Do You Live In Direct Provision?


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From an online survey by Nasc

The Irish Immigrant Support Centre NASC writes:

In June 2016, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald stated that the Government had implemented 91 of the 173 recommendations of the Working Group on the Protection Process and Direct Provision (the ‘McMahon Report’), and has committed to implementing the remainder (bar the right to work) in the near future.

Nasc are conducting a brief survey to get feedback from direct provision residents on what, if anything, has changed in the last year.

Those who wish to take part in the survey can do so here

Previously: A Gesture To 1916

26 thoughts on “Do You Live In Direct Provision?

  1. human

    Lets be honest they should take what they get or ride off into the sunset… I hear Germany is the place to be for handouts :)

      1. Nigel

        Meh. Came across as forced and insincere. It’d pass because the bar is so low, but it completely lacked conviction.

      1. rory

        I’m making the assumption that people in direct provision aren’t able to afford smartphones on €19.10 per week.

        1. The Real Jane

          Well maybe they can afford a couple of euro in an internet cafe. As I say, they aren’t in prison, they are allowed out the door.

        2. Bob

          Smart phones can be fairly cheap and some of them may have brought them with them when they entered the country.

    1. Cathy

      Please tell me there are internet capable computers and WIFI for devices provided in direct provision centres.

      1. rory

        I’m finding it hard to find out. According to the Irish Refugee Council their €19.10 allowance* “must cover any additional school expenses, clothing, footwear, toiletries, phone credit, internet access, etc.”

        There are no facilities for preparing meals in the vast majority of centres. So i’m not sure if they’d have internet facilities.

        *(Thats the only money they can get. “Asylum seekers are not permitted to work in Ireland, therefore they are forced to depend on the state.”)

    2. rotide

      Rory, My initial comment was just a joke (i crack myself up) but I don’t find your questions annoying. The exact same thought occured to me.

      What this entire exchange proves is that for all the SJW’ing that goes on about the plight of people in DP, it seems that no one actually knows much about it in a practical sense. I’m not saying they DON’T have it tough, Living in DP can’t be a bed of rose by any stretch, but the fact that no one knows if they even have WiFi in these centres makes me question a lot of the stuff that gets posted here about it (by that i mean the comments, not the articles)

    1. rory

      Is that a statement of fact or just mockery?
      I’m a bit baffled by people taking issue with my question. The living conditions in direct provision aren’t supposed to be great. Broadsheet has covered this subject already.

      1. fluffybiscuits

        Its a mockery…I know that conditions are awful but they could have internet access in the centres.

        NASC would be well aware of the issues involved, if internet access was an issue they might have called to the centres directly…

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