Monday November 30, 2020

No easy solution to direct provision problem

The state’s housing of asylum seekers and their children in privately run centres has been rightfully criticised

22nd November, 2020
Now the divisions on what to do about replacing direct provision have been laid bare PIcture: RollingNews.ie

One of the boldest commitments in the programme for government is the abolition of the existing system of direct provision.

The state’s housing of asylum seekers and their children in privately run centres has been extensively criticised as the long drawn out asylum process – with frequent court challenges – can leave families languishing there for years.

The Green Party insisted on a change in direction in the programme for government. It succeeded...

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