Oughterard

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Protesters have been urged to ‘stand down’ and help provide accommodation for asylum seekers. Photograph: Conor McKeown

Recent protests calling for an end to the “inhumane” direct provision system are tainted with “racial undertones” and are actually about race and diff(...)

News of plans to use the Achill Head Hotel as a direct provision centre emerged on Wednesday of last week and a heated public meeting took place on the island that night.

Residents on Achill Island, Co Mayo have insisted they are not opposed to having asylum seekers living in their community but are opposed to lack of c(...)

News of plans to use the Achill Head Hotel as a direct provision centre emerged on Wednesday of last week and a heated public meeting took place on the island that night.

A plan to house asylum seekers at a hotel on Achill Island has been postponed due to ongoing protests at the hotel. Some 13 female asylum seekers wer(...)

An aerial view of the building, which includes an apartment complex, in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim that has been proposed to accommodate 130 asylum seekers. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Nearly 400 local people have signed up to man round-the-clock protest shifts in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim against plans to house up to 130 asylum seeker(...)

 Ballinamore residents outside renovated apartments which are  earmarked for 130 refugees. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Objections by locals in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim, to the arrival of up to 130 asylum seekers and refugees which has led to public protests “can be comp(...)

A view of High Street, Ballinamore. Photograph: Google Street View

A protest is under way in Ballinamore Co Leitrim outside an apartment block where the Department of Justice is proposing to accommodate up to 130 asyl(...)

 Children at a community event at Ballyhaunis GAA club in 2015. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Ballyhaunis is a positive example of a rural town that has “embraced diversity,” Minister of State for immigration and integration David Stanton has s(...)

There have been several recent high-profile incidents of racism  including online death threats made against   Fiona Ryan and Jon Mathis, who appeared in a Lidl advert. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The judge who officiates at citizenship ceremonies has called for new legislation to combat hate crime amid increasing reports of attacks on minoritie(...)

Mr Justice Bryan McMahon said he did not see any immediate alternatives to the direct provision system. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Locals in Oughterard protesting against a direct provision centre in the town were “used” by outsiders seeking to further their own political agenda, (...)

Ivor and Mary Davies who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday in the local Hotel Rosslare as a gesture of support for the hotel and its asylum seeker residents.

A couple in their 80s say they chose to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in their local Co Wexford hotel, currently being used as emergency ac(...)

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