Minister for Equality visits Globe House

The Minister for Equality, Immigration and Integration insists the facilities for asylum seekers in Ireland are more than adequate at the moment.

Minister David Stanton made his comments after visiting the Globe House facility in Sligo last evening, one of the direct provision locations for asylum seekers.

The Minister says the Government says new legislation allows them to take decisions on granting assylum for refugees as quickly as possible.

But he says he is focused on making accommodation for asylum seekers as comfortable as possible, and on taking decisions on granting asylum for refugees as quickly as possible: