Immigration law

Alan Desmond: Would African-Americans be granted refugee status in Ireland?

Alan Desmond, law lecturer at the University of Leicester, considers whether African-Americans could come to Ireland as refugees.

Published 30 June 2020

Citizens who came to Ireland as refugees win family reunification case in Supreme Court

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

Online immigration registration renewal system rolled out to Dublin students

Non-EEA students based in Dublin can renew their immigration registration online under a new system launched today.

Published 22 June 2020

Supreme Court: Minister’s appeal on Citizens Directive Regulations upheld

The Supreme Court has held that the High Court erred in granting certiorari of the Minister for Justice’s refusal of an application for liberty to enter and remain in the State.

Published 5 June 2020

Asylum seekers continue to face barriers to employment three years after Supreme Court ruling

Asylum seekers continue to face major barriers to entering employment more than three years after a landmark Supreme Court ruling on the right to work, the Irish Refugee Council has said.

Published 2 June 2020

Emma DeSouza withdraws appeal in high-profile birthright case

The high-profile legal battle between campaigner Emma DeSouza and the Home Office has come to an end following changes to the Immigration Rules.

Published 21 May 2020

Post-Brexit immigration bill clears second reading

Legislation providing for the introduction of a points-based UK immigration system after Brexit has passed second reading in the House of Commons.

Published 19 May 2020

Family migration rules amended in line with devolution deal

Family migration rules have been amended for people in Northern Ireland in line with the deal struck in January to restore devolution.

Published 15 May 2020

Immigration permissions extended for further two months

Immigration permissions due to expire between 20 May and 20 July 2020 will be automatically extended for two months, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has announced.

Published 14 May 2020

Home Office accused of interference with the judiciary after querying bail grants

Immigration experts have accused the Home Office of interfering with the independence of the judiciary after it queried the number of detainees being released during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 7 May 2020

Immigration permissions automatically extended in response to coronavirus

Immigration permissions due to expire in the next two months will be automatically extended in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 23 March 2020

Una Boyd named chair of Immigration Practitioners' Group

Belfast solicitor Una Boyd has been named chair of the Law Society of Northern Ireland's Immigration Practitioners' Group (IPG).

Published 13 March 2020

Sharp rise in number of deportations

The number of deportations from Ireland rose sharply last year, with almost twice as many deportations in 2019 as in the two previous years.

Published 9 March 2020

Demand for H-1B visas at 'record high' as US economy grows

Demand for H-1B visas to work in the United States has increased because of American economic growth, Tully Rinckey has said.

Published 27 February 2020

Leona Rankin: Has Northern Ireland been forgotten in post-Brexit immigration scheme?

Some thought it would never happen but the UK has officially left the European Union and with that departure, we prepare to welcome a new points-based immigration system, writes Leona Rankin, associate at Carson McDowell.

Published 25 February 2020