18 Jun 2019, 10.49

Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9am, the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality will meet to discuss direct provision for the fourth and final time before publishing a report on the topic in the autumn.

On Friday, the committee visited two direct provision centres, one in Mosney, Co Louth and a second located at St Patrick’s Accommodation Centre outside of Monaghan town.  

On Wednesday, Officials from Department of Justice and Equality are due before the committee to give their insight on Direct Provision, and answer questions from committee members.

Ahead of the meeting Committee Chairman Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD said:  “The Committee has been engaged in a significant amount of work in relation to direct provision and the international protection application process, and I would also like to thank the 140 individuals and stakeholder organisations who have submitted written submissions with respect to this topic.”

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD concluded: “The joint committee has long since identified immigration and the crises faced by people fleeing war and conflict as one of the priority issues for address in the course of our work programme. We will produce a Report and Recommendations on this important issue when the Dáil returns for the autumn session”.

The meeting in Committee Room 2 can be viewed live here

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