The woman underwent a full medical examination before a garda accompanied her back to the hostel the following day. Photograph: Frank Miller

Detectives are investigating an allegation that an African woman seeking asylum was raped by another asylum seeker in a direct provision centre four m(...)

 The Department of Justice announced that all direct-provision centres had been asked to “generate a self-isolation capability” for use by persons suspected to have contracted coronavirus. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

An “off-site self-isolation facility” for asylum seekers suspected of contracting coronavirus is to be piloted as part of a range of measures to try a(...)

Hicham Lamchaali (36), from Morocco and South Africa, works 48 hours per week as a nursing home duty-manager. He remains, however, in a direct provision centre in Clondalkin, Dublin. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The number of people stuck in direct provision because they cannot get housing has increased by 65 per cent since the end of 2018. Figures from the D(...)