Full Refugee Status

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Above from left: Minister of State with Responsibility for Law Reform James Browne TD; Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys TD; and Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Roderic O’Gorman

This afternoon

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.

The Government has agreed to provide up to 500 additional places for Afghan family members.More than 670 Afghan nationals have already been granted permission to reside in the State this year.

Via RTÉ:

Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys said the new reunification scheme announced today will apply to family members who are vulnerable in Afghanistan or who have fled to a neighbouring country.

She said the Government is very conscious of the plight faced by people in Afghanistan following the takeover of the Taliban.

Ms Humphreys said that more admissions under existing schemes are also expected in the weeks and months ahead.

The Government said it will be up to the Afghan people in Ireland to apply to get their relatives here.


Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Roderic O’Gorman said that almost 400 humanitarian visas have been issued following the takeover of the Taliban, with 150 of those visa holders already in Ireland.

He said these visas are being given to frontline human rights’ defenders, people who work in supporting women’s non-governmental organisations, journalists, members of the LGBTI+ community, and those who are particularly vulnerable to the Taliban takeover.

Mr O’Gorman said these people have full refugee status on their arrival in Ireland.

The minister said those arriving from Afghanistan will not go into direct provision.

Govt to provide up to 500 extra places for Afghan family members (RTÉ)


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17 thoughts on “Full Refugee Status

  1. AssPants

    Ok sounds like a fair distribution of visas; they have been given to women, women NGO, journalists and members of the LGBT community and those particularly vulnerable of the Taliban.

    So will a male 40+ get a visa?

    Why can they not gives these visa out to people, just people; no damn labels; regular people.

    How long more do we have to put up with being labelled before we get back to being label free?

    1. Zaccone

      If there are a limited number of visas to be given out it makes perfect sense to prioritize those at most risk to be fair.

    2. K. Cavan

      Well, AssPants, as the somewhat apologetic boss, coerced into enforcing infantile Woke dogma, said to his employees “you’ll just have to get used to it”.

        1. chris

          Like a rabid dog, out with the slogans. Zero empathy for the horrendous treatment of the women in the article of course. It says a lot about you.

          1. chris

            There’s nothing poor about me, for I’m rich in spirit. You on the other hand, well your own words (or slogans you’ve adopted) make it very clear for those who have eyes to see.

  2. K. Cavan

    The USA’s imperialist adventures in the Afghanistan region have ended up achieving nothing & it’s back to it’s natural state, Islam & Tribalism, so Globalist dogma insists every country help clean up the USA’s mess. Come on man!
    If the US has the money for the guns, they can afford not to strand these poor people in a hellhole like Ireland.


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