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(...)

A complainant took issue with a column detailing “anglophobic abuse” by children in a Ross O'Carroll Kelly column towards English fans at a rugby match

A photograph of a child visiting his father in prison and an allegation the Ross O’Carroll Kelly column is racist against English people were some of (...)

A Department of Justice spokesman said residents of the hotel had been asked by medical experts to self-quarantine. Photograph: Google Maps

Nearly 80 asylum seekers have asked to be relocated from the town of Cahersiveen in Co Kerry after quarantine measures were introduced at the direct p(...)

A spokesman for the Department of Justice  said the extra beds would  support social distancing measures in direct provision centres. Photograph: The Irish Times

A significant number of additional bed spaces are to provided for asylum seekers in direct provision centres in the coming days, the Department of Jus(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

General election candidates are being asked to publicly share their views on direct provision and the future of the asylum system. File photograph: Tom Honan

Several parties have promised to phase out direct provision if they are in government after the general election. Candidates are being asked to publi(...)

East End Hotel in Portarlington, Co Laois: residents have consistently made allegations about overcrowding there.  Photograph: Collins

The Department of Justice approved the placement of 10 beds in one room in a hotel at the centre of a controversy over the alleged overcrowding of asy(...)

A video showing a room with 10 beds and no windows  was taken at the East End Hotel in Portarlington. Photograph: Collins Photos

A group representing asylum-seekers has rejected the suggestion that a video showing a room with 10 beds and no windows in an emergency direct provisi(...)

Footage   taken inside the East End Hotel, Co Laois, which has been contracted to accommodate asylum seekers since May 2019, was circulated on social media on Friday evening.

Video footage from inside a former Portarlington hotel housing asylum seekers showing a room with ten beds and no windows “appears to have been staged(...)

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