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The Oireachtas will later continue a tense debate on the government's proposal to fully opt-in to the EU Migration and Asylum Pact. Taoiseach Simon Harris yesterday told TDs that the pact "is a united effort from Europe, after excruciating work and negotiation over a long period, to ensure we have f

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The increased need for pro bono legal support for unaccompanied migrant children has been highlighted as part of Pro Bono Week Ireland. The annual initiative bringing together legal professionals to advance justice equality in Ireland took place this week with a series of events to discuss unmet leg

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Fines imposed on airlines who fail to ensure that passengers have appropriate travel documentation will be hiked by two-thirds as part of an immigration crackdown. The carrier liability provisions of the Immigration Act 2003 will be reformed to increase the fines on carriers from the current maximum

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The UK government has announced the expansion of its controversial Rwanda scheme to include failed asylum seekers. Those with no right to be in the UK, who have had an earlier protection or human rights claim refused or withdrawn and are unable to appeal their decision, can now expect to be removed

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A single permit to both work and live in Ireland will be introduced over the next three years, the government has announced. An inter-departmental working group established in December 2022 has concluded that it is feasible to begin implementation of the single permit and to ultimately opt-in to the

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The UK government's controversial Rwanda scheme is in question after a court ruled that legislation providing for the deportation of asylum seekers cannot be enforced in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland's High Court yesterday ruled that certain provisions of the Illegal Migration Act 2023 constitu

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Legislation paving the way for the UK to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda has been approved by Westminster in what human rights campaigners have called a "national disgrace". Michael O'Flaherty, the new European commissioner for human rights, is among those leading criticism today after the Safety of

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The Irish government has welcomed the EU's approval of major reforms to European migration and asylum policy, despite fierce criticism from human rights campaigners. In a series of votes passed by varying margins, the European Parliament yesterday adopted 10 legislative texts which collectively impl

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The Irish government has said it will seek to opt-in to measures in the EU Asylum and Migration Pact. The decision will lead to the full repeal of the International Protection Act 2015 and the introduction of a new asylum regime with legally binding timeframes for decisions as well as a greater focu

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Controversial UK legislation providing for the permanent deportation of asylum seekers to Rwanda may not now be enacted before Easter. MPs yesterday voted to undo 10 amendments to the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill which were made in the House of Lords earlier this month.

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The UK's House of Lords has been urged to reject the government's controversial Rwanda bill in a crucial vote today. Amnesty International has described the Rwanda bill as an assault on the rule of law and the protection of human rights, and called on parliamentarians to "reject the bill".

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Dominica, Honduras and Vanuatu nationals will be required to obtain a visa before travelling to Ireland with effect from tomorrow. The changes will also require nationals of these three countries to obtain a transit visa if intending to transit through Ireland en route to another destination.

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