Take a stand with the men, women and children seeking refuge in Ireland

When: Until 30th November 2017
Where: Ireland

Minister Charlie Flanagan has told the Seanad that people in Direct Provision will soon be allowed to work in line with the Supreme Court ruling made earlier this year. The detail of how this right will be given to people is crucial.

We have written to the Minister to request that we be given an opportunity to present to the taskforce looking at this issue and that, more importantly, people in the asylum process also be given this opportunity. This is essential from the perspective of transparency and good government and to ensure the integrity of the taskforce’s final decision. We are still awaiting a reply to our request.

Will you help us by asking your local TDs to lobby for an accessible right to work for people in the asylum process?

You can use the suggested text in this template letter or write your own. Alternatively, you can make a call or drop into their local office.

Additional reading

IRC Policy Paper on the right to work
Irish Supreme Court paves the way for right to work for asylum seekers
Supreme Court judgment
The right to work for asylum seekers: Ireland’s prohibition on employment