asylum



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