to work if they have been waiting more than nine months for a decision.
In her own words: One woman's escape from ethnic cleansing
“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.”
# Regret
'In 20 years time Direct Provision centres will be our Magdalene Laundries'
“There’s enough racism and enough anger out there, we don’t need to encourage it more.”
# Education
Third-level grants could be open to asylum seekers next year
Minister Jan O’Sullivan intends on ensuring that people in Direct Provision are able to avail of grants like their classmates are.
# every vote counts
Cork candidates to attend meet and greet with asylum seekers
This follows outrage last week at management rules in asylum centres forbidding candidates from canvassing residents.
# sanctuary
940 people sought asylum in Ireland last year
The numbers seeking refuge in EU countries rose 32 per cent in 2013, mainly due to the crisis in Syria.
# Courts
Calling someone a ‘foreign pig’ is not racist (according to Swiss law)
However, the highest court in Switzerland did concede it was ‘insulting.
# Fight
How a doctor had his asylum request rejected because someone 'didn't like him'
The finding was made in an extraordinary ruling in the High Court.
Column: We have bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane asylum process
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.
# Ed Snowden
PIC: This is what Edward Snowden looks like after 19 days in a Moscow airport
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.
# Ombudsman
HSE had 'no proper basis' to refuse payment for woman and suicidal daughter
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.
# Capsized
Two dead as asylum-seeker boat carrying 95 capsizes
A woman and a young child have died after an overloaded boat carrying 95 asylum-seekers travelling to Australia sank in the Indian Ocean.
# direct provision
Report questions if Direct Provision conditions 'amount to child abuse'
Poverty, malnutrition, inadequate heating, overcrowding and poor insulation are all impacting on children’s health in Direct Provision, the report says.