Posts Tagged ‘Refugees’

News from Ireland:
October / November 2019

The latest goings on. ℘℘℘ BREXIT AND THE BORDER The October 31 deadline is fast approaching and yet we seem to be as far as ever from agreeing on a deal for Brexit. The question of the Irish border continues to be a bone of contention between the Irish and British governments, and in recent weeks, Tánaiste SimonRead more..

A Darker Shade of Green

When Bill Clinton took the stage in Dundalk on his final presidential visit to Ireland last December, he could have had no idea how much of a welcome was waiting. In the late 1990s, the border town (population 30,000) had almost shaken off its El Paso image, a legacy from the Troubles, and was workingRead more..

Facts and Figures

Under the direct provision system being operated under the auspices of the Department of Justice by the Directorate of Asylum Seekers Services (DASS), a total of £15m was paid out in providing full-board accommodation for asylum seekers. This £15m was paid to the owners of 65 properties around the country who house asylum seekers. ARead more..

One Woman’s Story

“There is no greater sorrow on earth than the loss of one’s native land.” – Euripides, 431 B.C. ℘℘℘ Cathleen* 30, is a Christian woman from Nigeria. One day last year, before she came to Ireland, she and her sister Nora were shopping in the local market. A row broke out at a nearby stallRead more..

News from Ireland: Ireland to Fingerprint Asylum Seekers

In an attempt to reduce the number of illegal immigrants entering the country, Ireland will introduce mandatory fingerprinting for all asylum seekers. This step has been roundly criticized by human rights organizations and the Irish Refugee Council. Under the new program, all asylum seekers over the age of 14 will be fingerprinted and the informationRead more..