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- 30/12/2005 Minister McDowell announces another fall in asylum applications
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr Michael McDowell T.D., today announced that asylum applications for 2005 continued to fall with approximately 4,323* asylum applications received as compared to 4,766 applications received in 2004.
- 21/10/2005 Minister Lenihan launches policies for children in asylum seeker accommodation centres
The Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Children, Mr Brian Lenihan TD, today launched two policy documents for children in asylum seeker accommodation centres.
- 07/06/2005 Statement by the Minister regarding the Real Facts about the Asylum and Deportation Systems
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Michael Mc Dowell T.D., in response to recent commentary from various sources on the issues of asylum and deportations, much of which has portrayed a grossly inaccurate picture of developments in this area, has today issued the following briefing which provides the real facts about developments in this area.
- 24/01/2005 Minister announces measures to speed up asylum and deportation process
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Michael McDowell, T.D., today announced that new arrangements for the speedier processing of asylum applications will come into operation with effect from Tuesday next, 25 January 2005.