Just one prosecution in four years for failing to produce passport on arrival in Ireland
Just one of the several thousand people who arrived in Ireland without a valid travel document in recent years faced related criminal charges.
Refugees from ‘safe’ countries must have their cases heard fairly, says immigration lawyer
Junior Minister Sean Fleming also said that people coming from countries deemed safe may have genuine reason to seek asylum.
ECHR right to shelter case will affect Irish policy
Stephen Kirwan explores the potential impact of the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Camara v Belgium – specifically how it might affect the approach of the Irish authorities to the accommodation of international protection applicants.
When Announcing a New Restrictive Migration Policy in July, the Department of Justice Used Inaccurate Figures
In a press release on 18 July, the Department of Justice said that nearly 6,500 people had applied here for asylum between January 2021 and January 2022.
The Government Says It’s Bringing in Stricter Asylum Checks, but What Does that Mean?
Stephen Kirwan, Partner at KOD Lyons Solicitors speaks out about the government's asylum checks and the effects of bringing in different boarder procedures.
KOD Lyons promotes Katie Dowling to associate
KOD Lyons has promoted Katie Dowling to associate in the Dublin-based firm’s criminal law department.
National rollout of ‘unlawful’ school assessments halted
Gareth Noble, Partner at KOD Lyons Solicitors shares his concerns over pausing educational assessments for children with additional needs.
NCSE trying to ‘bounce’ legal obligations to children with disabilities onto principals
Gareth Noble, Partner at KOD Lyons Solicitors speaks out about leaving the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) very vulnerable, as they have been accused of attempting to 'bounce' its legal responsibilities and obligations to children with disabilities onto school principals.