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#Asylum

# asylum - Saturday 10 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 10th 2015, 8:15 AM 27,113 Views 158 Comments

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
# Seeking Asylum
# Seeking Asylum

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

Dec 31st 2014, 1:00 PM 429 Views 102 Comments

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
# Sudan
# Sudan

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

Nov 12th 2014, 6:00 PM 65 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.”

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

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

Nov 12th 2014, 7:25 AM 14,309 Views 79 Comments

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

'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 12,840 Views 114 Comments

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

# asylum - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Opinion: 'Direct provision' is a holding pen where people are kept for efficient deportation
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Opinion: 'Direct provision' is a holding pen where people are kept for efficient deportation

Oct 15th 2014, 1:31 PM 308 Views 142 Comments

The living conditions endured by residents of direct provision centres is finally receiving scrutiny; but will the working group charged with examining the system improve it?

# asylum - Monday 13 October, 2014

Retired judge to chair group that will tell government how to treat asylum seekers better
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Retired judge to chair group that will tell government how to treat asylum seekers better

Oct 13th 2014, 10:58 PM 9,985 Views 83 Comments

Representatives from a number of refugee rights groups are also part of the group.

# asylum - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

The Department of Justice says the President doesn't need permission to visit asylum seekers
# No Go
# No Go

The Department of Justice says the President doesn't need permission to visit asylum seekers

Oct 7th 2014, 11:00 AM 6,706 Views 24 Comments

He’s going to, anyway.

# asylum - Friday 3 October, 2014

"We will be judged on how we treat those who present at our borders" - President Higgins
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

"We will be judged on how we treat those who present at our borders" - President Higgins

Oct 3rd 2014, 1:32 PM 7,340 Views 307 Comments

The President was speaking at the opening of the Joint Irish Refugee Council and Migrant Rights Centre Ireland Offices.

# asylum - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Sep 27th 2014, 12:07 AM 11,503 Views 2 Comments

Everybody’s talking about Enda Kenny’s ‘McNulty-gate’ apology, Helen O’Driscoll, and new bank bailout developments.

# asylum - Friday 26 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 26th 2014, 1:58 PM 7,552 Views 198 Comments

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

# asylum - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Sep 21st 2014, 8:15 PM 13,558 Views 0 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the Poolbeg incinerator, asylum applications, and a rescued cow.

# asylum - Friday 19 September, 2014

Direct provision protests gain momentum as residents of another Cork centre say no more
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Direct provision protests gain momentum as residents of another Cork centre say no more

Sep 19th 2014, 3:47 PM 9,203 Views 120 Comments

Nasc said that public support to end direct provision is growing.

# asylum - Monday 18 August, 2014

Four on hunger strike at "extremely volatile" Direct Provision centre
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Four on hunger strike at "extremely volatile" Direct Provision centre

Aug 18th 2014, 2:27 PM 9,404 Views 72 Comments

Mount Trenchard is based in Foynes, Co Limerick.

# asylum - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq
# Potential Genocide
# Potential Genocide

Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq

Aug 13th 2014, 12:24 PM 7,035 Views 65 Comments

As much as €500,000 in emergency funding will also be provided to organisations working in the area.

# asylum - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The government is going to review the way Ireland treats asylum seekers
# Working Group
# Working Group

The government is going to review the way Ireland treats asylum seekers

Aug 12th 2014, 8:46 AM 7,311 Views 86 Comments

It is hoped the review by a working group will take place early next year.

# asylum - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Snowden granted three-year residency in Russia, with permission to travel
# SNOWDEN
# SNOWDEN

Snowden granted three-year residency in Russia, with permission to travel

Aug 7th 2014, 2:46 PM 9,315 Views 86 Comments

“In the future Edward will have to decide whether to continue to live in Russia and become a citizen or to return to the United States,” his lawyer said today.

# asylum - Monday 4 August, 2014

Opinion: Happy 14th birthday, Direct Provision – just think of everything you haven't achieved!
# Asylum
# Asylum

Opinion: Happy 14th birthday, Direct Provision – just think of everything you haven't achieved!

Aug 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 82 Views 149 Comments

Those of us who work with asylum seekers can speak to the dehumanising and demoralising effect that life in the direct provision system has on its inhabitants.

# asylum - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Direct Provision: 'None of us can stand over it, it's just not acceptable'
# Reform
# Reform

Direct Provision: 'None of us can stand over it, it's just not acceptable'

Jul 23rd 2014, 10:55 PM 7,646 Views 63 Comments

Junior Minister Aodhan O’Riordain said he is responsible now and he wants to change the system.

# asylum - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 9th 2014, 9:22 PM 6,147 Views 89 Comments

Applications to Ireland were up 60 to 290.

# asylum - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Opinion: Ireland warehouses asylum-seekers, institutionalises them and leaves them in limbo
# Institutional Accommodation
# Institutional Accommodation

Opinion: Ireland warehouses asylum-seekers, institutionalises them and leaves them in limbo

Jun 22nd 2014, 8:30 AM 154 Views 117 Comments

Haven’t we learned that cramming ‘inconvenient’ people into institutions has serious consequences?

