Adults in direct provision will soon be allowed to work, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said.
Speaking in the Seanad, Mr Flanagan said the direct provision system has been “wholly unsatisfactory”.
“All states have to set and implement rules about people coming to the state. Asylum seekers must apply for international protection status under international law on defined grounds.’’
Mr Flanagan added that the system guaranteed that every person who walked into the international protection office would have a bed, food, a shower, medical care, information and access to a wide range of services.
Isn’t that nice, every person he says? What about the thousands of Irish homeless on our streets? Do they get a bed, food, a shower, medical care, information and access to a wide range of services?
Really sickening reading that isn’t it. The expression ‘paint your face black and you’ll get everything’ was never more true than now.