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Counter Culture / May 20, 2022

Plans to abolish direct provision have been delayed

Counter Culture / May 20, 2022

Plans to abolish direct provision have been delayed

Words: Eva O’Beirne

The government’s plan to end direct provision has hit ‘unavoidable delays’ as staff responsible have been placed in charge of Ukrainian refugees.

A briefing note prepared by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, which has responsibility for the direct provision system, shows the government has hit setbacks when it comes to abolishing the direct provision system as it promised in a white paper published last year.

The news comes as the Abolish Direct Provision Campaign have reported that refugees are being housed in the Red Cow Moran Hotel in Dublin 22 on chairs and the floor for around 100 euro per night.

Activists have repeatedly called out the double standard for Ukrainian refugees in comparison to those who currently reside in Direct Provision, especially when it comes to education fees for students and access to driver’s licences.

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