A place to call home: how new policy on asylum seekers will work
Direct provision is coming to an end with the publication of a new white paper. But policy makers admit in the document that it will be ‘challenging’ to have the new system completed by December 2024
Roderic O’Gorman impressed his fellow ministers by getting his plan to abolish the existing direct provision system approved in just eight months.
The Minister for Children and Equality had fought during the programme for government negotiations to get Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to agree to this commitment and considers it one of the “big wins” for the Green Party.
When O’Gorman published his White Paper to End Direct...
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Michael Brennan: Acid test of Greens’ peace deal will be what happens in Dublin Bay South
Hazel Chu insists there is ‘no squabble’ with Eamon Ryan, the Green Party leader, but time and the next general election will tell
Dozens of TDs and senators claim expenses without travelling to Leinster House
An estimated €123,000 was paid out last year under a clause allowing politicians to get a full allowance if they can show they were unable to travel to the Oireachtas
Sinn Féin backs reform of defamation laws despite €150k payout to TD
The party’s education spokesman Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire settled his defamation claim against RTÉ Radio 1’s Liveline last week for a large sum
Awarding part of search and rescue contract to Irish Air Corps ‘will end in tears’
Chris Reynolds, director of the Irish Coast Guard, warned against the proposal that the Air Corps could provide search and rescue services for the east coast of the country