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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# ria

This year
Sinn Féin to amend 2016 election spending returns after 'oversight' on declaring outstanding bill
A party spokesperson told RTÉ that the party was within the spending limits laid down for the 2016 general election.
All time
# Separation of Powers
Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role should be separated 'to protect independence'
A review of the role is underway, with concerns over a conflict of interest raised since the head of the Government’s science funding agency was appointed.
# direct provision
Asylum seekers told not to bring food to rooms 'under any circumstance' by Dublin hotel
Over 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland.
# direct provision
'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent
Residents in Direct Provision centres have claimed the practice is commonplace.
# direct provision
'Difficulty accessing services': Complaints from asylum seekers living in hotels raised with Ombudsman
There are now 777 people living in emergency set-ups in 25 counties around Ireland.
# direct provision
'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.
# Arson Attacks
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.
# Asylum Seekers
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.”
# direct provision
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.
# Integration
Private firms housing refugees and asylum seekers were paid €60 million last year
The rise in spend by the RIA came against the background of the numbers accommodated by the agency last year decreasing from 4,696 to 4,425 at year end.
# direct provision
Asylum seeker enters 35th day of hunger strike in Sligo centre
The Iranian man has been served with a deportation order.
# Easter Rising
Here's why you'll see these women on buses all over Ireland
They were snipers, cooks and doctors during the 1916 Rising.
# on the map
Here are the places in Ireland that could become UNESCO Heritage Sites
Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, today announced a fund of €13,000.
# mystery girls
Recognise anyone? These mysterious photos were found in a library today
The RIA wants to reunite them with the family involved.
# Justice
Ireland spending €150 million a year on asylum system
One third of asylum seekers in Ireland are children and many people have been waiting more than a decade for a decision on their application.
# direct provision
Direct Provision food protest ends with hope for improved conditions
The residents had began refusing supplies from the centre last week.
# Mount Trenchard
Extra services put in place at Direct Provision centre after protests
A small number of residents at the Limerick centre had gone on hunger strike.
# direct provision
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.
# we can be heroes
Laugh and cry as these Grannies take their first ever flight
An and Ria are in their seventies.
# Asylum Seekers
Lack of information on asylum-seeker deaths 'shambolic'
The agency responsible for providing direct provision accommodation does not have access to death certificates on any of the 53 people who died in the last ten years, according to Minister Alan Shatter.
Extract: The 'daily problems' in maintaining Ireland's neutrality during WW2
Confidential documents from the 1940s show that the maintenance of Ireland’s neutrality was going be difficult – and hard decisions on policy would have to be made practically every day.
# millstreet
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.
# Deaths
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.
# Asylum
State spent €70m on private and state accommodation for asylum seekers
Over 5,100 people are currently being housed in 37 accommodation centres around Ireland.
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.