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#direct provision

# direct-provision - Sunday 11 November, 2018

84 complaints from Direct Provision residents so far this year

Direct Provision centres are temporary accommodation facilities for people who come to Ireland and present as asylum seekers.

# direct-provision - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Asylum seeker settles High Court action to get father's name on son's birth cert

The woman became pregnant following a relationship with a security guard at a Direct Provision centre.

# direct-provision - Monday 5 November, 2018

'Gripping and gritty': Praise for new RTÉ crime drama set around direct provision centre

The Irish Refugee Council said it hopes this show will contribute to the conversation taking place around the direct provision system.

# direct-provision - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Staff at Direct Provision centre to be retrained after a mother was refused food for her sick child

The contractor said it will also ensure that tea, coffee and snacks are available on a 24/7 basis.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'I just asked for two slices of bread': Investigation after Direct Provision resident claims centre refused food for sick child Exclusive

The Direct Provision resident said her sick son was denied food and milk overnight.

# direct-provision - Monday 22 October, 2018

Thousands sign petition asking Justice Minister to stop deportation of student facing threat of torture

Shepherd Machaya could be deported within days after his permission to remain in Ireland expired on 21 October.

# direct-provision - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'A stain on our society': What the presidential candidates think about Direct Provision

Some are in favour of a blanket amnesty for people living in the system for more than five years.

# direct-provision - Saturday 20 October, 2018

A Serbian photographer documents every Direct Provision centre in Ireland

Vukasin Nedeljovic has been compiling his Asylum Archive since 2006.

# direct-provision - Monday 15 October, 2018

€27.5 million paid to firm closing Dublin's largest direct provision centre

Fazyard Ltd is closing Clondalkin Towers Hotel which houses 248 people including 91 children.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Varadkar says immigrants more likely to be working and paying tax than average Irish person

The Taoiseach told the Dáil he was “pleased and proud” of Irish people and their response to immigration.

# direct-provision - Sunday 30 September, 2018

'When I come home I am not allowed to cook for my children' - the harsh realities of Direct Provision in Ireland

Donnah Vuma is one of the lucky few in Direct Provision who have managed to access university education here.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Nurse who returned to Pakistan under threat of deportation was told the next day that asylum status is under review

Vicky Khokhar spent three years in a direct provision centre and during that time volunteered five days a week at a local nursing home.

# direct-provision - Friday 17 August, 2018

Stars of new RTÉ drama hope it will open conversation on Ireland's treatment of immigrants Taken Down This post contains videos

Stars of new RTÉ drama hope it will open conversation on Ireland's treatment of immigrants

The show centres on the violent death of a young migrant woman whose body is found close to a direct provision centre.

# direct-provision - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Cooking facilities and separate family bedrooms among Direct Provision recommendations

The new guidelines are aimed at improving conditions for asylum seekers.

# direct-provision - Friday 3 August, 2018

Woman found dead at Galway direct provision centre

The circumstances of the death are unknown.

# direct-provision - Monday 16 July, 2018

People who have been granted asylum are staying in direct provision due to lack of housing

The number of people in direct provision has increased by 22% since March 2017.

# direct-provision - Monday 25 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge The makers of Love/Hate have started filming a new crime drama for RTÉ Taken Down

The makers of Love/Hate have started filming a new crime drama for RTÉ

Stuart Carolan is back with a new series called ‘Taken Down’ starring Lynn Rafferty and Brian Gleeson.

# direct-provision - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'Having been in direct provision for such a long time I had started to lose confidence'

I needed an outlet that brought positivity to myself and others around me, writes Ellie Kisyombe.

# direct-provision - Monday 18 June, 2018

Opinion: 'Direct provision has been a disaster'

Numerous reports and recommendations have cast a light on the failings, writes Ronan Herlihy.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times

Some people are waiting over two years for a decision on their asylum application.

# direct-provision - Monday 19 March, 2018

'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that'

A Sudanese journalist and painter talks about fleeing his home country after receiving death threats.

# direct-provision - Sunday 18 March, 2018

How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM

“People don’t speak about it unless a victim of this heinous crime speaks out.”

# direct-provision - Saturday 17 March, 2018

‘We're not talking about this enough': Ireland warned to take action against radicalisation

An expert has said better integration of asylum seekers and refugees must play a role in this process.

# direct-provision - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work

There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Lisdoonvarna locals say they'll welcome 30 asylum seekers next week ... but no more than that

The first of 115 asylum seekers are due to arrive in the town on Monday.

# direct-provision - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Eat at Our Table: Café run by Ireland's migrant community opens at Christ Church

“It gives out a strong message that you can create spaces for people in Direct Provision instead of waiting.”

# direct-provision - Friday 9 February, 2018

Supreme Court formally declares end to ban preventing asylum seekers from working

The court found the ban to be unconstitutional “in principle” last May and the cabinet agreed to lift the ban last November.

'Why not allow asylum seekers work where they want and pay taxes like everyone else?'

‘Why not allow asylum seekers work where they want and pay taxes like everyone else?’, writes Sorcha Grisewood.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Ombudsman receives 97 complaints from Direct Provision residents

The Ombudsman’s office began accepting complaints from people in Direct Provision last April.

# direct-provision - Friday 19 January, 2018

Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC

The college joins DCU and UL as a University of Sanctuary.

# direct-provision - Friday 5 January, 2018

Minister to take no further action after claims Direct Provision residents were 'denied Christmas celebrations'

A Justice Department spokesperson said that it had received the report from centre.

# direct-provision - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Minister asks for report from Direct Provision centre after asylum seekers 'denied Christmas celebrations'

The asylum seekers said they had organised celebrations but were not able to hold them in the planned space.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Asylum seekers may only be allowed to work in certain jobs

In May, the Supreme Court said the ban on asylum seekers working was unconstitutional.

# direct-provision - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Cold storage: This is what six years of a work ban under direct provision is like

Lassane Ouedraogo was declared a refugee by the Irish State but feels that the system stripped him of dignity and freedom.

# direct-provision - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Testimonies from trafficked victims in Ireland: 'I didn't feel safe, men were hitting on me'

The report noted issues around privacy, integration, nutrition and delays in processing applications.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Those in Direct Provision will be allowed to work, Minister confirms

Each person living in Direct Provision receives an allowance of €21 a week.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'An inhumane action': Eviction orders issued to asylum seekers in direct provision

Nasc says that those issued with eviction orders will become “homeless and destitute”.

# direct-provision - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'

The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.

# direct-provision - Friday 28 July, 2017

Government defends lack of information on people who died in direct provision

Over the past 10 years, 44 people have died in direct provision.

# direct-provision - Sunday 23 July, 2017

'Up Mayo': How this documentary about GAA in Ireland's most diverse town went viral Ballyhaunis This post contains videos

'Up Mayo': How this documentary about GAA in Ireland's most diverse town went viral

Maurice O’Brien has had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to his film about Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo.

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