Ms Y, the asylum seeker who  unsuccessfully sought an abortion after arriving in Ireland, is planning legal action against a number of bodies, including the Heath Service Executive. Photograph: Getty Images

Ms Y, the asylum seeker who last summer unsuccessfully sought an abortion after arriving in Ireland pregnant as a result of alleged rape, is planning (...)

Asylum seekers: a representative for Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, said the low number of complaints was a clear indication the current complaints system was “defunct”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just four written complaints were received by the agency responsible for asylum seekers’ accommodation needs in the first 11 months of 2014, leading t(...)

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said that a working group was examining a number of options which could improve conditions for asylum seekers. Photograph: Frank Miller /
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Protesters are to mark Universal Children’s Day by a demonstration calling for the end of direct provision , which they say is inappropriate for the 1(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald at an immigration checkpoint in Dublin Airport on Tuesday. She was today challenged by asylum seekers protesting in Cork to come and see what they have had to experience for up to nine years waiting for assessment. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald was yesterday challenged by asylum seekers protesting in Cork to come and see what they have had to experience(...)

Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice whose department has responsibility for the direct provision system. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is continuing unrest in the Mount Trenchard direct provision centre outside Limerick where there have been tensions between management and resi(...)

Natasha (12), Minahil (12), and Yolanda (18), who live in the Athlone Direct Provision Centre at Lissywollen. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 6:47

Social services have been alerted to more than 1,500 child protection or welfare concerns over young people living in centres for asylum seekers over (...)

On average asylum seekers in the State’s direct provision system spend three years and eight months accommodated in conditions that are often overcrow(...)