Living in Limbo
Increased media attention has been drawn to the lives of those living under the Direct Provision system in Ireland. On Wednesday September 17th, Ronan Mullin put a motion before the Seanad calling for changes in the operation of the Direct Provision system.
“In big ways and little ways, human dignity is disregarded,” he said adding the people are sharing rooms “in a way that hasn’t been seen in Ireland since the 19th century.”
Senator Mullen’s motion calls on the Government to establish female-only and family-only reception centres, grant the right to seek employment and give leave to people in the system for four years already to remain in the State.
Miriam Gormally met him in Leinster House, shortly before he put the motion before the Seanad to find out more.