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Direct Provision centre of 35 apartments and townhouses opening in Galway City

The Department of Justice has today announced that it will be opening a direct provision complex with 35 independent homes in Galway City this...

NUIG adds new scholarships for refugees and Travellers

To mark World Refugee Day today, NUI Galway has announced it will expand its University of Sanctuary Scholarship Programme in the coming year from...

Government urged to protect vulnerable groups during crisis

The government has been urged to protect vulnerable people by ensuring that no asylum seeker shares a bedroom with a stranger during the COVID-19...

PBP Galway calls for asylum seekers to be moved out of Direct Provision centres

People Before Profit in Galway has called on the government to move asylum seekers out of Direct Provision centres and give them refugee status...

Additional beds secured for asylum seekers in Galway

An additional 650 beds have been secured for asylum seekers in Direct Provision Centres. These rooms will be located in hotels in Galway, Cork and...

Archbishop of Tuam calls for transparency and charity on Achill Island refugee accommodation plans

Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary has said that it is important for plans to house refugees on Achill Island to be carried out with...

Government accused of “evasiveness, incompetence, contradiction, and disdain” in Oughterard

Harsh criticism has been leveled at the government over how it has responded to the local community in the direct provision centre controversy in...

Calls for Noel Grealish to apologise over migrant comments

More than 1,200 people have signed a petition calling on Galway West TD Noel Grealish to apologise about alleged comments about African migrants. At a...

‘Dangerously high’ number of children in Direct Provision

The number of children living in Direct Provision is "dangerously high", accounting for more than a quarter of people in the system. Galway East TD...

GAA star and Galwegians to run 8k in solidarity with asylum seekers

Galwegians will run alongside asylum seekers in an 8k race in August to show their support for those living in Direct Provision. The Streets of...

Two Door Cinema Club shocked at asylum seekers hidden on Galway tour truck

The Irish band Two Door Cinema Club have talked about how shocked they were to find that three asylum seekers had stowed away on...

Galway TD questions government response on right to work decision

Galway West TD Catherine Connolly this week asked Minister for Justice and Equality Charles Flanagan about financial barriers to asylum seekers’ right to work.The...

Saturday – Using drama for children seeking asylum

Workshop on Using Drama to Explore Refuge and Asylum Justice Issues with Children Saturday, Feb 10 @ 2pm O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUIG Free...

Thursday – Right to Work Rally

Solidarity Rally for the Right to Work Thursday, Feb 8 @ 1pm, Eyre SquareGalway Anti-Racism Network is hosting a rally in Eyre Square to show...
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