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# irish-refugee-council - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Contracts with private firms running Direct Provision should not be renewed - Refugee Council
# Irish Refugee Council
# Irish Refugee Council

Contracts with private firms running Direct Provision should not be renewed - Refugee Council

Jan 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 24,860 Views 29 Comments

There are currently more than 7,000 people living in Direct Provision.

# irish-refugee-council - Friday 12 July, 2019

Call for Ireland to accept Brexit-delayed asylum applications that would otherwise be transferred to UK
# Legal Limbo
# Legal Limbo

Call for Ireland to accept Brexit-delayed asylum applications that would otherwise be transferred to UK

Jul 12th 2019, 6:05 AM 27,604 Views 39 Comments

A report by the Irish Refugee Council says Ireland has “typically chosen to follow the UK’s lead” on asylum issues.

# irish-refugee-council - Sunday 16 June, 2019

The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony?

Jun 16th 2019, 5:00 PM 13,121 Views 21 Comments

Who was Sylva Tukula and what does her death mean for Ireland?

# irish-refugee-council - Sunday 26 May, 2019

'Deeply concerned': Calls for vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'Deeply concerned': Calls for vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers

May 26th 2019, 3:00 PM 14,535 Views 30 Comments

These assessments are legally required.

# irish-refugee-council - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Rise in deportations 'worrying and stressful' as department denies official crackdown policy
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Rise in deportations 'worrying and stressful' as department denies official crackdown policy

Feb 26th 2017, 7:00 PM 25,352 Views 84 Comments

Asylum seekers also say they are confused about a new refugee application process.

# irish-refugee-council - Friday 27 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 27th 2015, 1:06 PM 15,012 Views 85 Comments

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

# irish-refugee-council - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Ireland has given 111 Syrians permission to live here this year
# One Hundred And Eleven Welcomes
# One Hundred And Eleven Welcomes

Ireland has given 111 Syrians permission to live here this year

Dec 9th 2014, 2:23 PM 6,100 Views 33 Comments

But rejected the applications of 197.

# irish-refugee-council - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Direct Provision food protest ends with hope for improved conditions
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Direct Provision food protest ends with hope for improved conditions

Sep 9th 2014, 10:49 AM 6,302 Views 94 Comments

The residents had began refusing supplies from the centre last week.

# irish-refugee-council - Friday 20 June, 2014

Ireland treats children seeking asylum as 'second class citizens'
# Scandal
# Scandal

Ireland treats children seeking asylum as 'second class citizens'

Jun 20th 2014, 8:40 PM 10,333 Views 151 Comments

The Special Rapporteur on Child Protection today made comparisons between asylum centres and mother and baby homes and asked why we’re not right outraged now, when it’s happening.

# irish-refugee-council - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 10th 2013, 7:12 PM 10,173 Views 72 Comments

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

# irish-refugee-council - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

High Court case could be a 'step towards ending Direct Provision system'
# Irish Refugee Council
# Irish Refugee Council

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

Oct 22nd 2013, 8:35 AM 6,753 Views 116 Comments

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’.

# irish-refugee-council - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Calls for Direct Provision to be overhauled
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Calls for Direct Provision to be overhauled

Apr 23rd 2013, 11:37 AM 5,810 Views 129 Comments

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.

# irish-refugee-council - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

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

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

Sep 19th 2012, 1:56 PM 4,146 Views 16 Comments

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

# irish-refugee-council - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Closure of asylum seekers' centre shows "disregard" for rights
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

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

Sep 11th 2012, 10:30 AM 6,601 Views 49 Comments

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

# irish-refugee-council - Thursday 5 July, 2012

'One good adult' scheme launched for child asylum seekers
# Asylum
# Asylum

'One good adult' scheme launched for child asylum seekers

Jul 5th 2012, 10:42 AM 2,754 Views 14 Comments

The scheme will provide young asylum seekers with a mentor to help them integrate into Irish society.

# irish-refugee-council - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

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

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

Jun 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,686 Views 107 Comments

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

# irish-refugee-council - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Reforms in asylum process "not a cure-all"
# Asylum
# Asylum

Reforms in asylum process "not a cure-all"

May 1st 2012, 6:45 AM 1,552 Views 14 Comments

The Irish Refugee Council has said that the proposed Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill does not address the reasons for Ireland’s low rate of acceptance for protection applicants.

# irish-refugee-council - Wednesday 17 August, 2011