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 (...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan held the man has a personal right under Article 40.3 of the Constitution to work here. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Cout of Appeal has refused to grant the state its legal costs against a Burmese man, who has spent more than seven years in direct provision, of h(...)

The applicant  claimed to be a Pashtun tailor from a northern province in Afghanistan and had been forcibly recruited by the Taliban in 2000. File ohotograph of The Four Courts.

A 34-year-old Afghani man, who claimed he was abducted by the Taliban in his home country to work for them, has won a High Court action against a deci(...)

The couple claimed they fled China out of fear the husband would be forcibly sterilised, as his wife had been, following the birth of their second child.  File photograph: Getty Images

A Court of Appeal decision means the Refugee Appeals Tribunal must reconsider a Chinese couple’s application for refugee status in Ireland on grounds (...)

Mr Justice Robert Eagar said her application must be reconsidered by a different member of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal.

A girl born here with a rare and serious bowel disease which, her Nigerian mother claimed, would expose the child to persecution as a witch if deporte(...)

 The scales (statue) of justice on the roof of the Four Courts Building in Dublin.
Judgments: Key cases in brief

Tribunal costs decision was justified in light of deception and falsification of documents Lowry v Mr Justice Moriarty [2016]IEHC 29 (High Court, Hedi(...)

A man living in direct provision for more than seven years has appealed the Minister for Justice’s refusal to consider his application for permission to work here.

A man living in direct provision for more than seven years has appealed the Minister for Justice’s refusal to consider his application for permission (...)

 The scales of justice on the roof of the Four Courts  in Dublin
Judgments

The placement of a child for adoption is permitted without notification of the natural father. In re the Adoption Authority of Ireland and KSH (a mino(...)

The  Refugee Appeals Tribunal had reasonably found several of the woman’s claims lacked credibility, said Mr Justice Robert Eagar of the High Court

A woman who alleged she fled her native Nigeria after her family threatened to kill her over being involved in lesbian activity has lost her High Cour(...)

Judgments: Key cases in brief

Country of origin information was unlawfully assessed by Refugee Appeals Tribunal QH (Pakistan) v Refugee Appeals Tribunal [2015]IEHC 582 (High Court,(...)