Immigration

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Recent UK government legislation relating to asylum and migration introduced as a part of their plan to ‘stop the boats’ has been described as “alarming”, “dehumanising” and incompatible with the country’s domestic constitutional norms and international lega

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The Irish Immigration Lawyers' Association (IILA) and the Irish Asylum and Citizenship Bar Association (IACBA) are to host a joint CPD event for the first time this Friday. While in-person spaces for the event in the Distillery Building this Friday 1 March, 2pm-4pm are now fully booked, the event ca

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The Supreme Court has refused an appeal against a deportation, determining that the inclusion in an ‘examination of file’ of a comment to the effect that the minister is not obliged to grant permission to reside or work under the heading of ‘employment prospects’ was not fata

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The High Court has determined that the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT) should have voluntarily adjourned a hearing to facilitate the procurement of a medico-legal report in circumstances where no adjournment application was made by the applicant. Delivering judgment for the High Cou

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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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