UCD law lecturer Dr Liam Thornton tweets from the High Court as Judge Colm MacEochaidh delivers his judgement on the challenge taken by a family of two against the direct provision system.
The family of two, a mother and child, took the action, arguing that the direct provision system is unconstitutional.
The family have been in direct provision centres for more than four years. They claimed the system was unlawfully established, has no legal basis, continues to operate unlawfully, violating the Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights. They also claimed the work ban and blanket ban on receiving social welfare payments breaches personal, family and equality rights under the Constitution.