Irish Immigration Blog

NEED FOR EFFECTIVE ASYLUM REFORM

In an opinion piece in today’s Irish Times, Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness highlights the staggering backlog of 1,400 asylum and immigration cases waiting to be heard in the High Court and calls for a robust asylum system that will save time, money and promote fairness. Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness highlights […]

The Equality Authority Report on 2010

The Equality Authority of Ireland launched its 2010 Annual Report yesterday (9th August) in Dublin. Speaking at the launch, Ms Angela Kerins, the Chairperson of the Equality Authority, highlighted the importance of continuing to promote equality, by maximising the resources available as a key element of Ireland’s economic recovery, “Foreign […]

ZAMBRANO UPDATE

ZAMBRANO HIGH COURT LIST The cases in the High Court “Zambrano List” were listed yesterday before Mr Justice Cooke. Counsel for the State indicated that letters had been sent by the Minister to each applicant requesting further information/documents to be submitted in order to fully assess applicants for residency pursuant […]

EU TREATY RIGHTS AND SHAM MARRAIGES

 MINISTER SHATTER’S RECENT STATEMENT ON SHAM MARRAIGES The INIS press release of the 9th June 2011, entitled “Sham marriages leading to abuse of free movement rights ”  summarizes Minister Shatter’s recent speech to the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxemburg.  The Minister informed the Council of the “highly irregular” […]

Newsflash! Important changes to citizenship applications

 ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW PROCEDURES FOR CITIZENSHIP APPLICATIONS The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, T.D., recently issued a statement setting out details of new changes to be introduced to the citizenship application procedure. The most significant change for applicants is bound to be the reduction in the application […]

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