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Ban preventing asylum seekers from working to be declared unconstitutional in February

The Supreme Court will declare the ban preventing asylum seekers from working here unconstitutional in February. The five-judge court told lawyers for the State that it would make the declaration on 9 February, regardless of the progress the State has made in … Continue reading

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450 sham marriages halted by gardaí following crackdown

A total of 450 marriages have been halted in Ireland since the introduction of sham marriage legislation. Gardaí set up a dedicated operation – codenamed Vantage – two years ago to tackle an alleged trafficking ring which was using women … Continue reading

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UNHCR welcomes Irish decision to opt into EU Law on right to work for asylum-seekers

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has welcomed the government’s decision to bring Ireland into line with the European Union (EU) law that regulates the provision of accommodation to asylum-seekers, and provides for the right to work where they do not … Continue reading

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Ireland to increase it’s intake of refugees and their extended families.

Up to 530 family members of refugees already living in Ireland are to be reunited under new government plans. Minister Charlie Flanagan briefed his Cabinet colleagues earlier today on the new reunification scheme, which applies to refugees from conflict zones … Continue reading

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Illegal Nigerian immigrant and Irish-born daughter lose appeal over deportation

A Nigerian mother and her Irish-born daughter have lost their appeal claiming the child’s right to education under the Children’s Act 2015 outweighs the State’s entitlement to deport them. The mother and daughter, now aged nine, remained in Ireland illegally … Continue reading

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Women and girls trafficked to Ireland for sham marriages – report

Gardaí interviewed 47 Latvian women who had been trafficked to Ireland solely to enter into a sham marriage with a non-EU citizen, a new report has revealed. The women had all been paid upfront for entering into the marriages and … Continue reading

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Appeal against Dublin mosque over call to prayer ‘noise pollution’

Plans for a large-scale mosque in west Dublin, including an 29 metre (95ft) tall minaret, have been appealed to An Bord Pleanála over fears the call to prayer would cause “noise pollution” in the area. The Shuhada Foundation of Ireland … Continue reading

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