Costs arise mostly from accommodation and legal fees in direct provision system. Photograph: The Irish Times

The State has spent more than €700 million in the past five years on accommodation costs and legal fees for people seeking refugee or protection statu(...)

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In Graham Greene’s novel Our Man in Havana, a torturer proposes that there are two classes of people, the “torturable” and the “untorturable”, with(...)