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# asylum - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Ex-Bolivian president travelling to Mexico after being granted asylum

This comes as his supporters and foes clashed on the streets of La Paz following his resignation.

# asylum - Thursday 12 September, 2019

US Supreme Court allows Trump administration to implement new asylum restrictions

Democrats have said the ruling puts people’s lives at risk.

# asylum - Monday 8 July, 2019

Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists

His comments come after reports over the weekend described one centre in Texas as filled with hundreds of children wearing filthy clothes.

# asylum - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'Very, very happy' Saudi woman arrives in Canada after receiving asylum Toronto This post contains videos

'Very, very happy' Saudi woman arrives in Canada after receiving asylum

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun had accused her family of physical and psychological abuse.

# asylum - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?

There have been calls for the Pakistani woman to be offered asylum, including in Ireland.

# asylum - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Judge bars Trump from denying asylum to people entering US illegally

The US President issued a proclamation earlier this month as a matter of “national security”.

# asylum - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'Ireland would like to help': Irish government open to asylum application from Asia Bibi

The justice minister and Tánaiste said Ireland would like to help.

# asylum - Monday 18 June, 2018

Melania Trump and Laura Bush hit out at separating of families at US border

For both, it was an unusual entry into a fierce political debate.

# asylum - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

People 'unable to leave direct provision centres if they can't find alternative housing'

A report found the housing crisis is ‘contributing to bottlenecks’ in the asylum system.

# asylum - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Missing Commonwealth Games athletes resurface in Sydney

More than a dozen athletes from four African nations have been missing since the games on the Gold Coast last month.

# asylum - 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.

# asylum - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'Out of reach': A month after landmark court ruling, no asylum seeker has applied for work permit here

Critics say the barriers that remain in place act as a deterrent for asylum seekers to get an employment permit.

# asylum - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears

A landmark Supreme Court appeal hearing is under way which is expected to have crucial ramifications for the pending referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# asylum - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

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.

# asylum - 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.

# asylum - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'It felt very oppressive': Eerie photos show abandoned asylum in west of Ireland Peek Inside This post contains images

'It felt very oppressive': Eerie photos show abandoned asylum in west of Ireland

The photographer said he wants to show people inside mysterious buildings they pass all the time.

# asylum - Monday 12 December, 2016

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece

Zappone said she wants Ireland to take as many unaccompanied minors from the camps as we can.

# asylum - 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.

# asylum - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Irish citizen whose father and brother were killed by Islamic State denied permission to bring mother to Ireland

Rasheed’s* mother is unable to renew her passport and as a result a visa application from her will not be considered.

# asylum - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Tánaiste expects more than 4,000 people will be refused entry to Ireland this year

Already this year more than 2,000 people have been refused leave to land in Ireland.

# asylum - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Ireland deported or removed 3,800 people last year

The approval rate for entry visa applications was 91%.

# asylum - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Kurdish refugees found in back of lorry awaiting transfer to asylum centre

They were discovered at the back of a truck that had travelled to Ireland from France.

# asylum - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Teen held after asylum centre worker stabbed to death

Swedish news agency TT said he was 15 years old.

# asylum - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Michael D calls in Council of State over law that was rushed through the Dáil

Michael D Higgins could now refer the International Protection Bill to the Supreme Court.

# asylum - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

'We need some breathing room' - Sweden is tightening its asylum rules

The Scandinavian country received 80,000 asylum applications in the past two months.

# asylum - Thursday 29 October, 2015

MEPs vote to welcome "human rights defender" Edward Snowden in Europe

Irish MEPs voted 6-4 in favour of the resolution, which Snowden himself has called a “game-changer.”

# asylum - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Halloween event advertises 'asylum' attraction 'filled with the crazy'

Mental Health Ireland said it hoped organisers had not intended to portray people with mental health difficulties in a negative way.

# asylum - Saturday 19 September, 2015

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s Saturday, here’s what’s happening.

# asylum - Friday 14 August, 2015

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 - Saturday 11 July, 2015

More people have applied for asylum this year than in the entire of 2014

The Direct Provision system is now “virtually full” according to justice minister Frances Fitzgerald.

# asylum - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Some kids have lived their whole lives in Direct Provision. It's time to do the right thing.

Ireland has been warehousing asylum-seekers in Direct Provision since 2000. How can we stand by and allow children to live in these conditions?

# asylum - Monday 11 May, 2015

EU wants refugee quotas for member states and the UK's not happy

Frances Fitzgerald can’t comment on the issue.

# asylum - Thursday 7 May, 2015

One person has been in an asylum centre for 11 years - this is how they live

Serious concerns have been expressed about the quality of life children in direct provision have.

# asylum - Friday 27 March, 2015

Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign

Sue Conlan says the group has not been fully consulted on new legislation.

# asylum - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

"We have a love affair with incarcerating people in Ireland" Direct Provision This post contains videos

"We have a love affair with incarcerating people in Ireland"

Aodhan Ó Riordáin expects a report on reforming the Direct Provision on his desk by Easter.

# asylum - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

The number of people applying for asylum in Ireland last year more than doubled

The Department of Justice said this was a reversal of recent trends.

# asylum - Saturday 10 January, 2015

"The kids began laughing when he told them that his family have to queue up for food"

Three people living in direct provision centres explain what people don’t realise about their lives.

# asylum - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Opinion: Workhouses and Direct Provision – the parallels can no longer be ignored

Direct Provision has revived the spectre of the workhouse in Ireland. It should be challenged by any Irish person that cares about equality and fairness.

# asylum - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

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.”

The scars that brought us to Ireland: Asylum seekers on the violence that made them flee

Three refugees who have fled their home countries due to political persecution share their stories.

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