The Department of Justice and Equality signed a three-month contract with the owner of the Achill Head Hotel for the use of the premises for emergency direct provision accommodation. Photograph: Conor McKeown

The Government is paying up to €350,000 for accommodation for 38 asylum seekers in a hotel in Achill, Co Mayo, even though none of them have taken up (...)

A direct provision centre in Foynes, Co. Limerick. The State has issued tender documents to find accommodation for asylum seekers across 26 counties. Photograph: Brian Gavin

The Government has pledged to engage with local communities around the country as it moves to finalise negotiations on the locations of new regional d(...)

New Garda cars being delivered in 2015. File photo. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost two thirds of Garda divisions across the Republic have fewer patrol vehicles than at the start of the year, figures show. An Garda Síochána fi(...)

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(...)

The Department of Justice said it was working to secure new accommodation centres for International Protection applicants, and had reached agreement with a provider in Ballinamore. Image: Google Streetview.

A “crisis meeting” took place in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim on Sunday night over Department of Justice plans to accommodate asylum seekers in the town. (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

For a Government obsessed with the optics it is surprising how often this current administration does things that leave it wide open to criticism. It(...)

Fiona Ryan with Jon Mathis initially criticised the slow response of gardaí to their complaints of receiving online abuse. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Gardaí are “in the process of identifying individuals” who subjected a mixed-race couple who had featured in a Lidl advertisement to online abuse and (...)

The Department of Justice and Equality unit that operates the Immigrant Investor Programme says charities have been asked to make payments to secure donations of €500,000. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Charities have been asked to pay agents thousands to secure donations of €500,000 from foreign multimillionaires seeking Irish residency, as part of a(...)

 ‘Liam’ kept his Garda notebooks from the 1980s. Photograph: Alan Betson

A former Garda member who has campaigned for years for the force to admit he was dismissed because he was gay has now been told by Garda Commissioner (...)

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