Mosney refugee reception centre in county Meath. Figures for mid-February show 6,290 people living in direct provision centres scattered around the country.

In March 2000, at the dawn of Ireland’s direct provision system, the Department of Justice issued a detailed statement on how it saw the future. In t(...)

The Shannon Key West hotel in the village of Rooskey was set on fire in what has been described by local gardaí as a premeditated and carefully planned attack.

Five of the 40 direct provision centres in Ireland are currently oversubscribed, the latest figures from the Department of Justice show. There are 6(...)

The former Mosney holiday camp near Drogheda is housing an additional 19 people. File photograph: Frank Miller

The Department of Justice has issued an urgent call for expressions of interest from hotels and guest houses willing to provide emergency full-board a(...)

The DPC found the Reception and Integration Agency and Aramark infringed a resident’s data protection rights.

The rights of a resident in one of the State’s direct provision centres were breached by the Reception and Integration Agency and the contractor runni(...)

Exterior of Eglinton Hostel direct provision centre in Salthill Galway. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A number of commercial hotels in the east of the country are being used as temporary direct provision centres to meet the rise in demand for accommoda(...)

Donnah Sibanda Vuma will receive an apology from the contractor which runs the Knockalisheen accommodation centre in Co Clare following the incident on Wednesday night. Photograph via Facebook

The Department of Justice has said the refusal by staff at a direct provision centre to give food to an asylum-seeking mother for her sick child was “(...)

Thobekile Sibanda and her child Kai in Clondalkin Towers in west Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Asylum seekers at a direct provision centre in Dublin, due to close before Christmas, say they are “shocked”, “scared” and “really down” at the prospe(...)

Residents at Clondalkin Towers. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than 200 asylum seekers face losing their homes just before Christmas as the company managing their direct provision centre is pulling out. Resi(...)

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has expressed frustration at the Government’s failure to introduce legislation to assist people with disabilities on low incomes to access transport. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An 18-year-old woman living in direct provision was warned by a State agency about absences from her allocated centre in the southwest even though she(...)

Charlie Flanagan: he said an increase in the number seeking asylum had begun last year following a ‘steady decline’ since 2008.

The number of foreign nationals claiming asylum in the Republic has increased significantly in the first two months of the year. If trends witnessed (...)

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