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Online Information Sessions

In April and June, Doras delivered four practical online information sessions to help rights holders, service providers and anyone interested in immigration and integration to better understand important areas for migrants and protection applicants.

Recordings from sessions on Citizenship, Family Reunification, Immigration Status/Stamps and Housing and Tenancy Rights as well as information from each session translated into Arabic, French and Pashto can be accessed via

Reflections on 21 Years of Direct Provision

Direct provision came into existence 21 years ago, on 10th April 2000, as a temporary arrangement to accommodate people seeking asylum in Ireland. Since then, the Irish State has consistently failed to uphold the human rights of people who come here seeking international protection. Despite report after report highlighting the failures of the system, over 7,000 people still live in institutional settings with their dignity and rights undermined. The 2020 report of the Advisory Group on the provision of support, including accommodation, to persons in the international protection process advised that it is not fit for purpose and should be abolished. That message has been consistently conveyed to successive governments over the last 21 years. And yet, Direct Provision remains…

…We have charted some of the significant changes and campaigns over the 21 years of Direct Provision, from one of the first reports in January 2001 that documented the experiences of child poverty and social exclusion amongst asylum seekers living in Direct Provision, to the February 2021 White Paper by government that promises to end it…

View our timeline and read our full statement on 21 years of Direct Provision, including calls to reduce the backlog in cases and grant permission to remain for people in the system for two years or more here.

Doras Report – Getting Right to Work


In March 2021, Doras published a new report – Getting Right to Work: Access to Employment and Decent Work for International Protection Applicants in Ireland. The report was produced with support from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.



Getting Right to Work contributes to the realisation of the right to decent work for international protection applicants in Ireland, by documenting the barriers they face to obtaining employment and decent work, examining the effectiveness of employment support programmes, and identifying measures to be taken to ensure access to decent work.



To view or download the report, please click here:

'Getting Right to Work'

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