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# direct-provision - Thursday 4 March, 2021

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?

Thu 6:00 PM 10,890 Views 20 Comments

Activist Ola Mustapha, Nick Henderson of the Irish Refugee Council and reporter Cónal Thomas talk us through it.

# direct-provision - Friday 26 February, 2021

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'

Feb 26th 2021, 11:35 AM 10,873 Views 5 Comments

Plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 were unveiled today.

State plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 and replace system with not-for-profit accommodation
# Asylum
# Asylum

State plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 and replace system with not-for-profit accommodation

Updated Feb 26th 2021, 7:50 AM 50,801 Views 118 Comments

The Government’s White Paper published today will lay out measures to overhaul the controversial privatised system.

# direct-provision - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Deaths in Direct Provision to be recorded and released by Department for first time
# INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION
# INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION

Deaths in Direct Provision to be recorded and released by Department for first time

Feb 21st 2021, 6:30 AM 19,520 Views 26 Comments

It comes after a number of TDs and Senators called for greater transparency.

# direct-provision - 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 10,808 Views 20 Comments

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

# direct-provision - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Contracts with private firms running Direct Provision should not be renewed - Refugee Council
# Irish Refugee Council
# Irish Refugee Council

Contracts with private firms running Direct Provision should not be renewed - Refugee Council

Jan 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 24,664 Views 29 Comments

There are currently more than 7,000 people living in Direct Provision.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Government's plan for ending Direct Provision delayed until February 2021
# White Paper
# White Paper

Government's plan for ending Direct Provision delayed until February 2021

Dec 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,079 Views 17 Comments

A White Paper on replacing the controversial system was due to be completed and submitted to Cabinet by late December.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Catherine Day: 'Continued political oversight' needed to end Direct Provision
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Catherine Day: 'Continued political oversight' needed to end Direct Provision

Oct 21st 2020, 4:23 PM 13,440 Views 24 Comments

Dr Day said today the current Direct Provision system is “reactive” and said that people living in the system “bear the consequences” of its failures.

Direct Provision should end by 2023 with amnesty offered in 2021 for some - Day report
# DAY REPORT
# DAY REPORT

Direct Provision should end by 2023 with amnesty offered in 2021 for some - Day report

Oct 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 26,096 Views 30 Comments

A report drawn up by former Secretary General of the European Commission Dr Catherine Day has made a number of sweeping recommendations.

# direct-provision - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Expert group report on ending Direct Provision to go to Cabinet next week
# DAY REPORT
# DAY REPORT

Expert group report on ending Direct Provision to go to Cabinet next week

Oct 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 21,976 Views 28 Comments

An expert group, led by former Secretary General of the European Commission Dr Catherine Day, has sent a list of recommendations to Government.

# direct-provision - Friday 18 September, 2020

Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic

Sep 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,160 Views 0 Comments

Homeless charity Depaul has helped 256 people move out of DP centres in recent months.

# direct-provision - Friday 11 September, 2020

Widespread Covid-19 testing to begin tomorrow in all direct provision centres
# Testing
# Testing

Widespread Covid-19 testing to begin tomorrow in all direct provision centres

Sep 11th 2020, 6:06 PM 16,831 Views 12 Comments

The testing rollout follows a recommendation from NPHET.

Documents show changes made to letter defending decision to open Kerry Direct Provision centre
# Skellig Star
# Skellig Star

Documents show changes made to letter defending decision to open Kerry Direct Provision centre

Sep 11th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,526 Views 7 Comments

The Skellig Star Hotel was at the centre of a media storm earlier this year after an outbreak of Covid-19 among residents.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Union says 20 Direct Provision residents working at meat plant told contracts won't be renewed due to high risk
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Union says 20 Direct Provision residents working at meat plant told contracts won't be renewed due to high risk

Sep 9th 2020, 6:05 AM 42,354 Views 31 Comments

Mass testing at meat plants has indicated levels of infection among workers is now very low.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Estimated 400 out of 1,250 Covid-19 cases in past 14 days connected to meat factories or direct provision
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Estimated 400 out of 1,250 Covid-19 cases in past 14 days connected to meat factories or direct provision

Aug 18th 2020, 9:13 PM 36,837 Views 45 Comments

Earlier today, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed a further 120 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

# direct-provision - Friday 14 August, 2020

Asylum seeker says Direct Provision workers' hours were reduced at meat plant
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Asylum seeker says Direct Provision workers' hours were reduced at meat plant

Aug 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 40,730 Views 90 Comments

This comes after clusters at four meat plants led to a localised lockdown in Kildare, Offaly and Laois.

# direct-provision - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm'
# Open Letter
# Open Letter

Open Letter from Ireland's psychologists: 'Direct Provision is causing untold psychological harm'

Aug 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 40,759 Views 118 Comments

“As a country we must do better,” according to about 150 signatories.

# direct-provision - 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 36,449 Views 41 Comments

The couple live in a direct provision centre in Athlone.

'I don't want to go back': Asylum seeker fearful of returning to Direct Provision centre after Covid-19 outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'I don't want to go back': Asylum seeker fearful of returning to Direct Provision centre after Covid-19 outbreak

Aug 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 28,331 Views 18 Comments

Mndala Limote said he is fearful of returning to his Direct Provision centre when his isolation at CityWest ends.

# direct-provision - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Direct Provision residents will now be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Payment
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Direct Provision residents will now be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Aug 6th 2020, 12:27 PM 38,766 Views 87 Comments

Direct Provision residents were previously excluded from applying for the payment.

