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Laois priest hits out at direct provision and low-paid work in latest lockdown

All this has exploded on our doorstep. The fact is that the poor and vulnerable will be the ones that will suffer most globally and locally in this pandemic - Fr Paddy Byrne.


New legal support helps refugee children rejoin their families

Service will ensure that unaccompanied children referred by their social workers and aftercare workers are matched with pro bono legal help.


State fails to notify friends and family of burial of asylum seeker

“This is yet another example of the many ‘accidental cruelties’ of the direct provision system. Nobody means to do harm and everybody does their job, sort of, but things seem to happen to persons in direct provision that don’t happen to other people because it’s a system without a heart.”


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.


Right to work proposals for asylum seekers too restrictive

Last year the Government was ordered by the highest court in Ireland, to allow asylum seekers into the labour market.


Charlie Bird to Address Special Meeting on Missionaries Hosted by the Diocese of Kerry

Former RTE special correspondent will speak in Kerry about his experience of visiting missionary projects in the Philippines and Korea.

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