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# department-of-justice - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'I'm not sure my friends can afford it': International students face hike in health insurance costs

There has been no clarity from immigration authorities about when rules will be enforced.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Irish government to return €5.5m in funds misappropriated by former Nigerian leader

The government said the funds were frozen in a Dublin-based bank account.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

'These orders have us heartbroken': Protest planned against deportation of Athlone students

The couple live in a direct provision centre in Athlone.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 25 July, 2020

'Mould, fire hazards and damp' identified at Direct Provision centres as new Minister aims for independent inspections

No inspections of centres have taken place since late March due to Covid-19.

# department-of-justice - Friday 3 July, 2020

'Our friend was badly let down by the State': Calls for transparency around deaths in Direct Provision one year after Sylva Tukula's burial

The CSO is aiming to collect data on Direct Provision deaths but the Justice Department says it has no role in collecting this.

# department-of-justice - Friday 19 June, 2020

Department asks Direct Provision centre owners to prove living conditions allegations are 'clearly false'

“IPAS is more concerned about protecting their reputation and the reputations of private contractors,” said Nasc CEO Fiona Finn.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic Covid-19 This post contains videos

New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic

The adverts depict the reality for victims of domestic abuse when their home is no longer a safe place.

# department-of-justice - Monday 9 March, 2020

Major jump in number of people deported from Ireland in 2019

In 2019, 293 people were deported from Ireland.

'Since I got the letter, it's just silence': Citizenship delays now a 'disincentive' for doctors to stay in Ireland

One doctor described the stress of applying for citizenship and work permits, and the toll it has taken on his personal life.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'We don't want to create an 'us and them' scenario': Tullamore councillors to discuss planned Direct Provision centre

“It’s a fait accompli, I would prefer if there had been more consultation,” one councillor said.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Direct provision centre to accommodate up to 168 asylum seekers in Offaly from early March

The premises was offered to the Department via the recent public procurement competition for the Midlands region.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Justice Department tried to soothe 'nonsense' RIC commemoration concerns

Internal records show how controversy started to build from 2 January – three days before the Clare mayor announced his boycott.

# department-of-justice - Friday 31 January, 2020

Department of Justice considering extending visa status of Chinese people in Ireland over coronavirus

There has been two confirmed cases of the novel virus in the UK.

# department-of-justice - Friday 24 January, 2020

Only 192 garda stations have received an increase in staffing levels since 2015

The number of gardaí in two-thirds of stations has remained static or fallen since the lifting of the recruitment embargo in 2014.

# department-of-justice - Monday 13 January, 2020

Ireland has no plans to follow the UK and introduce civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples

The government said that there are no plans to change the law in Ireland.

# department-of-justice - Monday 2 December, 2019

Explainer: What happens next in the Lisa Smith case?

How long can she be questioned by gardaí, and is she likely to face charges?

Ireland is failing to meet its obligations regarding hate crime, report says

The report was written as an alternative to previous hate crime reports submitted to the United Nations.

# department-of-justice - Friday 22 November, 2019

Department planning new Direct Provision centres to cut down on 'highly unsatisfactory' shortages

50% more people have applied this year and many end up in emergency accommodation according to the Department of Justice.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Consultation to take place on whether Ireland's nightclub opening hours should be updated

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is “very keen” to open up a consultation with stakeholders.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Anti-LGBT preacher banned from Ireland over 'abusive' views which were 'likely to stir up hatred'

Steven Anderson was the first person to be issued with an exclusion order preventing him from entering Ireland.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 24 October, 2019

'The law is weak': Government launches public consultation on hate speech

The Department of Justice is currently finalising research on legislative approaches to tackling hate crime in other countries.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Government officials clashed over roles on regulating children's access to porn after Ana Kriegel trial

Two departments claimed they weren’t responsible for monitoring the issue.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Government to spend €65 million on new Direct Provision centres in four counties

The Department of Justice & Equality has struggled to open new centres since 2018.

# department-of-justice - Friday 9 August, 2019

The Justice Minister was asked to limit free legal aid for repeat offenders. Here's why that won't happen

Tipperary County Council passed a motion in March requesting that the Minister for Justice consider it.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 4 August, 2019

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent

Residents in Direct Provision centres have claimed the practice is commonplace.

# department-of-justice - Friday 19 July, 2019

Ireland trying to make arrangements to bring Lisa Smith home

The Dundalk woman and her young daughter are currently in Syria.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Justice Department hit with €27,000 levy by Dublin City Council for vacant site it is trying to transfer to the council

The site at 51A Old Kilmainham Road, Dublin 8, has been vacant for a number of years.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 13 June, 2019

State offers 'unreserved apology' for burying asylum seeker without telling friends

Sylva Tukula died at the Great Western House Direct Provision centre in Galway in August 2018.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 6 June, 2019

# department-of-justice - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Department of Justice sounded warning over plans to almost double allowance for asylum seekers living in direct provision

Officials said changes to allow residents of asylum centres to work had created “most generous” system in EU.

# department-of-justice - Monday 6 May, 2019

Fears over legal challenge 'disrupting' asylum seekers led to Direct Provision centre being scrapped

The proposal was affected by a number of legal and planning issues, as well as suspected arson attacks.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 5 May, 2019

'He has no one to talk to': Concerns raised around potential lack of schooling for 86 children of asylum seekers

There are currently over 500 people asylum seekers living in emergency accommodation.

# department-of-justice - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Emergency accommodation: Over 500 asylum seekers now living in hotels and B and Bs across Ireland

“The current reliance on private contractors is clearly not working,” migrant rights centre Nasc has said.

# department-of-justice - Monday 25 March, 2019

'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre

The centre accommodated around 50 asylum seekers before it closed last June.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Waterford locals defy anti-immigrant protesters by applauding meeting to welcome Syrian refugees

A meeting of the Lismore Welcome Project was interrupted last night.

# department-of-justice - Friday 15 February, 2019

'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff

The prison service paid two private security companies over a two-year period.

# department-of-justice - Monday 11 February, 2019

Just one maximum compensation payout in Magdalene scheme since expansion Exclusive

The government has compensated nine Magdalene women out of 87 who have applied since the scheme was widened last year.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Commissioner says there's no plan to move 600 gardaí to border - but what WILL happen?

There is concern as the March deadline approaches that hundreds of gardaí will be transferred last-minute in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Ireland to accept migrants from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people

49 migrants stranded at sea for weeks arrived in Malta today following the deal.

# department-of-justice - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Groups who support victims of crime have been given €1.7m by the Government for 2019

The funding will be given to dozens of non-governmental organisations.

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