Children protesting at the Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre in Cork in 2014
Further to the announcement that the weekly allowance to asylum seeker children is to be increased from €9.60 to €16.60…
The Irish Refugee Council writes:
[Junior Justice Minister Aodhán] Ó Ríordáin said yesterday the welfare of children was of paramount importance, and the obvious priority was on their wellbeing.
“Living a life in direct provision is no life for a child. Given our own history of child incarceration and institutions, this was an obvious focus,” he said.
So they double the allowance for children for the first time in 15 years and they continue to live their lives in institutions?