An African family whose legal challenge to the controversial direct provision system for asylum seekers was due to be heard next year has unexpectedly(...)

Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh: the Irish-language moot court, Bréagchúirt Uí Dhálaigh, is held in memory of the former president and chief justice

UCD law students were the winners of the annual Irish- language moot court, Bréagchúirt Uí Dhálaigh, which took place in the Four Courts. Organised by(...)

Subsidiary protection is an international form of protection, other than refugee status, that is granted in cases where individuals face a real risk of suffering serious harm in their country of origin.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Three families have been granted leave to challenge the direct provisions system of housing and allowances for asylum seekers. Some 4,650 people are i(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter recently said, in response to parliamentary questions,  direct provision meets Ireland’s international and European humanitarian obligations. Photograph: David Sleator

T here has been a significant reduction in the number of people arriving in Ireland and claiming refugee status. The figure has gone from a high of mo(...)

A family has taken a High Court challenge against direct provision, the scheme under which asylum seekers are housed and provided with a small weekly (...)