Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Department of Justice and Equality
Direct Provision Data
As requested by the Deputy, the table below provides a breakdown by county of those who have been granted a legal status to remain in the State and who are residing in accommodation provided by the International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) of my Department. The figures relate to the position as of 28 November 2019.
My Department has a specific team who work in collaboration with DePaul Ireland, the Jesuit Refugee Service, the Peter McVerry Trust, officials in the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, and the City and County Managers Association to collectively support residents with status or permission to remain to access housing options.
Since the beginning of this year, a total of 732 people have transitioned out of accommodation centres. Approximately 500 of these people moved with the assistance of the services and supports outlined above.