Irish Immigration Blog

CHANGE OF STATUS – LUXIMON JUDGMENT

On 20th March 2015, judgment was delivered in the High Court Judicial Review case of Danibye Luximon & Another v The Minister of Justice and Equality. The case focused on the decision of the Minister who refused the applicant’s permission to remain in the State on the basis of change […]

ANNUAL REVIEW OF IMMIGRATION IN IRELAND – 2014

Earlier this week, Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald published the annual review of Ireland’s immigration related activity for the year 2014. In the report, the Minister included immigration statistics, as well as achievements in the area of immigration from the previous year and the Department’s priorities for 2015. […]

LAUNCH OF EU IMMIGRATION PORTAL

We learnt last week of the launch by the European Commission  We learnt last week of the launch by the European Commission of the Immigration Portal. The portal serves as a valuable new resource on immigration rules and law in the European Union specifically for non-EU citizens. It is the […]

GUIDANCE ON THE TREATMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF BEST INTERESTS OF MIGRANT CHILDREN

UK Court of Appeal decision: EV (Philippines) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 874, Summary of facts The Appellants consisted of a mother, a father and three children, all Philippine nationals. The mother was lawfully resident in the UK on a work permit […]

DIRECT PROVISION – URGENT CHANGE NEEDED

There is an urgent need for change in Ireland’s asylum system. As it currently stands, asylum seekers must wait in direct provision centres while their application for refugee status or subsidiary protection status is pending. Direct provision was originally introduced as an emergency measure in 1999 and was only supposed […]

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