Ireland is in breach of EU law and is not fulfiling its obligations to asylum seekers under a directive which became legally binding a year ago, a new report has warned. The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) analysed Ireland's implementation of the EU Reception Conditions Directive, which the Government o
Ireland failing international obligations by neglecting to carry out vulnerability assessments of asylum seekers
The State is failing to meet its international legal obligations by not carrying out vulnerability assessments of asylum seekers, the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) has warned. Nick Henderson, IRC chief executive, told RTÉ's This Week programme that such assessments are a "major feature" of the
Home Office rules on determining if asylum seekers are younger than 18 are unlawful, senior judges have ruled. The Court of Appeal has supported a claim made by an Eritrean man, who sought asylum in 2014, The Times reports.
Two people who came to Ireland as refugees but subsequently naturalised as Irish citizens have failed in their court bid to access the family reunification scheme. Ms Justice Marie Baker, sitting in the Court of Appeal, today handed down judgment in the test cases ‘MAM’ and ‘KN&rsq
The head of Ireland's International Protection Office (IPO) has been elected to chair the management board of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). David Costello, deputy chair of the management board since 2015, will take up the new post for a three-year term.
A hotel which was earmarked as a possible Direct Provision centre has been subjected to an arson attack for the second time in five weeks. Repairs to the Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey, which was attacked last month, had just been completed when it was set on fire again last night.
A judge has warned that lawyers concerned about changes to the way in which asylum, immigration and citizenship cases are run in the High Court should avoid writing "manifestos" The Irish Times reports. Mr Justice Richard Humphreys said that if solicitors and barristers want to discuss the rules, de
The Department of Justice has issued an urgent call-out to find hotels and guest houses willing to provide emergency accommodation for asylum seekers, The Irish Times reports. The move comes days after a devastating fire at a hotel in Rooskey which had contracted with the Department to house 80 asyl
An Garda Síochána has launched an investigation into a fire at a hotel in Rooskey which has been earmarked as a possible Direct Provision centre. In a statement this morning, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said he did not "wish to speculate" on the cause of the fire at the Shannon K
Mears has been awarded a 10-year government contract to provide accommodation and support for asylum seekers in Northern Ireland. The housing and care services provider will also house and support service users in Scotland, North East England and Yorkshire and the Humber.