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In January 2000, Fianna Fáil’s minister for justice John O’Donoghue was on the verge of bringing policy suggestions to Cabinet. His steerage of the issue had been attacked as a ‘shambles’ by the Progressive Democrats, the junior partner in government. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

At the turn of the century as asylum applications in Ireland were escalating faster than officials could keep up, the government was scrambling to fin(...)

Sylva, a transgender asylum seeker who died in a Galway direct provision centre, pictured at Galway Pride 2017. Source: John Quinlivan

Friends of the transgender woman who died in a direct provision centre in Galway on Galway are gathering this afternoon to celebrate her life. The wo(...)