Protesters mark the 15th anniversary of the direct provision system in Ireland  outside the Department of Justice earlier this month.  Pictured at front are Stephanie (5) and Tatyana (8) N’Gang’a, who live in direct provision in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

“I feel I belong to the last class,” a resident of direct provision has told a human rights school in Dublin. Sylvia Mbasinge, who has lived in direc(...)

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said that a working group was examining a number of options which could improve conditions for asylum seekers. Photograph: Frank Miller /
THE IRISH TIMES

Protesters are to mark Universal Children’s Day by a demonstration calling for the end of direct provision , which they say is inappropriate for the 1(...)