The woman sought asylum due to  fears of persecution, as the widow of a leader of an anti-government militia, if she returned to Nigeria. Photograph: Getty Images

A woman who claimed her husband was shot dead by pro-government supporters in Nigeria some years ago has won her appeal over being refused refugee sta(...)

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(...)

A direct provision centre in Galway. New procedures to speed up applications for asylum should significantly cut the length of time asylum-seekers spend in direct provision centres.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

New procedures to speed up applications for asylum, which have just come into effect in Ireland, should significantly cut the length of time asylum-se(...)

Dismissing his case, Mr Justice Richard Humphreys ruled the commissioner and tribunal were within their jurisdiction to make the findings they had

A man who converted from one branch of Islam to another and then claimed he would be persecuted if sent back to Bangladesh has lost a High Court chall(...)

A Syrian Kurdish woman hangs out washing at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens, which hosts about 600 refugees and migrants. The EU’s border agency says the number of migrants arriving in the Greek islands has increased significantly over the past month. Photograph: Petros Giannakouris/AP

Differences between Irish and Italian authorities over the handling of asylum seekers’ applications for relocation have resulted in no migrants movin(...)

Living conditions and supports for the near 5,000 people  in direct provision have not improved. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It is now 10 months since the Minister for Justice published a historic working group report. This was first fundamental review of the asylum process (...)

 Stephanie (5) and Tatyana (8) N’Gang’a, take part in a protest outside the Department of Justice last year  over the treatment of asylum-seekers . Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Government treatment of asylum-seekers remains “narrow” and “mean”, 10 months after the publication of a report on improving the asylum system, accord(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has expressed disappointment at the delay in the establishment of the hotspots in Greece and Italy.Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Just 10 of the 2,620 Syrian people Ireland has pledged to accept under the EU relocation programme have arrived in the State, but authorities insist t(...)

A migrant wrapped with her child in a thermal blanket waits for a train to Croatia at a train station in Presevo, Serbia, this week.  Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Fifty-nine Syrians and 139 Afghans were denied entry to the State by immigration officials last year. Figures released by Minister for Justice Franc(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: a spokesman from her department said said no decision had been made on where  in Ireland the 2,450 refugees would be resettled. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Irish officials are expected to travel to Italy later this month to help select the first intake of almost 2,500 people due to arrive in the State un(...)

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