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
Home Office rules on determining if asylum seekers are younger than 18 are unlawful, senior judges have ruled.
Published 24 May 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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