Last week
18th February 2024 - 24th February 2024
Number of international protection applicants without accommodation rises to 1,010
'The best solution': Taoiseach says Government wants to see a dual-use model used for D Hotel
This month
February 2024
Promised interpretation standards for asylum applications not being introduced by deadline
Poor interpretation undermines asylum seekers’ credibility and delays their cases, say lawyers.
Asylum-seeker support workers expected to act as interpreters without specialist training
Experts concerned that ‘cultural mediators’ being asked to provide “interpretation services” beyond their required skill set.
Cultural mediators were introduced to speed up the asylum application process
Advocates say the lack of clarity around role risks harming asylum seekers
UN body who trains them says mediators "not legally accountable" for applications
Helen McEntee: New measures to speed up asylum applications designed to stop misuse of system
Last month
January 2024
FactFind: What is a ‘safe country of origin’ and how many asylum seekers come from one?
'Need for substantial reform': TDs debate Government response to asylum seekers in Dáil
Algeria and Botswana to be added to 'safe countries' list from today
Asylum seekers endure sub-zero temperatures on Dublin streets without tents or sleeping bags
Martin says plans being prepared to ramp up State-owned accommodation to house asylum seekers
Ten districts with the highest proportion of refugees to get special support package, says Taoiseach
Explainer: Does the Dublin Regulation outline where IP applicants must claim asylum?
Ballinrobe hotel 'initially ear-marked for adult males' will house 'families and children', Dept says
The Department of Integration confirmed that the hotel would be used to provide temporary shelter to International Protection applicants.
The disused hotel has been the site of an ongoing protest since Friday night after councillors were informed last Thursday about plans for the site.
Local councillors have said there were concerns about a lack of consulation and the "denomination" of those planned to be housed there.
Last year
Taoiseach: Government has a big job to do in 2024 as far-right myths gain traction
Sinn Féin TD says locals apologised to him after meeting on refugee accommodation got out of hand
Minister hits out at 'open and closed border slogans' used in asylum discussions
Taoiseach says those who already have housing elsewhere should not come to Ireland to seek asylum
'This is wrong': The misleading claim about a refugee family getting a free house in Westmeath
Over 62 men seeking asylum in Ireland not offered accommodation as tents are handed out
Tents to be offered to asylum seekers with no accommodation as Govt confirms €75 weekly payment
Minister for Integration says current system is 'not working' and was built for a different era
Ministers to discuss a €75 payment to asylum applicants after accommodation runs out
Living expenses for asylum applicants to be increased if state runs out of accommodation
Highest number of asylum applications filed on record last year
Documents reveal 'desperate' pleas among government departments to house asylum seekers
Taoiseach: Ireland won't give Palestinian refugees the same protection as Ukrainians
Extra €1b announced for Ukrainian accommodation as Minister confirms tents may be used over winter
The plan to end Direct Provision by next year is being revised - what's next for the system?
Government extends suspension of visa-free travel for people with refugee status
State to pay €1.5m to EU over lack of accommodation for asylum seekers
Irish officials to review 'safe countries of origin' designation on 8 nations within next year
Around 50% of international protection applicants this year granted permission to stay
Ireland may 'fall short' on human rights obligations over lack of accommodation for refugees
Simon Harris: 'It's not for any of us' to question decisions of Gardaí on the ground at protests
Tourist season set to take 1,300 beds from system housing refugees
Majority of working asylum seekers are in low-skilled jobs and others struggle to find work
'Onus on us all to challenge narrative that single males pose threat to communities', TDs told
Taoiseach wants time to process asylum seekers cut down to less than 12 weeks
Refugees from 'safe' countries must have their cases heard fairly, says immigration lawyer
No buildings available so far after Minister's most recent urgent refugee accommodation appeal