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Oireachtas Committee Report on Direct Provision system calls for increase in allowance and independent inspections

Date Published: 08-05-2015

A report from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions states that Ireland’s Direct Provision system “is not fit for purpose and requires robust independent oversight”.

The report calls for the extension of the remits of the Office of the Ombudsman and the Ombudsman for Children as well as the Freedom of Information Acts to include the Direct Provision System.

The current Direct Provision System was established 15 years ago (April 2000).  There are currently approximately 4,360 people resident in the Direct Provision System, one-third are children.

The Report makes 19 separate recommendations for the consideration of other Oireachtas committees.

For more information:

Read Press Release by Joint Oireachtas Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions.

Download Report on Direct Provision by Joint Oireachtas Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions.

See Reception Directive (Directive 2003/9/EC).

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