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#direct provision

# direct-provision - Friday 17 June, 2016

Government criticised over failure to properly reform Direct Provision

173 recommendations for improving the Direct Provision system were put forward last year.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Asylum seekers living in Ireland more than five years should be given "special amnesty"

Former judge Bryan McMahon says such a move would be “in the spirit of the ideals of 1916″, but would require “political will”.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Ireland deported or removed 3,800 people last year

The approval rate for entry visa applications was 91%.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Could Ireland spend more on children in Direct Provision? Here's how the numbers crunch

Around 3,000 adults and 1,100 children are currently being paid direct provision allowance.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Government to increase allowance for child asylum-seekers

Paryments for children will be increased by €6 per week.

# direct-provision - Friday 25 September, 2015

Imagine living in a 20’ x 10’ room, your belongings are in one cupboard and you don't know if you'll be there a year or a decade

The sight of little Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body shamed us all into reluctant action by accepting 4,000 people into Ireland, but now we’re going to put traumatised people into a seriously flawed system, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# direct-provision - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Tánaiste says there shouldn't be "upper limit" on the refugees Ireland takes

Joan Burton says initial refugees would be followed later by their families.

# direct-provision - Sunday 16 August, 2015

It's like being slowly poisoned - I wouldn't wish the life of direct provision on my worst enemy...

Siphathisiwe Moyo has lived under direct provision in Ireland for the last seven years.

# direct-provision - Friday 14 August, 2015

Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer

The minister for education has intervened in the matter.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Teenager in direct provision gets 575 points, but can't afford college fees

Anna Kern and her mother moved to Ireland from Ukraine in 2013.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Some kids have lived their whole lives in Direct Provision. It's time to do the right thing.

Ireland has been warehousing asylum-seekers in Direct Provision since 2000. How can we stand by and allow children to live in these conditions?

# direct-provision - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Here's what needs to be done to help asylum seekers in Ireland

A new report has called for the Direct Provision system to be overhauled.

Poll: Should long-term asylum seekers be allowed to work? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should long-term asylum seekers be allowed to work?

A report recommends new asylum seekers should be able to work if they have been waiting more than nine months for a decision.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

UN asks Ireland why government has not organised a referendum on abortion

The UN committee grilled Ireland on women’s rights, direct provision and equality legislation.

# direct-provision - Monday 25 May, 2015

Children moved from asylum centres after claims of inappropriate contact

A report today said the children were moved before any assessment could take place and this hindered one of the investigations.

# direct-provision - Friday 22 May, 2015

Teenage girl who attempted suicide says chats with nurses saved her

A report by the Children’s Ombudsman is accusing the government of failing to protect children.

# direct-provision - Thursday 7 May, 2015

It's clear: The direct provision system is utterly unfit for purpose

A new report published today pulls no punches: the system is unnecessarily complicated and perpetrates ill-treatment.

One person has been in an asylum centre for 11 years - this is how they live

Serious concerns have been expressed about the quality of life children in direct provision have.

Public servants could be in for €800 windfall

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# direct-provision - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

I feed my children when they're hungry. Parents in direct provision don't have that choice.

Parents in direct provision have so few ways in which they can model healthy, productive adulthood for their children.

# direct-provision - Friday 27 March, 2015

Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign

Sue Conlan says the group has not been fully consulted on new legislation.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

"We have a love affair with incarcerating people in Ireland" Direct Provision This post contains videos

"We have a love affair with incarcerating people in Ireland"

Aodhan Ó Riordáin expects a report on reforming the Direct Provision on his desk by Easter.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

"If you manage to get here in strong mental health, this system will sap your soul and spirit"

A TD who is visiting direct provision centres said if Irish people were treated like this anywhere in the world – there would be delegations demanding change.

# direct-provision - Thursday 22 January, 2015

'Why have 16 children died in Direct Provision?'

A Sinn Féin Senator wants to know after new figures revealed 16 children died over 12 years.

# direct-provision - Saturday 10 January, 2015

"The kids began laughing when he told them that his family have to queue up for food"

Three people living in direct provision centres explain what people don’t realise about their lives.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Opinion: Workhouses and Direct Provision – the parallels can no longer be ignored

Direct Provision has revived the spectre of the workhouse in Ireland. It should be challenged by any Irish person that cares about equality and fairness.

# direct-provision - Friday 12 December, 2014

Irish bishops want "urgent action" on Direct Provision

They say people seeking asylum are left on the margins of our communities.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Businesses are making money from direct provision

An immigrant group said the quality of care is likely to suffer when profit is a priority.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18

The ESRI has published a report into the care given to unaccompanied minors.

# direct-provision - Monday 24 November, 2014

Priest told to stay away from direct provision centre says he will go anyway

Monsignor John Byrne called direct provision “an open prison”.

# direct-provision - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about the cost of water meters, a direct provision priest and unusual robbery in Dublin.

Parish priest banned from visiting direct provision centre - but he's going anyway

Equality Minister Aodháin Ó Ríordáin says only a “brave staff member” would stop him.

# direct-provision - Thursday 20 November, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Catch up as you wake up.

# direct-provision - Friday 14 November, 2014

High Court rules direct provision does not breach human rights

The €19.10 payment and the operation of direct provision were not deemed unlawful.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

In her own words: One woman's escape from ethnic cleansing

“I pray to God I don’t have to go back to Sudan. At the least, I will be arrested. The least, you understand? I could be killed.”

The scars that brought us to Ireland: Asylum seekers on the violence that made them flee

Three refugees who have fled their home countries due to political persecution share their stories.

'In 20 years time Direct Provision centres will be our Magdalene Laundries'

“There’s enough racism and enough anger out there, we don’t need to encourage it more.”

# direct-provision - Monday 3 November, 2014

'I don’t know how to be happy': Asylum seekers speak out about their experiences in Ireland

A new documentary marks the first time a camera crew has gained access to a Direct Provision Centre.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Direct Provision 'increases distress and vulnerability' of sexually-abused migrants

The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland has said that the DP system needs to be overhauled to protect refugees.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Asylum working group criticised for including only one (former) asylum-seeker

“It’s not a fair share, but it’s a step in the right direction.”