At the moment, people waiting for decisions on their asylum applications lose all kinds of assistance – not just housing – if they find an alternative place to live.
Tag: direct provision
With System for Housing People Seeking Asylum Overburdened, State has Turned to “Temporary” Centres with Lower Standards
At one temporary centre in Clondalkin, parents have been pressing for months for spaces for their kids to play and study.
A Woman Welder from Cameroon Finds the Industry Unwelcoming
Vivian Agwe thought there’d be more women welders in Ireland, but more than 90 percent of those working in skilled trades here are men.
For Asylum-Seeking Parents, An Extra Layer of Anxiety at the School Gates
Some parents living communally in a direct-provision centre in the city say they’re especially worried about the possibility that Covid-19 will spread from schools to their accommodation.
People Seeking Asylum Say They’re Funnelled Into Low-Paid Temp Work, Unable to Use Their Skills
Restrictions on jobs asylum seekers can hold, and a need to renew their permission to work every six months, mean it’s hard to get a permanent, high-skilled job, some job seekers say.
Issue 31: By Charlot Kristensen
This month’s cover, “Invisible”, is about the direct-provision system in Ireland.
Evgeny: My First Pride Parade Wasn’t Quite What I’d Hoped For
“It was odd that we had to wait for two hours for corporations’ advertisements – that they were given priority,” writes asylum seeker Evgeny Shtorn.
In Direct Provision, It Can Be Hard to Invite a Friend Over for a Cup of Tea
The government restricts the rights of asylum seekers living in direct-provision centres – often for years – to have visitors. “It’s not a good life,” says Ellie Kisyombe.
A New Publisher Seeks Ethnic Minority, and Other, Voices
Skein Press want “new, fresh thought-provoking writing”, says Gráinne Shanley O’Toole, one of the founders. They just launched their first book.
Andy: Direct Provision Is a Human Rights Issue, Not an Economic One
Some critics of Direct Provision highlight the potential economic contribution that is being wasted, but that is not the main reason the system is wrong, writes UCD lecturer Andy Storey.