Immigration

Government expects to have to move 250 asylum seekers from tents every week

Record numbers of international protection applicants are now arriving every week

Taoiseach Simon Harris has warned that he will not accept a siloed approach to the issue any longer.

The government expects it will have to continue moving up to 250 asylum seekers a week from encampments in Dublin to better serviced accommodation, as the numbers of international protection applicants arriving continues to soar to record levels.

Taoiseach Simon Harris has grown frustrated at what he views as a siloed approach to the immigration issue that has been taken by departments and state agencies to date.

There is a growing view in the Department ...