RNLI Lifeboats and the Irish Refugee Council have partnered up to spread the water safety message through different languages to Ireland’s immigrant community.

A multilingual water safety campaign has launched this summer as part of efforts to ensure Ireland’s growing immigrant community is fully aware of the(...)

A direct provision centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare,  that suffered a Covid-19 outbreak earlier this year. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

All residents and staff in direct provision centres will be offered Covid-19 testing from Saturday. In a joint statement on Friday, the Department of(...)

The Bray seafront in Co Wicklow, which the  Esplanade Hotel overlooks. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Asylum seekers staying in emergency accommodation at a hotel in Bray, Co Wicklow, have been advised to restrict their movements following an outbreak (...)

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris said he hoped relaxing the criteria for educational support would result in more people accessing third-level education. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Young asylum seekers no longer have to spend three years in the Irish school system in order to qualify for educational support at third level, the Go(...)

A sign at the entrance to  a direct provision centre in Co Kildare that suffered a Covid-19 outbreak. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Half of people living in direct provision have been unable to social distance from other residents during the Covid-19 pandemic, while more than 40 pe(...)

The coronavirus “hasn’t gone away . We can see what has happened in other countries if restrictions are relaxed. Ironically, the lower the number of cases, the more we have to work to keep it down,” said acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn

Should we be concerned about a spike in Covid-19 cases this week? Well, acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn, Ireland’s most senior public hea(...)

Bulelani Mfaco. Photograph: Alan Place

As the new Government commits to ending Ireland’s inhumane system of accommodating asylum seekers, it has a chance to create a far better, far chea(...)

Protesters outside Leinster House in May call for the end of direct provision. This year, direct provision will cost the State about €200 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On a clear cold day in early May, onlookers peering through the gates of Leinster House could make out the figures of a handful of prominent Fianna Fá(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said there were no plans to reinstate the Covid-19 payment to asylum seekers in direct provision who had lost work. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has said it will not increase the daily expenses allowance for asylum seekers following a r(...)

Those living in direct provision centres stopped receiving the Covid  welfare payment after a fortnight, and were put back on the €38.80 weekly allowance for adults in the asylum system

Asylum seekers living in direct provision who were in work before the pandemic but lost their jobs because of the health crisis have stopped receiving(...)

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