Globe House resident says proposed changes ‘don’t go far enough’

Asylum seekers who spend more than nine months in direct provision without having their case decided are to be given the right to work.

The changes, which are set to be approved in the coming week, will see a move away from the current system which doesn’t allow adults seeking asylum in the State to work until their immigration status is decided.

It’s an attempt to bring the law in line with a Supreme Court judgement delivered in May which found the absolute ban on people in direct provision working was unconstitutional.

Mohammed Nabill lives in direct provision in Globe House in Sligo, and he says the changes don’t go far enough: