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# 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.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Direct Provision: Nearly 100 people relocated from Monaghan hotel

There are concerns about the level of service provision for those living in RIA-sourced emergency accommodation.

# direct-provision - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision

“One of the guys was very annoying and used to harass me, he always tried to touch me.”

'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre

Nineteen refugees are among dozens of people searching for a new place to live.

# direct-provision - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Asylum seeker band praises 'amazing' support from Cork after securing €5,000 grant

The group is made up of nine musicians from nine different countries.

# direct-provision - Monday 25 February, 2019

Explainer: What has led to resignations in the Social Democrats?

The Social Democrats are reviewing Dublin candidate Ellie Kisyombe’s background in response to a Sunday Times story.

# direct-provision - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness

Clondalkin Towers is set to close in June and many residents are struggling to secure new accommodation.

# direct-provision - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Confrontation at 'No To Racism' rally in Rooskey

The rally follows Monday night’s fire at the Shannon Key West Hotel, earmarked for asylum seekers.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Private company paid €1.6 million in 4 months to find emergency accommodation for asylum seekers

195 people are currently living in hotels and B&Bs in the Cavan-Monaghan area.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Roosky hotel fire may have been premeditated and prepared for days beforehand gardaí believe

This is the second fire in five weeks at the Co Leitrim premises.

'They were not deterred': Three people were in building when fires started at Roosky hotel

The Shannon Key West hotel has been earmarked as a premises for asylum seekers to reside in.

# direct-provision - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Anti-racism rally held outside fire-damaged Leitrim hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre

The hotel was damaged in a suspected arson attack earlier this week.

# direct-provision - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'Fires at Direct Provision hotels should prompt discussion about far-right minority, otherwise the racists win'

There are clear victims here – the men, women and children who were forced to flee their homes, Dr Fiona O’Reilly writes.

# direct-provision - Friday 11 January, 2019

'This should be treated as a hate crime': Concern expressed after fire at hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre Rooskey This post contains videos

'This should be treated as a hate crime': Concern expressed after fire at hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre

The cause of the fire is not yet known, and an investigation has been launched by gardaí.

# direct-provision - Thursday 10 January, 2019

# direct-provision - Thursday 6 December, 2018

This Luas is being filled with essential gifts for people in emergency accommodation

A Dublin homeless charity has joined forces with Luas again to help people in need this Christmas.

# direct-provision - Thursday 29 November, 2018

A hotel to be used for Direct Provision is still in the middle of a sale dispute

The 39-room Shannon Key West Hotel is located in Rooskey on the Co Leitrim/Roscommon.