Minister for Justice Publishes International Protection Bill 2015

The principal purpose of the International Protection Bill 2015 is to reform the system for determining applications for international protection (also known as asylum) in Ireland through the introduction of a single application procedure. On the 19th of November 2015 The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD published the text of the International [...]

2020-09-03T15:42:58+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Immigration Law|

Direct Provision System Is Damned! Explosive New Report Findings

This Month Saw Two Damning Reports from The Houses of Oireachtas Joint Committee of Public Service Oversight and Petitions and The Health Information and Quality Authority on The Direct Provision System* in Ireland. Both reports come at a particularly crucial and important time for the system as Aodhan O Riordain, Minister of State for Equality, [...]

2020-09-04T09:09:54+00:00May 29th, 2015|Immigration Law|

New EU Regulations for The Making of Applications for Subsidiary Protection

The European Union (Subsidiary Protection) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 426 of 2013) were recently amended by the European Union (Subsidiary Protection)(Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 137 of 2015). The 2015 Regulations give legal effect to the following arrangements which are already in operation by the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC) The consequences of [...]

2020-09-03T16:00:04+00:00May 21st, 2015|Immigration Law|

Leave to Judicial Review of The System of Direct Provision Granted

On 21 October 2013, Sinnott Solicitors represented two families who were granted leave by Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh to challenge the Irish system of direct provision, which provides bed and board accommodation, along with an allowance of €19.10 per week per adult (€9.60 per week per child) for asylum seekers whose applications are pending [...]

2020-09-07T11:00:00+00:00October 30th, 2013|Immigration Law|
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