asylum



German academic Dr Nina Leuck awarded EU funding to research at UCD School of Law

German academic Dr Nina C. Leuck has been awarded funding from the European Commission to carry out research at UCD Sutherland School of Law on refugee education.

Published 13 September 2019

Lords committee raises concerns over refugee protection after Brexit

Leaving the European Union means the loss of a safe, legal route for the reunification of separated refugee families in Europe, a House of Lords committee has told the UK government.

Published 10 September 2019

Asylum seeker was rejected because he didn't have 'gay demeanour'

A man seeking asylum in the UK from a country where homosexuality is illegal was rejected by an immigration judge because he did not have a gay "demeanour", a barrister has said.

Published 22 August 2019

Government publishes national standards for asylum seeker accommodation

The Government has set out the national standards for asylum seeker accommodation and reception centres in Ireland following engagement with the UN and various NGOs.

Published 16 August 2019

Ireland failing legal obligations to asylum seekers, report warns

Ireland is in breach of EU law and is not fulfiling its obligations to asylum seekers under a directive which became legally binding a year ago, a new report has warned.

Published 12 July 2019

Ireland failing international obligations by neglecting to carry out vulnerability assessments of asylum seekers

The State is failing to meet its international legal obligations by not carrying out vulnerability assessments of asylum seekers, the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) has warned.

Published 9 July 2019

Home Office rules on determining if asylum seekers are minors ruled unlawful

Home Office rules on determining if asylum seekers are younger than 18 are unlawful, senior judges have ruled.

Published 24 May 2019

Court denies family reunification to citizens who came to Ireland as refugees

Two people who came to Ireland as refugees but subsequently naturalised as Irish citizens have failed in their court bid to access the family reunification scheme.

Published 29 March 2019

Head of Irish asylum office elected to chair key European asylum body

The head of Ireland's International Protection Office (IPO) has been elected to chair the management board of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO).

Published 19 February 2019

Second fire attack on proposed refugee housing branded 'unacceptable and worrying'

A hotel which was earmarked as a possible Direct Provision centre has been subjected to an arson attack for the second time in five weeks.

Published 12 February 2019

Lawyers deterred from writing 'manifestos' over changes in asylum and immigration rules

A judge has warned that lawyers concerned about changes to the way in which asylum, immigration and citizenship cases are run in the High Court should avoid writing "manifestos" The Irish Times reports.

Published 22 January 2019

Department of Justice on hunt for hotels to house asylum seekers

The Department of Justice has issued an urgent call-out to find hotels and guest houses willing to provide emergency accommodation for asylum seekers, The Irish Times reports.

Published 15 January 2019

Gardaí to investigate suspected arson attack at proposed Direct Provision centre

An Garda Síochána has launched an investigation into a fire at a hotel in Rooskey which has been earmarked as a possible Direct Provision centre.

Published 11 January 2019

Mears awarded contract to provide accommodation and support for Northern Ireland asylum seekers

Mears has been awarded a 10-year government contract to provide accommodation and support for asylum seekers in Northern Ireland.

Published 9 January 2019