A child at a protest over the direct provision system in Limerick last August
You may know the asylum seeker/direct provision review report is due to be published later today.
“The report is expected to propose that new asylum seekers should have the right to work after nine months of seeking refugee status. At present, Ireland is one of just two EU member states with a blanket working ban on all asylum seekers.”
“Another key proposal may lead to residency for more than 3,000 asylum seekers who have spent five years waiting for their claims to be dealt with by Irish authorities. Many of the proposals hinge on the introduction of a new streamlined asylum process, aimed at processing claims within a six- to nine-month period.”
Previously: Shutting Out The Asylum Seekers