# direct-provision - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Residents in Caherciveen Direct Provision centre to be moved as hunger strike ends
# Skellig Star
# Skellig Star

Residents in Caherciveen Direct Provision centre to be moved as hunger strike ends

Jul 30th 2020, 9:50 PM 29,659 Views 14 Comments

The Justice Minister says she ‘deeply regrets’ the hunger strike by asylum seekers in Co Kerry.

Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules

Jul 30th 2020, 6:12 PM 31,779 Views 49 Comments

The ruling overturns a previous finding in favour of people living in direct

# direct-provision - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

'We need treatment': McEntee commits to vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers amid fresh calls to close Caherciveen
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

'We need treatment': McEntee commits to vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers amid fresh calls to close Caherciveen

Jul 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 14,255 Views 39 Comments

Ireland is legally required to conduct these assessments, which aim to identify special reception needs for asylum seekers and refugees.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Direct Provision residents in Kerry go on hunger strike over demands to be moved to new accommodation
# Caherciveen
# Caherciveen

Direct Provision residents in Kerry go on hunger strike over demands to be moved to new accommodation

Jul 28th 2020, 10:18 AM 32,742 Views 0 Comments

Residents at the former Skellig Star Hotel began the protest today.

# direct-provision - 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 17,544 Views 54 Comments

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

# direct-provision - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

'We'll have to deal with what the far-right say': Minister Roderic O'Gorman on childcare, social media and ending Direct Provision
# Interview
# Interview

'We'll have to deal with what the far-right say': Minister Roderic O'Gorman on childcare, social media and ending Direct Provision

Jul 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 46,514 Views 0 Comments

O’Gorman sat down with TheJournal.ie as he take the reins of the children’s ministry.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

'It's like someone is watching my every move': Children in Direct Provision face lack of privacy, discrimination
# Children's Ombudsman
# Children's Ombudsman

'It's like someone is watching my every move': Children in Direct Provision face lack of privacy, discrimination

Updated Jul 7th 2020, 11:55 AM 18,853 Views 65 Comments

A 100-page report by The Ombudsman For Children’s Office contains interviews with children living in Direct Provision.

# direct-provision - 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 13,879 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.

# direct-provision - 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 38,500 Views 85 Comments

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

# direct-provision - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

'I live in Direct Provision and our kids are not immune to racial discrimination'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I live in Direct Provision and our kids are not immune to racial discrimination'

Jun 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,516 Views 47 Comments

Owodunni Ola Mustapha tells her own story and that of the children in DP who have suffered racist abuse.

# direct-provision - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Justice Minister: 'Root-and-branch' change to Direct Provision will 'ultimately lead to its abolition'
# Charlie Flanagan
# Charlie Flanagan

Justice Minister: 'Root-and-branch' change to Direct Provision will 'ultimately lead to its abolition'

Jun 7th 2020, 1:48 PM 18,634 Views 66 Comments

The Justice Minister made the comments on RTÉ Radio Ones’s This Week programme.

# direct-provision - Friday 5 June, 2020

Overhaul of Direct Provision system recommended by expert group tasked with improving residents' welfare
# Changes
# Changes

Overhaul of Direct Provision system recommended by expert group tasked with improving residents' welfare

Jun 5th 2020, 8:49 PM 13,800 Views 67 Comments

Direct Provision was set up as a temporary measure in 1999.

Over 32,000 people sign petition calling for government to end Direct Provision
# Petition
# Petition

Over 32,000 people sign petition calling for government to end Direct Provision

Jun 5th 2020, 12:31 PM 30,653 Views 97 Comments

The system was set up as a temporary measure in 1999.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Covid-19 transported to Direct Provision centre in Caherciveen from Dublin, Dáil committee told
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Covid-19 transported to Direct Provision centre in Caherciveen from Dublin, Dáil committee told

May 26th 2020, 8:15 PM 20,095 Views 22 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Norma Foley made the claims at a sitting of the Dáil Covid-19 committee today.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Cahersiveen locals and residents in Direct Provision centre
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Cahersiveen locals and residents in Direct Provision centre

Updated May 20th 2020, 10:33 AM 29,600 Views 79 Comments

There have been a number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the centre since April.

HSE letter outlines Direct Provision strategy but warns accommodation may be 'insufficient or unsuitable' for self-isolation
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE letter outlines Direct Provision strategy but warns accommodation may be 'insufficient or unsuitable' for self-isolation

May 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 13,284 Views 26 Comments

There have been 171 cases of Covid-19 among people living in Direct Provision including 13 clusters.

# direct-provision - Sunday 10 May, 2020

PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak

May 10th 2020, 2:22 PM 22,961 Views 54 Comments

Some 120 million masks will arrive in Ireland from South Korea in the coming weeks.

'We've been firefighting': Inside the State's response to Covid-19 in Direct Provision
# Justice Department
# Justice Department

'We've been firefighting': Inside the State's response to Covid-19 in Direct Provision

May 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,902 Views 50 Comments

There are now 149 cases of Covid-19 in Direct Provision.

# direct-provision - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Simon Harris thanks 160 healthcare workers who live in Direct Provision
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Simon Harris thanks 160 healthcare workers who live in Direct Provision

May 7th 2020, 6:56 PM 23,063 Views 62 Comments

There have been 164 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among residents in Direct Provision centres to date.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Asylum seekers continue calls to be moved out of Covid-struck former hotel in Kerry
# Caherciveen
# Caherciveen

Asylum seekers continue calls to be moved out of Covid-struck former hotel in Kerry

May 6th 2020, 4:45 PM 16,480 Views 20 Comments

The have been 22 confirmed Covid-19 cases at the former Skellig Star Hotel.

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