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(...)