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I was struck when reading the @OCO_ireland #NoPlaceLikeHome report that many of the sleeping arrangements in hubs would be deemed overcrowding under s.63 of Housing Act 1966: 2 persons of different genders, over the age of 10 and not in a relationship, sleeping in the same room
I made this same point more than 10 years ago about #DirectProvision accommodation in the @flacireland 'One Size Doesn't Fit All' report:…
The existing legislation for families experiencing homelessness is not child-centred nor child-friendly and must be amended to ensure that children's best interests are at the heart of decisions around where their family is accommodated #NoChild2020
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Today marks the 19th year of the formal establishment of the system of #directprovision in Ireland . The system of #directprovision provides no-choice communal accommodation, meals and a weekly allowance of €38.80 (adult) & €29.80 (child), to those who claim asylum in Ireland.
In 1995, there were 424 applications for asylum, which increased in subsequent years, to 424 ('95), 1,179 ('96), 3,383 ('97) and 4,626 ('98) asylum applications #directprovision Based on media reports, @welfare_ie stated the welfare system was being abused in 1997.
The @DeptJusticeIRL stated that the newspaper report was not accurate, and simply of the @Independent_ie 's own making (#fakenews was never just the preserve of the internet) #directprovision
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Thread: There's been lots of interest in the toiletries for #DirectProvision drive that @BelltableLimk facilitated this weekend. This is a short thread of how it worked. If you can replicate in your town, city, county - please do. It is a small gesture to us, ppl living freely...
@BelltableLimk in Ireland and makes a huge difference to those living in #DirectProvision on E21 per week. So, our artist in residence @KatieOKelly1 made connections in the three Dp centres in Limerick city and county when researching her new play. We staged a work in progress reading with...
@BelltableLimk @KatieOKelly1 a panel discussion where @donnahsvuma spoke so eloquently, with such urgency and clarity, about her and her children's lives in #DirectProvision. We were all energised by the desire to help those who came to Ireland looking for a better life for themselves and their children...
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Last week the Seanad approved a bill giving refugees and asylum seekers the right to family reunification, also known as chain migration. This will dramatically increase the number of migrants in #Ireland. #Lisdoonvarna #DirectProvision
The Justice Minister already has discretionary powers to permit family members of a refugee to be admitted, and the government (which opposes the Seanad bill) is currently implementing an alternative unification programme: FRHAP.
The International Protection Act 2017 (Family Reunification) will open Ireland up to chain migration more than other much bigger European countries. #Lisdoonvarna @DirectProvision
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