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Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has  said he does not envisage offering employers incentives to recruit asylum seekers. File photograph: Eric Luke

Asylum seekers must be in the country for nine months and be without a ‘first instance recommendation’ on their refugee status to be eligible to work,(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan secured Cabinet approval on Tuesday to lift restrictions on asylum seekers working, including the abolishment of the €1,000 payment for an employment permit. Photograph: Eric Luke

Asylum seekers will be able to seek any form of employment except with An Garda Síochána, the Defence Forces or the Civil Service, under new plans to (...)

Protesters in Dublin last weekend called for an end to direct provision. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Asylum seekers may be allowed to participate in certain areas of the workforce, the Government has confirmed. The Cabinet has agreed to lift the ban (...)