# asylum - Friday 20 June, 2014

For the first time since WWII, more than 50 million people have been forced to leave their homes
# World Refugee Day
# World Refugee Day

For the first time since WWII, more than 50 million people have been forced to leave their homes

Jun 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,295 Views 30 Comments

See the life of two 12-year-old children in a refugee camp in Ethiopia.

# asylum - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Minister: No, we don't throw people out of asylum centres with just a sleeping bag
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Minister: No, we don't throw people out of asylum centres with just a sleeping bag

Jun 19th 2014, 6:24 PM 9,735 Views 39 Comments

Campaigner Sister Stan said yesterday that children were in danger as a result of lack of oversight in direct provision centres.

# asylum - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Syrians in Ireland ask for 94 family members to be rescued from conflict
# Conflict
# Conflict

Syrians in Ireland ask for 94 family members to be rescued from conflict

Jun 1st 2014, 8:15 AM 6,222 Views 67 Comments

The Department of Justice is currently deciding whether to grant temporary residence to the relatives of Irish Syrians still caught up in the conflict.

# asylum - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets

May 15th 2014, 11:16 AM 4,227 Views 35 Comments

However, Human Rights Ireland said that “issues still remain” with the system.

# asylum - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Politicians are not allowed to talk to people seeking asylum in Ireland
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

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

May 13th 2014, 10:45 PM 18,618 Views 91 Comments

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.

# asylum - Monday 24 March, 2014

Asylum applications in the EU surged to 435k last year
# Refugees
# Refugees

Asylum applications in the EU surged to 435k last year

Mar 24th 2014, 12:14 PM 4,603 Views 75 Comments

Ireland received just 0.2 per cent of these.

# asylum - 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 7,169 Views 148 Comments

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

# asylum - 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 20,981 Views 129 Comments

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

# asylum - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Snowden offers Brazil help in investigating spying in exchange for asylum
# Spying
# Spying

Snowden offers Brazil help in investigating spying in exchange for asylum

Dec 17th 2013, 9:39 AM 6,942 Views 36 Comments

The NSA whistleblower says that until he is granted political asylum, he cannot speak out.

# asylum - 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 - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

"It is misleading to call Direct Provision inadequate" - Shatter
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

"It is misleading to call Direct Provision inadequate" - Shatter

Oct 9th 2013, 5:42 PM 5,350 Views 43 Comments

The Justice Minister said that numbers in centres was dropping, but the system had never seen a refugee made homeless.

# asylum - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

High Court case on whether direct provision is unconstitutional may take 2 weeks
# Courts
# Courts

High Court case on whether direct provision is unconstitutional may take 2 weeks

Sep 17th 2013, 7:00 PM 6,388 Views 89 Comments

At a brief hearing today, Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh said that the case should be heard as a priority.

# asylum - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

140 former asylum seekers became Irish citizens today
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

140 former asylum seekers became Irish citizens today

Aug 27th 2013, 12:38 PM 10,041 Views 304 Comments

Speaking at a ceremony in Dublin, Minister Alan Shatter welcomed 1,000 new citizens “from states whose names commence with almost every letter of the alphabet”.

# asylum - Monday 29 July, 2013

Asylum seekers go to High Court over 'unconstitutional' direct provision
# Courts
# Courts

Asylum seekers go to High Court over 'unconstitutional' direct provision

Jul 29th 2013, 1:28 PM 8,450 Views 118 Comments

Judge Colm Mac Eochaidgh said there was a “need for urgency” for the case given the circumstances of the direct provision system.

# asylum - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Snowden set to leave Moscow airport
# SNOWDEN
# SNOWDEN

Snowden set to leave Moscow airport

Jul 24th 2013, 2:19 PM 7,130 Views 51 Comments

News reports in Russia claim he has been provided with a document allowing him to cross the Russian border.

# asylum - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Column: As an American, I’m still not entirely sure about Edward Snowden
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: As an American, I’m still not entirely sure about Edward Snowden

Jul 14th 2013, 1:30 PM 24 Views 66 Comments

Is Edward Snowden a heroic whistleblower or a far less noble character? I think we’re still waiting for that question to be answered, writes Larry Donnelly.

# asylum - 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 24,136 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 - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Edward Snowden 'has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela', or has he?
# Edward Snowden
# Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden 'has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela', or has he?

Jul 9th 2013, 4:10 PM 7,930 Views 45 Comments

The 30-year-old, who leaked details of the US’ vast surveillance operation, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said in a tweet that was later deleted.

# asylum - Friday 5 July, 2013

WikiLeaks: Snowden makes 6 new asylum applications
# SNOWDEN
# SNOWDEN

WikiLeaks: Snowden makes 6 new asylum applications

Jul 5th 2013, 6:40 PM 7,675 Views 25 Comments

WikiLeaks it would not be identifying the countries involved “due to attempted US interference” in the Edward Snowden’s asylum applications.