Replacing Direct Provision

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This morning.

Direct Provision, a ‘temporary measure’ introduced in 2000 to process asylum seekers, may be replaced.

Via The Irish Times:

A “groundbreaking” accommodation scheme and asylum process forecast to cost millions less than the current direct provision system has been proposed to replace it by a Government expert group, The Irish Times has learned.

It’s understood the proposed model will cost €35.9 million less than what direct provision cost in 2019.

It proposes that first instance decisions on asylum applications be made within six months, as is required under the European Communities recast Reception Conditions Directive, which Ireland opted into in July 2018.

Under the new system, asylum seekers will spend up to three months in a State-owned reception centre where they undergo a vulnerability assessment, receive legal advice and begin their application for international protection.

Applicants will then be transferred to own-door accommodation which will be overseen by local authorities through a separate housing budget

Groundbreaking’ direct provision replacement forecast to save millions (irish Times)

Pic: Masi

9 thoughts on “Replacing Direct Provision

  1. Mr .T

    “a separate housing budget”

    So the new system will cost less, because the housing portion is technically a separate budget?

  2. scottser

    ‘a state owned reception centre’?
    dinny is licking his lips at the thought of another fat contract.

  3. Vanessanelle

    Well at least Roderic O’Gorman got this one sorted,
    or at the very least has made a decent go at it

    Is he in the gig even 6 months?
    Had great faith in this guy btw

  4. GiggidyGoo

    “It proposes that first instance decisions on asylum applications be made within six months, as is required under the European Communities recast Reception Conditions Directive, which Ireland opted into in July 2018.”

    And there’s the rub. If a decision is made against any particular person, that is appealed, and appealed. In the meantime, during appeals, do the other measures then kick in?

    “Under the new system, asylum seekers will spend up to three months in a State-owned reception centre where they undergo a vulnerability assessment, receive legal advice and begin their application for international protection.

    Applicants will then be transferred to own-door accommodation which will be overseen by local authorities through a separate housing budget”

  5. Owen Evan

    We are not bad people either, we just want our appeal system to be enforced. All failed seekers to be returned. Genuine ones allowed stay. Simple.

  6. H

    I could be wrong, so please correct me if I am, but weren’t they only supposed to be in the current system for a few months while their application was being processed?

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