Doras Luimni

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Residents of a direct provision centre at the former Skellig Star Hotel in Cahersiveen received a letter from the HSE on Friday stating that ‘restrictions on movement’ were being extended for another two weeks. Image: Google Streetview.

Around 75 asylum seekers who have been quarantined in a direct provision centre in Co Kerry for a fortnight have been told they must stay indoors for (...)

Refugee support groups have warned of the ‘potentially devastating impact’ of an outbreak of the coronavirus in the direct provision system. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire.

Refugee support groups have warned of the “potentially devastating impact” of an outbreak of the coronavirus in direct provision, claiming accommodati(...)

The direct provision centre in Foynes, Co Limerick which is now closing. Photograph: Brian Gavin

At least €13 million in State funds has been spent on running a direct provision centre in Co Limerick which will close its doors on Friday after resi(...)

The direct provision centre in Foynes, Co. Limerick. Photograph: Brian Gavin

The Limerick charity which called for the immediate closure of the Mount Trenchard direct provision centre has said additional steps must be taken to (...)

Government should not continue to rely on volunteers to wash clothes for families in emergency accommodation, says Doras Luimní. Photograph: iStock

The State should not continue to rely on volunteers to wash clothes for asylum-seeking families in emergency accommodation, a Limerick human rights gr(...)

Nick Henderson from the Irish Refugee Council said the charity had often worked with asylum-seeking women who were pregnant as a result of rape which occurred in their home country.

Migrant women, including women seeking asylum, are “disproportionately and adversely affected” by the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, refugee su(...)

Karen McHugh, chief executive of Safe Home Ireland, with Aideen Archbold. Photograph: Tom Honan

Aideen Archbold, an elegant and eloquent woman in her 70s, is on a hunt for the best cup of coffee in Dublin. Having spent almost her entire adult lif(...)

Samantha, a young asylum seeker, lives in the direct provision system. She was accepted to study in Maynooth but cannot afford the fees. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

You’ve fled war and poverty. You’ve taken your children across the sea on a rickety boat and hoped to survive. After many sleepless, hungry distressed(...)

Empty pot: charities are facing funding shortfalls after the departure of Chuck Feeney. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Photographer’s Choice/Getty

From their modest base in Limerick city centre, Karen McHugh and the rest of the Doras Luimní team are helping new migrants integrate into Irish socie(...)

‘The Voice UK’ singer and anti-racism campaigner Sharon Murphy: “Whatever made you different was used to hurt.” Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Speakers at a conference exploring the opportunities for Ireland to develop as a diverse but integrated society will include The Voice UK singer and a(...)

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