Fazyard

8 results

News of plans to use the Achill Head Hotel as a direct provision centre emerged on Wednesday of last week and a heated public meeting took place on the island that night.

Residents on Achill Island, Co Mayo have insisted they are not opposed to having asylum seekers living in their community but are opposed to lack of c(...)

News of plans to use the Achill Head Hotel as a direct provision centre emerged on Wednesday of last week and a heated public meeting took place on the island that night.

A plan to house asylum seekers at a hotel on Achill Island has been postponed due to ongoing protests at the hotel. Some 13 female asylum seekers wer(...)

The owner of the  former Connemara Gateway Hotel had applied to covert the building into a   direct provision centre Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The developer of a hotel in Oughterard which was earmarked to open as a direct provision centre says he has withdrawn his tender and will not be proce(...)

A family from Syria in the direct provision centre on Abbey Street in Ballyhaunis. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

A surge in the numbers of asylum seekers living in direct provision saw the fees paid to private firms operating the network of centres across the cou(...)

Mosney Holidays was paid €7.4 million in 2016 to operate a direct provision centre for 600 asylum seekers at Mosney in Co Meath. Photograph: Frank Miller

Eight contractors operating a network of direct provision centres around the country accommodating asylum seekers were paid a total of €43.5 million l(...)

Asylum seekers, refugees and supporters  march to the Deptartment of Justice  protesting about the system of direct provision. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State agency responsible for accommodating asylum seekers has promised to introduce a more open and competitive tendering process as new figures (...)

Many of the direct provision centres have been the subject of high-profile protests by residents frustrated at the conditions. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was introduced to meet the needs of vulnerable asylum seekers. But private firms, rather than those seeking refugee status, appear to have been th(...)

The State pays firms about €50 million a year to provide bed and board for more than 4,000 asylum seekers. Housing in Mosney for asylum seekers (pictured). Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Private companies involved in providing accommodation for asylum seekers are highly profitable and in some cases have accumulated profits of millions (...)