Immigration law



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

High Court: Man found to have contracted ‘marriage of convenience’ loses challenge to residence card refusal

A man who was found to have entered into a ‘marriage of convenience’ to obtain a residence card has lost an application for judicial review of the decision to revoke his permission to remain in the State.

Published 15 August 2019

The cost of staying in Britain revealed

Soaring immigration fees have led to accusations of profiteering against the Home Office, which made £500 million last year.

Published 12 August 2019

Over £2,000 raised by immigration solicitors presented to Barnardo's

Over £2,000 raised by immigration solicitors in Northern Ireland has been presented to children's charity Barnardo's.

Published 2 August 2019

Online immigration registration renewal system for third level students to be rolled out in Dublin

A new online system for third level non-EEA students in Dublin to renew their immigration registration with the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) will be rolled out next month.

Published 30 July 2019

High Court: Minister who wrongly applied EU regulation must reconsider residence card application

A man who claimed that he was a dependant of his brother, who is a naturalised citizen of the UK, has been granted an order of certiorari quashing the decision refusing him a residence card.

Published 26 July 2019

Zimbabwean woman granted visa for Northern Ireland wedding after judicial review application

A Zimbabwean woman who was refused permission to visit the UK for a friend's wedding in Northern Ireland has been granted a visa following an emergency application for judicial review.

Published 24 July 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

Immigration detention centre under fire for 'inhumane' periods of detention

The immigration detention centre at Heathrow Airport has come under fire from an independent watchdog for holding people for "inhumane" periods.

Published 31 May 2019

Legal cases launched by Immigrant Council up 17 per cent

The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) opened 169 legal cases last year, a 17 per cent increase on the year before, according to new figures.

Published 29 May 2019

Supreme Court: 26-year-old man’s arrest for deportation was unlawful

The Supreme Court has ruled that the arrest of a 26-year-old man, who had applied for residency on the basis of his father’s marriage to an EU national, was unlawful and that he was not detained in accordance with the law.

Published 28 May 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

Ciarán Ahern & Patrick O'Neill: Positive changes to Irish immigration rules and regulations

Associate Ciarán Ahern and solicitor Patrick O'Neill in the employment, pensions and incentives team at A&L Goodbody examine recent changes to the Irish immigration regime.

Published 16 May 2019

End to indefinite immigration detention could save £30m per year

An end to indefinite immigration detention in the UK could save around £30 million per year, according to a new report.

Published 9 May 2019