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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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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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Census shows 535,475 foreign nationals from 200 countries are living in Ireland

The number of people in Ireland who hold dual Irish nationality has increased by nearly 90 per cent over the last five years, with people from the US, the UK and Poland most likely to identify as dual Irish nationals, … Continue reading

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Why Ireland should seriously consider leaving the EU

We need to talk about Irexit. Seriously. If you put your head around the door of any of the innumerable meeting rooms in which all things Brexit are being dissected, the one word that dares not speak its name is Irexit. … Continue reading

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Why Ireland should seriously consider leaving the EU

EU is a hegemonistic and increasingly militarised political behemoth controlled by Germany. We need to talk about Irexit. Seriously. If you put your head around the door of any of the innumerable meeting rooms in which all things Brexit are being … Continue reading

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