Aisha: Letitia Wright plays a young Nigerian woman caught up in the Irish direct-provision system

Frank Berry, one of our most respected and socially conscious film-makers, is shaking off a very 21st-century class of media kerfuffle. “Did it surpr(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman at the publication of the White Paper on direction provision at the Department of Health in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The expertise of the Housing Agency will be “crucial” in developing a new accommodation system for asylum seekers to replace direct provision, the Min(...)

 Una  McGurk confirmed on Wednesday she has lodged the action but declined to comment further. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A senior counsel who spoke at an anti-lockdown rally last summer is suing a refugee group for defamation. Barrister Una McGurk lodged the case on Tue(...)

Residents at the direct provision centre in Glounthaune, Co Cork, claim most meals are being thrown away ‘due to the low standard’ and accused the centre of serving burned food and using old oil for cooking. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A group of direct provision residents in Co Cork have started refusing to eat meals prepared in the centre, saying the food is not nutritious enough f(...)

Funded therapy sessions should be provided in the direct provision system, says Ejiro Ogbevoen, psychotherapist and founder of Black Therapists Ireland.

One of the people psychotherapist Ejiro Ogbevoen worked with was “struggling with self-esteem and the general fear of not being able to fit into the c(...)

Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneur(...)

Dr Catherine Day headed up an expert group asked to examine options to replace the direct provision system. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Plans to replace direct provision with a new system for asylum seekers will fail unless the large backlog of people awaiting a decision on their claim(...)

A group calling for the end of direct provision gathered outside the Dáil earlier this year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A “groundbreaking” accommodation scheme and asylum process forecast to cost millions less than the current direct provision system has been proposed t(...)

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 (...)

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