Tag Archives: Asylum Seekers

Mandatory quotas of migrants to each EU state to be discussed at EU summit

Among the items on an increasingly crowded agenda for EU leaders at their June summit is the fraught saga of how the EU treats asylum seekers, specifically the “Dublin regulation” (named after the Dublin Convention signed in 1990). This determines … Continue reading

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Ireland’s seemingly low rate of granting asylum is clearly a smokescreen

“When I arrived here it felt such a big relief. I felt ‘I’m fine, I’m safe’. All I knew was that I was leaving my country; I did not know what lay ahead for me,” Khaled says. For the Sudanese … Continue reading

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Asylum seekers waiting nine months for decision on status to be allowed to work

Asylum seekers who have not had a decision on their status within nine months of applying will be allowed to work. The Minister for Justice has announced sweeping reforms of the immigration system on foot of a Supreme Court ruling. … Continue reading

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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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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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