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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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Adults in direct provision ‘to be allowed to work’

    Adults in direct provision will soon have access to the labour market, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said. He said residents had been given access to the services of the Ombudsman and the Ombudsman for Children, which … Continue reading

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Men “propositioning” children in direct provision centres

The report found that children are “unhappy” about the length of their stays in the system with a number of children saying they have lived in the system since they were born. Many also feel they are stigmatised because of … Continue reading

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Ireland struggling to provide services for refugees

The Government is experiencing an “inability” to find accommodation to house people caught up in the mass migration crisis and providing them with the necessary services is emerging as a “very significant issue”. The Department of Justice’s Irish Refugee Protection … Continue reading

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Less than a third of promised 4,000 refugees settled here

Less than a third of the 4,000 refugees the Government promised to accept by the end of the 2017 have been resettled here, according to the most recent figures released ahead of World Refugee Day on Tuesday. Elsewhere, charities have … Continue reading

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