Yesterday evening.

It was announced that people living in the direct provision system will have their welfare payments increased – by €2.50 per week for adults, to €21.60; and by €6 per week for children, to €21.60.

Further to this…

The Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI) writes:

What a slap on the face from Leo Varadkar, just days after coming to office. This not what we, as people living in poverty under the system of Direct Provision, want. Is he really serious, how can our lives improve from this, realistically speaking?

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13 thoughts on “How Much?

      1. dav

        henry woods only understands that the asylum seeker is different to him and therefore must be feared and hated..

  1. MoyestWithExcitement

    Yeah but aren’t his parents a great bunch of lads! His da is a socialist, he says! That makes me feel much better about treating human beings as pets in quarantine.

  2. Happy Molloy

    How much they get per week means nothing, getting them off the waiting lists is the priority

  3. Ben Redmond

    Adult asylum seekers need to have something to do. They lose self-esteem being cooped up in a hostel, unable to better themselves and their families. They should be entitled to seek paid work 6 months after seeking asylum.

  4. Weldoninhio

    Once your asylum claim is turned down you should be repatriated within 7 days. The current system of appeal after appeal all paid for by the Irish taxpayer is ridiculous. If you are a genuine asylum seeker, fine. If not, seeya later.

    1. Jake38

      +1. Spot on. The endless legal gravy train of appeal after appeal paid for by the taxpayer.

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