There are over 4.309 people in direct provision.
Would you like to help clear the backlog?
Caroline Reid writes:
As you may know, the Irish Refugee Council and Doras Luimní are asking for people in the asylum backlog to have their cases resolved in a one-off scheme that will draw a line under a system that has left people languishing for years.
This proposed one off scheme sets out the different categories that people fall under, and how and why each of them should be included in a scheme to grant them some form of status in Ireland as soon as possible.
People in the system now need to know that the end of this prolonged nightmare is in sight. That can only be done by those still in the system being given decisions that allow them to remain in Ireland and to get on with their lives.
People are encouraged to take pen to paper to write their own letter of support to the Minister/ newspaper/ TDs outlining why they are supporting the scheme. Letter templates are available via the website here) Alternatively they can email firstname.lastname@example.org for some campaign postcards.