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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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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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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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Census shows huge increase in homeless figures

The Central Statistics Office has published its latest profile report of results from Census 2016 which focuses on homeless people in Ireland. The report shows that, on Census night in April last year, just over 6,900 people were either sleeping rough … Continue reading

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New legislation reduces number of marriages of convenience

A sharp reduction in the number of marriages in Ireland last year between EU citizens from outside Ireland and a non-EU citizen is being attributed to the introduction of legislation designed to crack down on marriages of convenience. Figures published … 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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