Cashing in on direct provision

The direct provision system, which processes asylum seekers in this country, is a lucrative business for those who run it. But who exactly owns these firms, and how much money do they make?

19th May, 2019
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As the number of asylum seekers in Ireland grows and controversy increases around plans to house more in small villages around the country, a profitable asylum industry has emerged. A small number of firms have made big profits by converting hostels, hotels, convents, bed and breakfasts and mobile homes into direct provision centres. The offshore corporate structures of some of them means that the amount of public money being turned into profit by the industry...

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