Immigration law



Lords committee raises concerns over refugee protection after Brexit

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

Lisa Bryson: 'Ending free movement' – what is changing?

Lisa Bryson, partner and head of employment at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast, considers the meaning of Priti Patel's recent announcement on free movement.

Published 23 August 2019

Asylum seeker was rejected because he didn't have 'gay demeanour'

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

Irish emigrants returning home with non-EEA partners to benefit from new preclearance scheme

Irish emigrants planning to move back to the State with their non-EEA partners will benefit from a new streamlined preclearance process launched today.

Published 19 August 2019

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