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Doras express concerns with social welfare checks at airports

Photo: Colin Keegan 27/7/2020 Doras have expressed concerns with social welfare payment checks at airports and the subsequent cessation of pandemic unemployment payments to people who travel abroad. They are particularly concerned at potential racial profiling in the implementation of these measures, and at the manner in which they discriminate

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Doras Responds to Ombudsman’s report on Direct Provision

24/4/2020 Ombudsman’s Report We welcome the Ombudsman’s report on Direct Provision in 2019, as well as the important and timely reference to the Covid-19 pandemic. It serves to further highlight how unsuitable a system it is for receiving International Protection Applicants in Ireland.  “This report reinforces what many non-governmental organisations,

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Doras View: 20 Years of Direct Provision

14/4/2020 Twenty years ago today (10th April 2020), the system of Direct Provision was established by the Department of Justice, as a means to receive International Protection Applicants in Ireland. At around the same time, a group of concerned Limerick locals formed what would become Doras, to show support and

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