Refugees and Jobs?
Applying for refuge status in Ireland is a long and drawn out ordeal. While waiting news people live in what is known as direct provision. This usually means very basic food provisions and often-overcrowded accommodation, plus a weekly allowance of 19euro a week. These conditions have been strongly criticised by the Vincentian refuge centre as not giving people a real opportunity to integrate. Miriam Gormally met Turan, from the centre, to ask what he thought of the direct provision provided by the state.