Tag Archives: Migrants

Refugee reunification scheme opens to bring family members to Ireland

A family reunification programme that will allow up to 530 refugees join family members in Ireland will open for applications on Monday. The Humanitarian Admission Programme 2 (IHAP) will allow Irish citizens of foreign birth, programme refugees and beneficiaries of … Continue reading

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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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Mosque and Islamic cultural centre planned for Kilkenny

Angry scenes marred a public-information meeting about a planned mosque that took place in Kilkenny on Thursday evening. The meeting was requested by the Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness and his son Andrew, a Fianna Fáil councillor, in response to … Continue reading

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Irish attitudes to immigrants lower than European average

Half of Irish people believe some cultures are superior to others and almost half think some races are born harder working than others. Close to one in five, links intelligence to race, believing that some races are born less intelligent … 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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African couple to face trial accused of genital mutilation of their daughter at their south Dublin home

A couple have been sent forward for trial accused of genital mutilation of their daughter at their home in Dublin. The man, 35, and the woman, 26, faced their second hearing when they appeared before Judge Paula Murphy at Dublin … 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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