‘Trapped’ in direct provision


Sir, – You report that 1,640 people are “trapped” in direct provision because of the rent crisis (“Number ‘trapped’ in direct provision due to rental crisis increases by 60 per cent”, News, December 22nd).

A sizeable cohort of these should not be there in the first place as they have failed the protection process for both asylum and subsidiary protection, but have nevertheless been given permission to remain.

This is common practice.

In 2019, of all the decisions made at first instance over 14 per cent were of that nature. – Yours, etc,



Control Platform,

Dublin 2.