The system is due to be dismantled by 2024.
The Government's plan to abolish Direct Provision by 2024 is a "pipe-dream", according to a body representing asylum seekers in Ireland.
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission will today warn the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Public Petitions that the Government’s white paper on direct provision is "already behind schedule".
Spokesperson for the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland Bulelani Mfaco says 4,000 people are currently waiting to see receive guidance on their asylum:
The Joint Committee on Public Petitions, chaired by Deputy @Browne4Dail, will meet tomorrow to consider petitions from members of the public, and resume discussions on Direct Provision and related matters with @_IHREC and @LawSocIreland. #seeforyourself https://t.co/9r12akbNiS pic.twitter.com/MhjkPvZVXW— Houses of the Oireachtas - Tithe an Oireachtais (@OireachtasNews) September 15, 2021
Asylum seekers living in Direct Provision have been left with "no hope".
And, Bulelani Mfaco says, Government plans are behind schedule