Seanad debates

Thursday, 28 November 2019

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

 

10:30 am

Photo of Jennifer Murnane O'ConnorJennifer Murnane O'Connor (Fianna Fail)

I raise the issue of the system that is broken. Lalini Veerassamy, chief of mission of the International Organisation for Migration in Ireland, said direct provision is not bad but she believes standards can be improved. Direct provision is what we have but it is not good enough. It is not right at all. It might be good enough as a first port but it cannot be a forever home. To read yesterday that there are still 700 people living in direct provision centres who are legally allowed -----

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