The Department of Justice said it had yet to be formally notified of any moves to convert Hatch Hall into a hotel. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Hatch Hall, currently in use as a direct provision centre, is to become a five-star hotel with the company behind Ashford Castle set to make (...)

The hearing was attended by judges who are part of a 35-member visiting delegation from ACA-Europe, a European association composed of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Councils of State or the Supreme administrative jurisdictions of each EU member state.

A man who got refugee status in Ireland more than 25 years ago but has been refused citizenship on “national security” grounds has appealed to the Sup(...)

Some residents in asylum centres also receive exceptional needs payments, which are made towards clothing costs, transport costs and child-related items such as buggies

The weekly allowance payment for asylum seekers living in direct provision is set to rise by €17.20 for adults and €8.20 for children from Monday. Ad(...)

US president Donald Trump described Robert Mueller’s investigation as an “illegal takedown that failed”. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump claimed “complete and total exoneration” after US special counsel Robert Mueller concluded there was no conspiracy between t(...)

Donald Trump  outside the White House on Friday. Among other investigations, authorities in multiple states are examining the Trump charitable foundation, which was dissolved last year. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The wait is finally over. But the political fallout from the Mueller report has only begun. On Sunday attorney general William Barr submitted a letter(...)

Mosney refugee reception centre in county Meath. Figures for mid-February show 6,290 people living in direct provision centres scattered around the country.

In March 2000, at the dawn of Ireland’s direct provision system, the Department of Justice issued a detailed statement on how it saw the future. In t(...)

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(...)

US president Donald Trump. Sources say the Mueller report does not call for new indictments. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Ever since Matthew Whitaker, the former acting attorney general, said in January that the Mueller investigation was nearing completion, Washington DC (...)

From left to right: Aliza (10), Anas (7), Shoban (5) and Alishbah (12) Idris, children of Ahmed and Nazia Idris, at their home in Athlone. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Alishbah Idris has never invited a friend home after school. Up until a couple of months ago the 12-year-old sixth-class student shared a tiny box ro(...)

Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey on the Leitrim-Roscommon border, after it had been damaged by fire a month ago, on January 10th. File photograph: Brian Farrell

A Government decision to scrap plans for a direct provision centre at the Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey on the Leitrim/Roscommon border has been b(...)

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