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 Caiseal Mara Hotel in Moville following the arson attack last November. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA Wire

An estimated €108,000 in State funding has been spent since January on security services at an empty hotel in Co Donegal earmarked to open as a direct(...)

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(...)

In the current year spending is set to reach €120 million on direction provision and related accommodation and ancillary services; up from €78 million last year and almost double the €67 million spent two years ago. Photograph:iStock

Arson attacks on accommodation earmarked for direct provision centres has “possibly” made many owners reluctant to offer their properties, an expendit(...)

An asylum seeker from a country regarded as safe is much less likely to be granted leave to remain in the State. Photograph: Frank Miller

The number of people seeking asylum in the State increased by more than one third in the first six months of the year when compared to 2018, a period (...)

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(...)

Courtown. The Department of Justice said the decision to relocate the group to centres in Co Wicklow and Co Clare was made as the Courtown Hotel was more suitable for children and families requiring schools. File photograph: Jack McManus

Twenty-two men and women living in an emergency accommodation centre in Courtown, Co Wexford, have refused to leave the town after they were told they(...)

Maruf Ahmed with his daughter, Joanna (2), on Gardiner Street.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Nearly 40 refugees could face homelessness later this month as the last direct provision centre in Dublin’s city centre closes its doors. Hatch Hall(...)

Sylva Tukula Photograph: AMACH! LGBT+

No formal written request was made to a coroner that the body of a woman who died in direct provision be released to her friends following the investi(...)

Sylva Tukula, the transgender woman living in direct provision who died last August.

There will be no repeat of the breakdown in communication which led to a woman, who died while in direct provision, being buried without her friends a(...)

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