Housing crisis stopping 600 asylum seekers from leaving direct provision centres

Housing crisis stopping 600 asylum seekers from leaving direct provision centres

More than 600 people who have been granted asylum in Ireland cannot leave their direct provision accommodation.

The country's housing crisis means they cannot get new homes, so the Department of Justice says it is allowing them to stay in the centres on "humanitarian grounds".

It released the figures to the Irish Times.

The people affected are reportedly facing problems with the level of rent allowance, and getting accommodation with a landlord who accepts it.


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