Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality

Direct Provision and the International Protection Application Process: Discussion (Resumed)

Photo of Jim O'CallaghanJim O'Callaghan (Dublin Bay South, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

Both organisations have recommended that direct provision should be abolished. If the committee is to make a recommendation like that, we must figure out what will replace it. We have an obligation to provide shelter and comfort to people coming to the country seeking protection. Is this a housing problem? Is there a concern because we cannot really sort out the housing problem in the country at present?


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