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#direct provision

# direct-provision - Monday 16 June, 2014

From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland's human rights failings?

And we have to address them all before a United Nations committee next month.

# direct-provision - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Abuse and neglect are being hidden in plain sight – but will we open our eyes?

History will judge us every bit as harshly as we are now judging the society which condemned women and children to mother-and-baby homes.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Cork candidates to attend meet and greet with asylum seekers

This follows outrage last week at management rules in asylum centres forbidding candidates from canvassing residents.

# direct-provision - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets

However, Human Rights Ireland said that “issues still remain” with the system.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Politicians are not allowed to talk to people seeking asylum in Ireland

Thousands of people in asylum centres are allowed to vote – but they’re not allowed to hear from politicians in the run up to the local elections.

# direct-provision - Friday 7 February, 2014

More than half of Ireland's asylum seekers in 'reception system' for over 3 years

A new report has highlighted a number of problems, including lack of autonomy of the applicants.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Ireland is failing to meet its international obligations on asylum seekers says the Irish Refugee Council

The IRC says asylum seekers should be granted access to the labour market after six months.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

African children are 20 times more likely to be taken into care - report

The Child Care Law Reporting Project described the figures as “striking” and questioned the effect of the direct provision system on child welfare.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Shatter: I have no plans to end direct provision

The Justice Minister said he wants to ensure that applications are speeded up.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Project gives fascinating - and shocking - look into Ireland's child care system

The Child Care Law Reporting Project will publish its third volume of reports tomorrow.

High Court case could be a 'step towards ending Direct Provision system'

The Irish Refugee Council has welcomed the High Court’s decision to grant leave to a family to challenge the system which it says operates at a ‘huge financial and human cost’.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

"It is misleading to call Direct Provision inadequate" - Shatter

The Justice Minister said that numbers in centres was dropping, but the system had never seen a refugee made homeless.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

High Court case on whether direct provision is unconstitutional may take 2 weeks

At a brief hearing today, Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh said that the case should be heard as a priority.

# direct-provision - Monday 16 September, 2013

High Court to hear challenge to direct provision system

A family of six is taking a case to the High Court arguing that the system for housing asylum seekers is unconstitutional.

# direct-provision - Friday 13 September, 2013

Column: Court challenge to Direct Provision could save millions in taxpayers’ money

Contrary to the alarmist claims, this High Court challenge to direct provision could finally mean the end of wasting taxpayers’ money on an inhumane system, writes Sharon Waters.

# direct-provision - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Column: The time has come to end the system of Direct Provision

The Irish system of direct provision has been judged to be conducive to “enforced isolation and poverty” – we must put an end to it, write Claire Cumiskey and Fiona Hurley.

# direct-provision - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Court won't send family back to Direct Provision housing in Ireland due to child welfare concerns

The High Court in Northern Ireland quashed decision to return a Sudanese family to Direct Provision housing in Ireland.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Seven cases of sexual abuse reported in direct provision hostels in 2012

The average time spent in direct provision hostels has increased, but the numbers in the centres has declined.

# direct-provision - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Asylum seekers are our new institutional home victims

The principals of basic human compassion and decency would lead anybody to disgust at the conditions asylum seekers endure in Direct Provision hostels – and the warning signs clearly point to future scandal, writes Aaron McKenna.

# direct-provision - Monday 29 July, 2013

Asylum seekers go to High Court over 'unconstitutional' direct provision

Judge Colm Mac Eochaidgh said there was a “need for urgency” for the case given the circumstances of the direct provision system.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Column: Why are asylum seekers protesting?

Protests by asylum seekers are not a manifestation of greedy migrants looking for more entitlements from the state, but the symptom of a deeply flawed and failing immigration system, writes Matt Canon.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Ombudsman: Our treatment of asylum seekers is unacceptable

Over a third of people in Direct Provision refuges have been there for more than five years.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Asylum seekers protest over accommodation's 'expired food and rat infestation'

The Irish Refugee Council has said that the Minister for Justice cannot deny the need for an investigation into the Direct Provision system.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

HSE had 'no proper basis' to refuse payment for woman and suicidal daughter

Kileni, who fled South Africa after the murder of her husband and suffered Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, waited over a year for the payment awarded to her.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Children's Minister 'constantly amazed' at lack of basic services

In a recent broad-ranging interview, Frances Fitzgerald talks about schools being ‘too ashamed’ to stand up to bullying, ‘unacceptable’ waiting lists and ‘bad news’ in service inspections.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added bands that don't exist

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

Calls for Direct Provision to be overhauled

The Irish Refugee Council says that Direct Provision needs to be overhauled and replaced with a new system that is fairer to asylum seekers and allows them to work after a certain length of time.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Moving teens to Direct Provision causes “uncertainty and fear”

The report from UCD, which was commissioned by the HSE and Barnardos shows that there is a big need to recruit foster carers, especially in Dublin.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Column: Ireland's treatment of asylum seekers is unfair - and bad value for money

Ireland has 6,740 asylum seekers living in an antiquated direct provision system that is not fit for purpose, write Gavan Titley and Ronit Lentin.

# direct-provision - Sunday 14 October, 2012

53 people seeking asylum have died in State care

The deaths took place over the past ten years. One quarter of the asylum seekers who died were under five years of age.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Report questions if Direct Provision conditions 'amount to child abuse'

Poverty, malnutrition, inadequate heating, overcrowding and poor insulation are all impacting on children’s health in Direct Provision, the report says.

# direct-provision - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Closure of asylum seekers' centre shows "disregard" for rights

The number of asylum seekers is dropping, so Direct Provision accommodation centres are being consolidated in Ireland.

# direct-provision - Saturday 21 July, 2012

PHOTOS: Intimate images from asylum seekers’ lives in Ireland In Pictures This post contains images

PHOTOS: Intimate images from asylum seekers’ lives in Ireland

Photographer Rory O’Neill sneaked into ‘direct provision’ accommodation in central Dublin to capture these pictures.

# direct-provision - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Interviews: ‘I love the food’ – first-hand stories from asylum seekers in Ireland

What’s it really like being an asylum seeker? People living in State-funded accommodation describe their experiences.

# direct-provision - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Column: My soul-destroying life as an asylum-seeker

Moussa has been living in a hostel in Ireland for seven years while the Government decides if he can stay and work here. Waiting is soul-destroying, he says, as is being made to feel like a criminal.

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