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A sign at the entrance to  a direct provision centre in Co Kildare that suffered a Covid-19 outbreak. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Half of people living in direct provision have been unable to social distance from other residents during the Covid-19 pandemic, while more than 40 pe(...)

The coronavirus “hasn’t gone away . We can see what has happened in other countries if restrictions are relaxed. Ironically, the lower the number of cases, the more we have to work to keep it down,” said acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn

Should we be concerned about a spike in Covid-19 cases this week? Well, acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn, Ireland’s most senior public hea(...)

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(...)

Protesters outside Leinster House in May call for the end of direct provision. This year, direct provision will cost the State about €200 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On a clear cold day in early May, onlookers peering through the gates of Leinster House could make out the figures of a handful of prominent Fianna Fá(...)

East End Hotel in Portarlington, Co Laois: residents have consistently made allegations about overcrowding there.  Photograph: Collins

The Department of Justice approved the placement of 10 beds in one room in a hotel at the centre of a controversy over the alleged overcrowding of asy(...)

Airlines have  been made aware by gardaí that they will be forced to find room on return flights for any foreign nationals they bring to Ireland who are found not to have the correct travel documents when they arrive in Dublin. File photograph: Kate Geraghty

The drop in the number of Albanians and Georgians applying for international protection in October is part of a concerted drive to discourage people (...)

Heidi Holden, Nick Henderson and Katie Mannion of the Irish Refugee Council. ‘It is not easy to spend a whole day immersing yourself in a story of persecution and suffering,’ says Ms Holden, a case worker. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) is seeking funding to offer supports to workers dealing with the traumatic experiences of asylum seekers arriving in I(...)

 Romanians in the back of a freight truck found trying to enter the country at Rosslare Port in 1998. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

On a summer evening in 1998, officials carrying out checks on freight trucks arriving from France discovered 20 children hidden among the contents of (...)

Direct provision: Pierrot Ngadi, one of the first people to go through the system. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

THE FIRST PART OF A MAJOR IRISH TIMES SERIES INVESTIGATES THE ORIGINS AND CURRENT REALITIES OF IRELAND’S OFTEN CONTENTIOUS METHOD OF HOUSING ASYLUM(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said there were ‘a lot of people from Georgia and Albania coming in with fake documents and that is a big driver of the increase’ in asylum applications. File image: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Comments made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar about illegal immigration have been described as “very dangerous” by a migrant rights group. Mr Varadkar was (...)

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