Interculturalism and Immigration Reform? Integration Policy in Ireland

Interculturalism and Immigration Reform? Integration Policy in Ireland

It has been an interesting time for asylum and immigration policy in Ireland. Last week saw the publication of the MacMahon Report on Direct Provision (read Liam Thornton’s analysis here), then, at the weekend, leaked documents  provided some insight into Ireland’s “hands-off” approach to early EU negotiations on search and rescue in the Mediterranean. Yesterday,(…)

LLM in Law with socio-legal focus at DCU

The School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (DCU) invites applications for its taught Masters in law (LLM). The School is unique in the Irish academic legal landscape for its core “law and society” research theme and its focus on socio-legal studies. DCU’s LLM in Law specifically sets out to be different from(…)

PILA Seminar: The Duty of the State in Constitutional Cases– 7 July, Dublin

PILA Seminar: The Duty of the State in Constitutional Cases– 7 July, Dublin

Following their recent book, ‘Public interest litigation and social change in South Africa: Strategies, tactics and lessons’, Gilbert Marcus SC and Nick Ferreira are visiting Dublin to share learning in public interest litigation. Date:                     7 July 2015 Time:                    5.30pm – 7pm Venue:                 The Morrison Hotel, Lower Ormond Quay Marcus and Ferreira will explore the duty(…)

The Greek Financial Crisis and the Rhetoric of Emergency

The Greek Financial Crisis and the Rhetoric of Emergency

Since 2008, a new economic crisis in Europe appears on the horizon every few months. The current negotiations surrounding Greece’s possible exit from the Eurozone seems different, however; it appears that the emergency as finally come to a head. Over these past seven years or so, the rhetoric of emergency has been frequently used by(…)

The Direct Provision Report: A Missed Opportunity

The Direct Provision Report: A Missed Opportunity

You can find my preliminary analysis, including a full summary of the core recommendations from the McMahon Report on the Protection Process and Direct Provision System here.  You can access the McMahon Report here. From an initial reading and examination of this report, in my view, this is a report of two halves. One half(…)

The Direct Provision Report: Summary of Recommendations on Accommodation Standards

The Direct Provision Report: Summary of Recommendations on Accommodation Standards

You can find my preliminary analysis of the McMahon Report on the Protection Process and Direct Provision System here. You can access the McMahon Report here. The Working Group has made a number of unqualified recommendations, qualified recommendations and requests for further reviews of different aspects of direct provision accommodation. The Unqualified Recommendations These recommendations(…)

The Direct Provision Report: The “Five Year” Rule

The Direct Provision Report: The “Five Year” Rule

You can find my preliminary analysis of the McMahon Report on the Protection Process and Direct Provision System here. You can access the McMahon Report here. The focus on speedy determination of asylum claims is nothing new. In the 2002 Programme for Government, the Fianna Fail and Progressive Democrat coalition stated (optimistically): “We will ensure(…)

The Direct Provision Report: The People Impacted

The Direct Provision Report: The People Impacted

You can find my preliminary analysis of the McMahon Report on the Protection Process and Direct Provision System here. You can access the McMahon Report here. The McMahon Report is one of the first attempts by the State to systematically explore the total numbers of persons who are in the protection process and leave to(…)

The Direct Provision Report: An Overview and Introduction

The Direct Provision Report: An Overview and Introduction

You can find my preliminary analysis of the McMahon Report on the Protection Process and Direct Provision System here. You can access the McMahon Report here. The Working Group Report on the Protection System and Direct Provision (McMahon Report) report was released on June 30 2015. The McMahon Report provides a significant number of recommendations(…)

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