Direct Provision

Target of ending direct provision by 2024 set to be dropped

The Department of Children is under severe pressure following the arrival of 44,000 Ukrainian refugees in Ireland

Roderic O’Gorman, the Minister for Children: said that the new plan to abolish direct provision will take account of the delays that have arisen ‘as a consequence of the Ukraine crisis’. Picture: RollingNews

The government is expected to drop its target of getting international protection applicants out of direct provision centres by the end of 2024 due to the Ukrainian refugee crisis.

The Department of Children has been under severe pressure due to the need to source accommodation for the majority of the 44,000 Ukrainian refugees that have arrived here, as well as around 7,000 additional international protection applicants this year.

The aim, set out in a government ...