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#direct provision

# direct-provision - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Protest in Oughterard over Direct Provision centre concerns

Hundreds of people took part in the protest in the Galway town.

# direct-provision - Friday 13 September, 2019

Taoiseach calls on Galway TD to withdraw remarks made at direct provision centre public meeting

Footage shared on social media shows Noel Grealish referencing “economic migrants” from Africa coming to “sponge off us”.

# direct-provision - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Justice Minister Flanagan 'very disappointed' over comments made at Galway direct provision centre meeting

Locals expressed their frustration at a meeting in Oughterard yesterday evening.

'There's an absence of information': Calls for clarity after 700 people attend meeting about Galway direct provision centre

Locals are concerned about what it would mean for the town if the building accommodates asylum seekers.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - Monday 19 August, 2019

Asylum seekers forced to wash clothes in sinks at Dublin hotel

Over 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland.

# direct-provision - Monday 12 August, 2019

Asylum seekers told not to bring food to rooms 'under any circumstance' by Dublin hotel

Over 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - Thursday 1 August, 2019

'They are really inspiring - they don't let the fact they are living in that situation hold them back'

We spoke to volunteers who run dance classes for teens in Direct Provision, DJ Stevie Grainger and dancer Andrea Williams.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Fresh concerns over Direct Provision after incident involving children at Cork centre Exclusive

The Department of Justice says it is aware of an incident in the centre.

# direct-provision - Friday 12 July, 2019

Call for Ireland to accept Brexit-delayed asylum applications that would otherwise be transferred to UK

A report by the Irish Refugee Council says Ireland has “typically chosen to follow the UK’s lead” on asylum issues.

# direct-provision - Thursday 11 July, 2019

The UN's refugee chief is in Ireland and says wait times in Direct Provision must improve

Filippo Grandi complimented Ireland on its resettlement efforts.

# direct-provision - Saturday 6 July, 2019

NGOs asked by justice department to help asylum seekers in emergency accommodation 'as soon as possible'

There are now 777 people living in emergency set-ups in 25 counties around Ireland.

# direct-provision - Thursday 4 July, 2019

'Difficulty accessing services': Complaints from asylum seekers living in hotels raised with Ombudsman

There are now 777 people living in emergency set-ups in 25 counties around Ireland.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

200 people to be moved as Dublin city Direct Provision centre closes down

It was reported in March that Hatch Hall will be turned into a 5-star hotel.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

President to host Áras garden party highlighting issues around Direct Provision

Irish organisations that support refugees have been invited to a garden party tomorrow.

# direct-provision - Sunday 16 June, 2019

The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony?

Who was Sylva Tukula and what does her death mean for Ireland?

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - Thursday 6 June, 2019

# direct-provision - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Woman who died in Direct Provision buried without ceremony before friends were told

Sylva Tukula passed away last August.

# direct-provision - Sunday 26 May, 2019

'Deeply concerned': Calls for vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers

These assessments are legally required.

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.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Courtown community 'not consulted' over decision to move Direct Provision residents to local hotel

Locals have claimed a hotel in the town will be used as a permanent centre for four years.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Concerns raised about fire safety issues at hotel earmarked to house asylum seekers before arson attacks

Plans to open a Direct Provision centre in Rooskey were scrapped based on legal advice.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - Saturday 4 May, 2019

SocDems say Ellie Kisyombe will run in election after 'correcting the chronology of her backstory'

A independent review for the party has given the green light for the local election candidate.

# direct-provision - Friday 3 May, 2019

Calls for submissions on Direct Provision and asylum application improvements

The current system was established in 1999 in response to a sharp increase in people seeking asylum in Ireland.

# direct-provision - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'A tense situation': Mosney Direct Provision residents stage protest over issues at centre

Residents started protesting at 7am this morning.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Cork launches plan to better integrate refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

Cork will be the latest area to become a so-called place of sanctuary – making it part of a wider national, and indeed international, movement.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Residents stage protest at Direct Provision centre in Cork Clonakilty Lodge This post contains videos

Residents stage protest at Direct Provision centre in Cork

They are unhappy they did not get to meet Minister David Stanton when he visited the centre yesterday.

# direct-provision - 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.

# direct-provision - Friday 22 March, 2019

Payments to private Direct Provision firms rise to €72m after 18% increase in asylum seekers

The firm that operates the Direct Provision centre in Mosney, Co Meath received the highest payment of €8.69 million.

# direct-provision - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Plan to open Direct Provision centre in Leitrim scrapped

The Department of Justice said the decision is not related to suspected arson attacks at the former hotel.

# direct-provision - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'

Parents talk to us about why they are seeking asylum in Ireland and the impact of raising a family in an institutionalised setting.

Having to cross the border or stay overnight: Concerns raised about location of rural Direct Provision centres

It’s a criminal offence for asylum seekers to cross the border into Northern Ireland.

# direct-provision - Thursday 14 March, 2019

'Considerable challenges': Direct Provision residents facing employment barriers despite right-to-work

Only 15% of the adult population of Direct Provision have taken up work since the right to work was granted last year.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

'There had been enormous worry': Direct Provision centre to remain open - and three others get the green light

About 70 residents at the Clondalkin centre have protected status and faced the risk of becoming homeless.

Direct provision: Complaints about lack of cooking facilities, accommodation and refusals of transfer requests

Complaints from residents were about food, lack of cooking facilities and the availability of transport.

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