Part of the demonstration for the unrestricted right to work for asylum seekers outside the Dáil .Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New regulations allowing asylum seekers work in limited circumstances, coming into force on Friday, were a “horrific joke” and “extremely disappointin(...)

The Immigration Act 2004 sets out 11 grounds on which an individual can be refused permission to enter the State. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Most people refused entry at Irish air and sea ports in 2016 were Brazilian, Albanian, US and South African citizens, according to statistics released(...)

Ellie Kisyombe: For the first time in five years, I got to make my nsima with fish and vegetables in peanut butter soup

Throughout Food Month people will share with us their most treasured food memory. After many years of living in Direct Provision and not be(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to members of the media at  the White House in Washington, DC.  File photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

It’s almost a year since the world felt a little colder, a little less caring and a little less recognisable. For some the election of Donald Trump as(...)

Asylum seekers at the Mosney direct provision centre. Photograph: Alan Betson

Asylum seekers who spend more than nine months in the direct provision system without having their case decided on are to be given the right to work, (...)

Tina Kisyombe, who came to Ireland from Malawi in 2015 and lives with her mother in direct provision.

On Wednesday morning Amani Balemba joined his school friends from CBS Westland Row secondary school in Dublin to collect his Leaving Cert results. Unl(...)

Syrian refugees hold banners during during a demonstration against delays in reunifications of refugee families from Greece to Germany, in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Four hundred and forty asylum-seekers are due to arrive in Ireland in the coming weeks following their assessment and clearance for travel in Greece. (...)

 Ellie Kisyombe, from Dublin, at a  United Against Racism  rally and march calling for the end to the inhumane direct provision system for asylum seekers, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

People in the asylum process should have the right to work after six months in the country, the Irish Refugee Council has said. In a policy paper, Th(...)

‘The children come by foot, for many miles, on rocky, stony and often mucky surfaces with older children taking responsibility for younger ones, who give piggy-backs for speed or to cross the river.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Like so many others in Ireland of my vintage, I have became totally disillusioned with the Irish economy. I was almost at the stage of giving up ever (...)

The Guardian hailed Leo Varadkar’s appointment as evidence of “a new, progressive Ireland”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If you only ever read the international headlines about this small, damp island of ours, you might be lulled into congratulating yourself for living i(...)

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