The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from two people who came to Ireland as refugees but subsequently naturalised as Irish citizens and were subsequently denied access to the family reunification scheme.
Published 7 February 2020
An asylum seeker suffered indirect discrimination when he was refused a learner driver license, the Workplace Relations Commission has ruled.
Published 17 January 2020
Justice committee calls for 'fundamental and ambitious reform' of Direct Provision and asylum process
The system of Direct Provision accommodation for asylum seekers is "not fit for purpose" and the "flawed" international protection process needs fundamental reform, the Oireachtas justice committee has said.
Published 13 December 2019
Stalled legislation on family reunification should be allowed to move forward in order for Ireland to meet its international obligations, a senator has said.
Published 5 December 2019
Over 20 years of documents relating to the Direct Provision system have been published for the first time by a legal academic as part of a new project exploring how the system emerged and developed.
Published 6 November 2019
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from the State over the definition of "child" in the International Protection Act 2015.
Published 1 November 2019
The implications of Brexit for asylum policy and for vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in Europe have been highlighted in a new Lords committee report.
Published 11 October 2019
Nearly 2,000 asylum seekers in Ireland were granted permission to work last year under a new system introduced after a landmark Supreme Court ruling.
Published 26 September 2019
The Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall, has called for his remit to be extended to include how asylum applications are assessed by the Minister for Justice.
Published 25 September 2019
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
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
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
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 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