President hits out at lack of Government commitment to end Direct Provision

President hits out at lack of Government commitment to end Direct Provision

The President Michael D Higgins has questioned why the Programme for Government has no commitment to end the Direct Provision for asylum seekers.

The President has questioned why the Programme for Government has no commitment to end the Direct Provision for asylum seekers. during talks on forming a government.

The recent McMahon report into Direct Provision calls for an end to the system.

But in an interview with the Irish Times, the President noted that the Programme for Government does not contain any commitments on the issue.

President Higgins has described the proposals of the McMahon report as "reasonable and practical".


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