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  • 15/10/2018   Minister Flanagan announces Special Scheme allowing certain non-EEA nationals to apply for permission to remain in the State
    he Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., has today announced the launch of a new scheme which will allow a certain non EEA nationals who came to Ireland to study between January 2005 and December 2010, to apply for permission to remain in the State. The Scheme addresses a significant cohort of people who have been in the State for a long number of years and who form part of the “undocumented” persons in the State by virtue of them having moved from a position of having permission to be in the State some years ago to having fallen out of permission and provides a pathway for this particular group of peoplerecognised as settled migrants and is open to non-EEA nationals resident in the State who held a valid student permission during the period of 1 January 2005 and 31 December 2010 and who have not in the intervening period acquired an alternative immigration permission.
  • 12/10/2018   Minister Flanagan attends the Justice and Home Affairs Council meetings in Luxembourg
    The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan T.D. attended the Justice and Home Affairs Council meetings in Luxembourg with his European counterparts on the 11th and 12th of October, 2018. Topics for discussion included a new procedure for gathering electronic evidence within the EU (e-evidence), insolvency, fundamental rights, and migration, including the European border and coast guard. There was also an item on securing European elections from data misuse.
  • 11/10/2018   Minister Flanagan attends EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meetings in Luxembourg
    The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, will today attend the Justice and Home Affairs Council meetings in Luxembourg with his European counterparts. Topics for discussion include a new procedure for gathering electronic evidence within the EU (e-evidence), insolvency, fundamental rights, and migration including the European border and coast guard. There will also be an item on securing European elections from data misuse.
  • 22/09/2018   Minister of State Stanton speaks at “Promoting Political Participation of Migrants in Cork” event
    The Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration at the Department of Justice and Equality, Mr. David Stanton T.D., today participated in “Promoting Political Engagement: Cork” at Millennium Hall, City Hall, Cork. The event brings together members of the migrant community with a panel of representatives from Irish political parties and groupings and seeks to inspire and equip participants to spread some key message among their communities.
  • 10/09/2018   Minister Flanagan welcomes new Irish citizens at Citizenship Ceremony in National Concert Hall
    The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has today congratulated some 480 new Irish citizens originating from 68 countries at a Citizenship Ceremony in the National Concert Hall in Dublin.
  • 16/08/2018   Launch of consultation process on draft National Standards for Accommodation offered to People in the Protection Process
    The Department of Justice and Equality is today launching a consultation process on draft National Standards for Accommodation offered to People in the Protection Process. The standards, once finalised, will govern services provided to those in the protection process by contractors working on behalf of Reception and Integration Agency (RIA).
  • 02/08/2018   Minister Stanton announces €500,000 Community Integration Fund 2018
    Mr. David Stanton, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, today announced the projects that will receive funding under the 2018 Communities Integration Fund. 115 organisations nationwide will receive grants of up to €5,000 each for activities to support the integration of migrants within our communities. The total amount awarded is just over €500,000.
  • 27/06/2018   Ministers Flanagan and Stanton announce enhanced access to the labour market for asylum seekers
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  • 21/05/2018   Ministers Flanagan and Stanton congratulate 3,500 new Irish citizens from over 120 countries
    The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, and the Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD, will today (Monday) congratulate approximately 3,500 new Irish citizens originating from over 120 countries across three Citizenship Ceremonies in the Killarney Convention Centre, Co Kerry.
  • 21/05/2018   Minister Flanagan announces continuing growth in numbers living in Ireland for work or study, and ongoing rise in tourist visa applications
    The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, today published ‘Immigration in Ireland: Annual Review 2017’. The publication includes updated statistics for all aspects of immigration in Ireland, and also identifies key policy and operational developments during 2017 as well as some areas of future focus.
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