Immigration

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The Irish Immigration Lawyers Association (IILA) is strengthening its ties with the Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship Bar Association (IACBA) following a packed-out conference at the Law Society of Ireland. IILA chairperson Thomas Coughlan was joined at the event by IACBA chairperson Michael Conlo

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UK lawyers could be stationed in Rwandan courts as part of a new treaty to support the deportation scheme, which is expected to be signed shortly. The move comes in response to the UK Supreme Court's ruling last month, which held the deportation plan to be unlawful.

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Cork solicitor Thomas Coughlan has been elected as chairperson of the Irish Immigration Lawyers Association (IILA). The association was founded in 2021 by solicitors specialising in immigration law to promote and improve advice and representation in immigration, citizenship, asylum and EU free movem

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Immigration consultants should be regulated along the same lines as solicitors and barristers, an independent senator has said. Speaking in the Seanad this week, Senator Sharon Keogan said UK press reports had highlighted how "migrants across the UK are being preyed upon by immigration advisers and

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Bolivian nationals will be required to obtain a visa before travelling to or through Ireland with effect from tomorrow. Until now, Ireland — unlike the UK and Schengen countries — has not required Bolivian nationals to have a visa to enter the country.

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The suspension of visa-free travel to Ireland for refugees has been extended by ministers for a further 12 months. The government last year suspended the operation of a Council of Europe agreement on the abolition of visas for refugees on a "temporary" basis — a decision described as "shameful

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Senior Northern Ireland lawyers have shared concerns over the impact on the rule of law of the UK's proposed Illegal Migration Bill. The bill, which is currently before the House of Lords, was the focus of the inaugural event hosted by The Bar of Northern Ireland's new rule of law committee, which t

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Refugee and migration law expert Professor Cathryn Costello has been appointed as full professor of law at UCD Sutherland School of Law. Professor Costello is currently professor of fundamental rights and co-director of the Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School in Berlin, and Andrew W.

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The immigration rules relating to the UK's EU Settlement Scheme are so poorly drafted that they may "lack the clarity of law", a judge in the Upper Tribunal has said. The comments were made in a case in which the Home Secretary appealed a decision of the First-tier Tribunal, which had found in favou

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Ireland's Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP), popularly dubbed the "golden visa" scheme, is to close to new applications. Introduced in 2012, the IIP was a pathway for non-EEA nationals to secure an immigration permission in Ireland on the basis of long-term investment in a range of options approved

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