Direct provision system is broken - let’s fix it

Building high-quality temporary homes for people seeking asylum would allow them live in dignity and comfort

On October 11, the residents of the Towers Direct Provision Centre in Clondalkin received some very bad news. The Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) informed them that the centre was closing on December 3. Fazyard, the company in charge, was not in a position to extend its contract.

On the same day, Fazyard director Sean Lyons posted on the Towers notice board. He took issue with the RIA’s claim. He was willing to ...