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First rise in homeless figures since January

The homeless numbers increased to 8,728 in July, up from 8,699 in June. In July, there were 2,651 children in 1,142 families homeless, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing.


Ireland is far from exempt from racism warns Bishop Leahy

Church of Ireland parish of Kilternan urges people to ‘take the knee’ and pray for racial justice on Wednesday evening.


SJI says direct provision is increasingly unfit for purpose

Last year (up to November 2018) asylum applications to Ireland increased by 27 per cent on the same time in the previous year, with the majority of applicants coming from Georgia, Albania, Syria, Zimbabwe and Pakistan.


Right to work strengthened for asylum seekers in Ireland

Asylum seekers now have the option to leave Direct Provision centres if they wish and look for their own accommodation. Up to 3,000 people will be eligible to take up temporary or permanent jobs.


Supreme Court decision on asylum seekers welcomed by Bishop McAreavey

“I am grateful to the Supreme Court for reminding us, during these unsettled and cynical times, of what we must be about as a culture, namely, a society that both protects the person and allows his or her talents to flourish.”


Primate to lead Irish delegation to Iraq in November

Bishops concerned that process of taking in refugees seems to have slipped onto the back-burner of Irish politics.


Bishops highlight conditions in Direct Provision centres

Archbishop Eamon Martin elected president of Irish Bishops Conference.

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