Ombudsman Peter Tyndall is to tell an Oireachtas committee he is precluded from examining complaints about the asylum process itself. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall, wants increased powers to inspect how asylum applications are assessed by the Minister for Justice. Mr Tyndall will to(...)

Direct-provision protest: silent demonstration walking from Oughterard to the former Connemara Gateway Hotel last Saturday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Recent years have seen objections to the opening of direct-provision centres in a number of Irish towns. We visit three of those towns: Roosky, in Co (...)

The Church of Scientology community centre in Firhouse, where a mutlicultural event had initially been planned. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A migrant support group has cancelled plans for a multicultural event in a Church of Scientology community centre in Dublin following complaints about(...)

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(...)

Facilities for asylum seekers at the East End Hotel in Portarlington pictured by a Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland volunteer. Photograph: MSAI

A grassroots group of asylum seekers has complained about a lack of support for residents in emergency overflow direct provision facilities, citing on(...)

  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 (...)

 Lucky Khambule of the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland. He says centres are increasingly doubling up the number of people placed in rooms. “There is now no space, no privacy – people don’t have anywhere to put their belongings.” File photograph: Dave Meehan

Department of Justice officials have warned there is a “chronic lack of space” to accommodate new asylum seekers in the direct provision system. The (...)

Vekash Khokar with Mona Considine, general manager of the Backstage Theatre, Longford. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

A Pakistani nurse who performed on the Abbey Theatre stage on Monday afternoon has left Ireland after receiving a deportation order. Vekash Khokhar, (...)

 Direct provision performers  at the Abbey Theatre in the spirit of Jimmy Gralton, hosted by Donal O’Kelly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A young Pakistani nurse joined more than 30 dancers on the Abbey stage on Monday just hours before he boarded a flight after being served with a depor(...)

The memo posted at Eyre Powell hostel in Newbridge on Saturday. Photograph: Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland/Facebook

A notice posted in a direct provision centre in Newbridge on Friday banning the use of electronic devices in bedrooms during the night has been remove(...)

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