Dr Bryan McMahon, who is the chairman of the Working Group on the Protection Process and Direct Provision. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Long delays in the asylum process must end and asylum seekers should have greater access to education and employment if the State wants to create a “g(...)

  Caiseal Mara hotel in Moville, Co Donegal, which was s subjected to an arson attack last weekend ahead of the arrival over the coming weeks of  100 asylum seekers. Photograph: North West Newspix

When the people of Moville, Co Donegal, learnt about two weeks ago that the town’s biggest hotel was to close and reopen as a direct provision centre (...)

The Caiseal Mara Hotel in Moville. Photograph: Google Maps

Residents living in the new direct provision centre in Moville in Co Donegal who need to attend appointments and case hearings in Dublin will be force(...)

Thobekile Sibanda and her child Kai in Clondalkin Towers in west Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Asylum seekers at a direct provision centre in Dublin, due to close before Christmas, say they are “shocked”, “scared” and “really down” at the prospe(...)

Residents at Clondalkin Towers. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than 200 asylum seekers face losing their homes just before Christmas as the company managing their direct provision centre is pulling out. Resi(...)

Participants in  the Diageo Ireland Learning for Life Programme display their certificates at a special graduation ceremony which took place in the Guinness Storehouse earlier this month. Photograph: Kenneth O Halloran.

Refugee support groups have welcomed new measures which open the Irish labour market to asylum seekers but have raised concerns that people must wait (...)

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(...)

Another resident from the Sligo centre says rats first appeared in the centre nearly a year ago. Photograph: Getty Images

The Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) is taking “very seriously” complaints by residents at the Globe House direct provision centre in Sligo of a(...)

President Michael D Higgins and  Sabina Higgins visit a refugee camp in Athens, Greece, in February. The Irish Refugee Council, Nasc and Oxfam Ireland are calling on the Government to expand the definition of family within the International Protection Act 2015. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

Refugees separated from their families are more likely to experience anxiety and depression in their new home and less likely to be able to learn Engl(...)

Part of the demonstration for the unrestricted right to work for asylum seekers outside the Dáil .Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New regulations allowing asylum seekers work in limited circumstances, coming into force on Friday, were a “horrific joke” and “extremely disappointin(...)

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