The widely-criticised direct provision system for asylum seekers in Ireland should be brought to an end by 2023, a major report has recommended.
Published 22 October 2020
Restrictions on asylum seekers' access to the labour market in Ireland are set to be eased under new legislation, Justice Minister Helen McEntee has announced.
Published 22 October 2020
In an international protection appeal, the Supreme Court has held that there is no express right to enter the State for the purposes of making an application, save where the person is at its frontiers.
Published 19 October 2020
The Legal Aid Board has denied claims that cuts to fees for solicitors advising international protection applicants will impact access to justice for a vulnerable group of people.
Published 15 October 2020
Fresh cuts to legal aid for international protection applications will further limit access to justice for vulnerable people, lawyers have warned.
Published 7 October 2020
The Home Office has been roundly condemned by lawyers across the UK for attacking the integrity of the legal profession and undermining the rule of law after releasing a video accusing "activist lawyers" of delaying deportations.
Published 28 August 2020
The High Court in Belfast has quashed the Home Secretary's decision not to allow a Somalian man to make a fresh asylum application nearly 15 years after absconding during the asylum process.
Published 27 August 2020
The High Court has ordered that the Minister for Justice and Equality must establish a medical panel for the purposes of section 23 of the International Protection Act 2015.
Published 20 August 2020
Ireland's human rights watchdog has written to Justice Minister Helen McEntee to set out ongoing concerns for the safety and well-being of people in the Direct Provision system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published 19 August 2020
Professor Steve Peers of the University of Essex discusses the 'Dublin system' for asylum applications between EU states and the legal issues of the Channel crossings.
Published 17 August 2020
Amnesty International has warned that plans to deploy the Navy to prevent asylum seekers crossing the English Channel would be "unlawful, reckless and dangerous".
Published 10 August 2020
The International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT) has announced that it will re-commence hearing appeals at its Dublin premises from Thursday.
Published 4 August 2020
Asylum seekers' right to work is being undermined because they are denied access to driving licenses, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has said.
Published 30 July 2020
Alan Desmond, law lecturer at the University of Leicester, considers whether African-Americans could come to Ireland as refugees.
Published 30 June 2020
Two people who came to Ireland as refugees but were subsequently naturalised as Irish citizens were unlawfully denied access to the family reunification scheme, the Supreme Court has found in a landmark ruling.
Published 22 June 2020