# asylum-seekers - Friday 25 October, 2013
Asylum-seekers from five different boats have been intercepted over the past 24 hours according to the Italian coastguard.
# asylum-seekers - Monday 21 October, 2013
Restoring fiscal health to the eurozone remains a serious challenge, but the EU must nevertheless find a solution to its illegal immigration crisis to prevent further tragedies, writes David Moloney.
# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 8 October, 2013
The EU Home Affairs Commissioner is due to visit the site of the Lampedusa disaster tomorrow with Josee Manuel Barroso.
# asylum-seekers - Friday 4 October, 2013
Rescuers and local fishermen were overcome with emotion as they spoke of chaotic early morning scenes in the water off the Italian island of Lampedusa.
# asylum-seekers - Thursday 3 October, 2013
The local mayor of Lampedusa said 82 bodies had been recovered by emergency workers, including those of two children and several women.
# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 17 September, 2013
At a brief hearing today, Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh said that the case should be heard as a priority.
# asylum-seekers - Monday 16 September, 2013
A family of six is taking a case to the High Court arguing that the system for housing asylum seekers is unconstitutional.
# asylum-seekers - Friday 13 September, 2013
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.
# asylum-seekers - Thursday 12 September, 2013
The minimum contribution is set to rise from €50 to €130 but parents facing legal action from the HSE over child fare will have their costs waived.
# asylum-seekers - Saturday 31 August, 2013
Nigerians make up the highest number of refugees in Ireland at 63, while Pakistani refugees are second at 58.
# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 27 August, 2013
Speaking at a ceremony in Dublin, Minister Alan Shatter welcomed 1,000 new citizens “from states whose names commence with almost every letter of the alphabet”.
# asylum-seekers - Monday 26 August, 2013
Everyone’s talking about John Kerry’s strong speech on Syria and a shooting that went wrong in Dublin.
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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.
# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 20 August, 2013
Last month the prime minister unveiled a tough new policy requiring boatpeople to pass through Papua New Guinea for processing and resettlement.
# asylum-seekers - Sunday 18 August, 2013
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.
# asylum-seekers - Thursday 15 August, 2013
The High Court in Northern Ireland quashed decision to return a Sudanese family to Direct Provision housing in Ireland.
# asylum-seekers - Friday 9 August, 2013
Oprah said the racist remark came when she was visiting Switzerland for Tina Turner’s wedding last month.
# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 7 August, 2013
The child of Cambodian parents fleeing Pol Pot’s regime, Phillina Sun says her parents’ cultural dislocation was eased by the welcome they found in the US. In response to assumptions about refugees, she offers a personal account of the ones she knows best – her mother and father.
# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 6 August, 2013
The average time spent in direct provision hostels has increased, but the numbers in the centres has declined.
# asylum-seekers - Saturday 3 August, 2013
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.
# asylum-seekers - Monday 29 July, 2013
Everybody’s talking about what the President’s decision will be on the abortion bill, two missing boys found dead and Pope Francis accepts gay people.
# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 24 July, 2013
Police said the dead were two children and one woman.
# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 10 July, 2013
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.
# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 9 July, 2013
Over a third of people in Direct Provision refuges have been there for more than five years.
# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 26 June, 2013
The Irish Refugee Council has said that the Minister for Justice cannot deny the need for an investigation into the Direct Provision system.
Minority reports are meeting with officials in Leinster House later to warn them of the damage being caused to communities across Ireland.
# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 18 June, 2013
Only 8.6pc of asylum seekers in Ireland are granted protection – compared to an EU average of 25.2pc.
# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 11 June, 2013
Up to 13 bodies were spotted in the water but were not recovered while the hunt for survivors was on and now customs off say they were now too busy rescuing other boats.
# asylum-seekers - Sunday 12 May, 2013
Almost 500 Vietnamese asylum seekers have arrived on Australian shores, that’s more than in the last five years combined.
# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 23 April, 2013
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.
# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 13 November, 2012
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.
# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 16 October, 2012
Those most at risk are those with low incomes, young families and lone parents, according to research commissioned by the Department of Social Protection.
# asylum-seekers - Sunday 14 October, 2012
The deaths took place over the past ten years. One quarter of the asylum seekers who died were under five years of age.
# asylum-seekers - Wednesday 29 August, 2012
Indonesian officials received an alert from Australian authorities but have been unable to locate the vessel.
# asylum-seekers - Tuesday 24 July, 2012
“Are you a refugee not even the immigration minister could refuse?”
# asylum-seekers - Saturday 21 July, 2012
Photographer Rory O’Neill sneaked into ‘direct provision’ accommodation in central Dublin to capture these pictures.
# asylum-seekers - Thursday 5 July, 2012
The scheme will provide young asylum seekers with a mentor to help them integrate into Irish society.