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# department-of-justice - Friday 30 April, 2021

Criticism as international students told to enroll in a course to extend their visas
# Student Visas
# Student Visas

Criticism as international students told to enroll in a course to extend their visas

Apr 30th 2021, 7:07 PM 18,584 Views 34 Comments

The Department of Justice has said that they will take a pragmatic approach to the situation.

# department-of-justice - Friday 9 April, 2021

Frontline workers among 1,200 people granted Irish citizenship since January
# Fáilte
# Fáilte

Frontline workers among 1,200 people granted Irish citizenship since January

Apr 9th 2021, 3:32 PM 28,954 Views 28 Comments

Citizenship ceremonies have been temporarily replaced by signing a declaration of loyalty.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 3 April, 2021

Non-EU doctors call for all frontline workers' citizenship applications to be fasttracked
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

Non-EU doctors call for all frontline workers' citizenship applications to be fasttracked

Apr 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 22,761 Views 40 Comments

Doctors have written to all TDs and senators asking for their citizenship to be fasttracked as a gesture for their work during the pandemic.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Justice Minister aims to reduce waiting time for children born in Ireland to gain citizenship
# Naturalisation
# Naturalisation

Justice Minister aims to reduce waiting time for children born in Ireland to gain citizenship

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 7:02 PM 41,040 Views 28 Comments

Currently, children born in Ireland whose parents are not Irish citizens – and haven’t met residency requirements – must live here for at least five years before they can gain citizenship.

# department-of-justice - Monday 15 March, 2021

€2.2 million spent on deporting people from Ireland in last three years
# Asylum
# Asylum

€2.2 million spent on deporting people from Ireland in last three years

Mar 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 21,758 Views 32 Comments

Figures from the Department of Justice show 601 people were deported between 2018 and 2020.

# department-of-justice - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Justice Department says it can't fast-track healthcare workers' citizenship applications
# Application Backlog
# Application Backlog

Justice Department says it can't fast-track healthcare workers' citizenship applications

Mar 13th 2021, 10:30 AM 22,551 Views 38 Comments

The Department said it can’t fast-track the healthcare workers’ applications specifically, as it doesn’t segregate applicants by their work.

# department-of-justice - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests

Feb 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,192 Views 14 Comments

Opposition parties have urged the Taoiseach and the government to prevent any further delay right after the 40th anniversary of the disaster.

# department-of-justice - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Waiting time for asylum seekers to seek permission to work reduced by three months
# Protection
# Protection

Waiting time for asylum seekers to seek permission to work reduced by three months

Jan 28th 2021, 2:16 PM 10,946 Views 20 Comments

Asylum seekers will need to wait six months instead of nine before they can apply for permission to work in Ireland.

Over 100 breaches of PCR test rule at Dublin Airport recorded under new rules
# Travel
# Travel

Over 100 breaches of PCR test rule at Dublin Airport recorded under new rules

Jan 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 66,396 Views 89 Comments

The Department of Justice said the breaches were a mixture of people failing to provide a test result and others providing a test result from beyond the 72-hour limit.

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

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

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

Oct 10th 2020, 12:10 AM 25,285 Views 12 Comments

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
# Frozen Assets
# Frozen Assets

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

Aug 13th 2020, 8:22 PM 36,963 Views 40 Comments

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
# Deportation
# Deportation

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

Aug 11th 2020, 4:36 PM 36,496 Views 41 Comments

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
# INspections
# INspections

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

Jul 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,557 Views 54 Comments

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
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

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

Jul 3rd 2020, 6:05 AM 13,911 Views 25 Comments

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'
# Department Of Justice
# Department Of Justice

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

Jun 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 38,532 Views 85 Comments

“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
# Covid-19

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

Apr 15th 2020, 7:33 AM 16,492 Views 6 Comments

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
# Deportation
# Deportation

Major jump in number of people deported from Ireland in 2019

Mar 9th 2020, 6:00 AM 43,396 Views 22 Comments

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
# Retention Crisis
# Retention Crisis

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

Mar 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 63,345 Views 30 Comments

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
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

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

Feb 19th 2020, 3:01 PM 14,001 Views 37 Comments

“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
# Tullamore
# Tullamore

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

Feb 18th 2020, 10:19 PM 29,087 Views 60 Comments

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
# Department Of Justice
# Department Of Justice

Justice Department tried to soothe 'nonsense' RIC commemoration concerns

Feb 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 19,534 Views 10 Comments

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
# Visa
# Visa

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

Jan 31st 2020, 2:52 PM 26,896 Views 31 Comments

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
# Staffing Levels
# Staffing Levels

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

Jan 24th 2020, 6:05 AM 10,724 Views 15 Comments

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
# Civil Partnership Bells
# Civil Partnership Bells

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

Jan 13th 2020, 6:30 AM 29,319 Views 38 Comments

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?
# Garda Questioning
# Garda Questioning

Explainer: What happens next in the Lisa Smith case?

Dec 2nd 2019, 2:35 PM 33,462 Views 80 Comments

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
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

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

Dec 2nd 2019, 2:03 PM 8,168 Views 30 Comments

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
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

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

Nov 22nd 2019, 11:23 AM 12,660 Views 47 Comments

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
# Irish Nightlife
# Irish Nightlife

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

Nov 13th 2019, 6:23 PM 24,982 Views 35 Comments

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
# Steven Anderson

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

Nov 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 53,066 Views 144 Comments

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
# Racism
# Racism

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

Updated Oct 24th 2019, 1:12 PM 17,134 Views 64 Comments

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
# Porn Block
# Porn Block

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

Oct 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 25,290 Views 0 Comments

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
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

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

Aug 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 36,193 Views 117 Comments

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
# Free Legal Aid
# Free Legal Aid

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

Aug 9th 2019, 6:15 AM 22,343 Views 55 Comments

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
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

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

Aug 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 39,073 Views 5 Comments

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
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Ireland trying to make arrangements to bring Lisa Smith home

Jul 19th 2019, 5:07 PM 30,591 Views 48 Comments

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
# Kilmainham Road
# Kilmainham Road

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

Jun 18th 2019, 6:05 AM 18,987 Views 13 Comments

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
# SYLVA TUKULA

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

Jun 13th 2019, 7:53 AM 18,515 Views 27 Comments

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

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

'An insensitivity at the heart of the State': Decision to bury woman who died in Direct Provision without telling friends criticised
# SYLVA TUKULA
# SYLVA TUKULA

'An insensitivity at the heart of the State': Decision to bury woman who died in Direct Provision without telling friends criticised

Jun 6th 2019, 3:04 PM 17,689 Views 42 Comments

Sylva Tukula died in Galway in August 2018.

# 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
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

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

May 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 24,603 Views 25 Comments

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
# Rooskey
# Rooskey

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

May 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 17,187 Views 0 Comments

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

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