Migrants in search of asylum. A person can be granted “permission to remain” in the Republic for several reasons, such as on humanitarian grounds. File photograph: Reuters

The number of deportation letters issued by the Department of Justice looks likely to rise dramatically this year. Meanwhile, “permission to remain” (...)

Allowance for those in direct provision to increase by €6 a week for children and by €2.50 for adults. Photograph: Alan Betson

An increase in the direct provision allowance to €21.60 a week for adults and children is “offensively minuscule” and shows “no understanding whatsoev(...)

A protest   outside the Department   of Justice  organised in conjunction with the Irish Refugee Council to mark the 15th anniversary of  direct provision. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A “complicated” new application form is causing “extreme distress and confusion” for thousands of people in direct provision, groups working in the s(...)

Ruth Coppinger said  tens of thousands of people in America would protest against Donald Trump’s “racism, sexism, anti-woman and anti-worker policies”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been urged to boycott the traditional St Patrick’s Day ceremony at the White House in protest against Donald Trump’s policies(...)

Ellie Kisyombe, from Dublin, as United Against Racism held a rally calling for the end of direct provision. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Up to 500 people marched in Dublin on Saturday calling for an end to the direct-provision system of accommodating asylum seekers. Among them were as(...)

Lucky Khambyle, Aissatou Sow and Ellie Kisyombe,  staff at Our Table at the  Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar. Photograph: Allen Kiely

The actor Stephen Rea became the first official customer of Our Table, a pop-up cafe in Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar on Tuesday morning. The ca(...)

A Korean woman who has a six-year-old son has died at a direct provision centre in Cork. File image: Getty.

A memorial service for a Korean asylum seeker who appears to have taken her own life, will be held by residents at her direct provision centre over t(...)

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