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