Nick Henderson

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The judgment would benefit a small but significant number of refugees, said Catherine Cosgrave, of the  Immigrant Council of Ireland

A ruling that allows refugees who married after they first sought asylum to apply to have their spouse join them in Ireland, should not delay long-awa(...)

Nearly 1,000 people, including 164 children, are currently residing in 28 emergency accommodation centres which have been set up across the country since 2018. Photograph: Getty Images

All children must be removed from emergency accommodation centres for asylum seekers as a “matter of urgency”, the Irish Refugee Council has said. Th(...)

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 Wanli family was temporarily given a home in the Mosney direct provision centre while they looked for accommodation after arriving in Ireland. More than two years later, they’re still living at the centre.

Hanadi Wanli and her three children arrived in Ireland 2½ years ago as refugees from Damascus in Syria. They were reunited with Hanadi’s husband, who (...)

The “buffer” between the direct provision occupancy rates  and the total number of beds available “has been decreasing for three years”. Photograph: Getty Images

Overcrowding in direct provision centres is now so “acute” that maintenance work cannot be carried out even as the centres are being asked to create m(...)

  Caiseal Mara hotel in Moville, Co Donegal, which was s subjected to an arson attack last weekend ahead of the arrival over the coming weeks of  100 asylum seekers. Photograph: North West Newspix

When the people of Moville, Co Donegal, learnt about two weeks ago that the town’s biggest hotel was to close and reopen as a direct provision centre (...)

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(...)

Nick Henderson from the Irish Refugee Council said the charity had often worked with asylum-seeking women who were pregnant as a result of rape which occurred in their home country.

Migrant women, including women seeking asylum, are “disproportionately and adversely affected” by the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, refugee su(...)

 Newstalk’s Pat Kenny. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The ability to find a fresh angle on a familiar subject is the hallmark of any good broadcaster. It’s no surprise, then, that after 40 years or so on (...)

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