Living conditions and supports for the near 5,000 people  in direct provision have not improved. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It is now 10 months since the Minister for Justice published a historic working group report. This was first fundamental review of the asylum process (...)

 Stephanie (5) and Tatyana (8) N’Gang’a, take part in a protest outside the Department of Justice last year  over the treatment of asylum-seekers . Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Government treatment of asylum-seekers remains “narrow” and “mean”, 10 months after the publication of a report on improving the asylum system, accord(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has expressed disappointment at the delay in the establishment of the hotspots in Greece and Italy.Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Just 10 of the 2,620 Syrian people Ireland has pledged to accept under the EU relocation programme have arrived in the State, but authorities insist t(...)

A migrant wrapped with her child in a thermal blanket waits for a train to Croatia at a train station in Presevo, Serbia, this week.  Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Fifty-nine Syrians and 139 Afghans were denied entry to the State by immigration officials last year. Figures released by Minister for Justice Franc(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: a spokesman from her department said said no decision had been made on where  in Ireland the 2,450 refugees would be resettled. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Irish officials are expected to travel to Italy later this month to help select the first intake of almost 2,500 people due to arrive in the State un(...)

  Aodhan O Riordain: ‘Clearly there are some areas where there is a housing and homelessness crisis and space may have to be found in areas where the pressures are not acute.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The housing and homelessness crisis in Dublin means refugees arriving in Ireland should be accommodated elsewhere across the country, a Government Mi(...)

An Afghan migrant who wished to remain unidentified waiting to try to cross the border into Hungary from Serbia, early in July 2015. Walli Ullah Safi, who is now officially an asylum seeker in Ireland, was remanded in Cloverhill Prison after he was discovered on the side of a motorway here in July. File photograph: Mauricio Lima/New York Times

The 21-year-old Afghan man who was attacked and injured in Cloverhill Prison has been granted bail after appearing before Naas District Court on Thurs(...)

Mosney reception centre for asylum seekers, in Co Meath. Photograph: Frank Miller

Official figures to be published today will show 250 people sought asylum in Ireland last month. The numbers so far this year – an average of 230 a (...)

Consensus between civil servants and campaign groups means there will be few areas of contention when the proposal is discussed by the Cabinet next week. Photograph: The Irish Times

New asylum seekers will have the right to work after nine months of seeking refugee status, a Government working group has recommended. The proposal i(...)

The Irish Refugee Council said important changes to the Freedom of Information Act were rushed through the Oireachtas before the Easter break without adequate time for debate.

The Irish Refugee Council has expressed its “concern” at the manner in which restrictions to the Freedom of Information Act, as it applies to bodies d(...)