You Are Cordially Invited


Lissywollen Direct Provision centre for asylum seekers, Athlone, Co Westmeath

By Friday, May 24.

“Stakeholders and interested parties” can send written submissions about issues concerning Direct Provision and the international protection application process to the Committee on Justice and Equality.

The committee writes:

In particular, the committee wishes to consider what can be done in the short to medium term to improve the:

welfare and conditions of people living in the direct provision system.

efficiency of the current system of processing international protection claims, in order to bring policies, practices and laws into line with international best practice and standards.

The committee also wishes to look beyond the current system of direct provision in Ireland and consider whether there are better models or alternatives we could pursue.

The Committee will commence a series of public hearings on these issues on 22 May 2019, with a view to publishing a report in the autumn.

The committee has asked that submissions are sent in an electronic document (PDF/MS Word or equivalent) to

It has said submissions in hard copy format will not be accepted.

It’s also asked that the submissions are not sent to individual committee members.

For more information see here

3 thoughts on “You Are Cordially Invited

  1. Mickey Twopints

    This is an opportunity to have an input, folks. It’s only three weeks away so put those thinking shoes on.

  2. small ads

    So people in direct provision who don’t have access to computers can’t write a few sheets of a report on their personal situation and send it in?

  3. Truth in the News

    Ten Thousand homeless who don’t even have the facility of direct provision is the
    place gone nuts and has anyone asked how some of the occupants got here
    given that we are an island nation, there is something awry about the entire policy
    of immigration control

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