Cabinet to approve €75 extra payment for unaccommodated asylum seekers

The new payments will be an additional €75 a week on top of the €38.80 currently paid, totalling €113.80 a week

Homeless refugees camping outside the International Protection Office on Mount Street in Dublin

International protection applicants who cannot be accommodated by the state will be paid a rate of €113.80 a week, under new plans being brought to cabinet today.

The new payments will see an additional €75 a week added to the €38.80 currently being paid. The payments are intended to try and assist those asylum seekers who will not be provided with accommodation by the state, under emergency plans agreed by Roderic O’Gorman, the Minister for ...