Up To Eight Asylum Seeker Families In Clare Unable To Leave DP Because Of Housing Crisis

It’s claimed there are up to eight families of asylum seekers in Clare who have been permitted to stay in Ireland but can’t leave Direct Provision because of a lack of housing.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission’s annual report has criticised the Direct Privision system and called for it to be abolished.

The use of hotels and guesthouses as emergency accommodation for those whose applications have been approved was highlighted as a serious concern.


There are two DP centres in Clare – one at Knockalisheen near Meelick and one in Lisdoonvarna – and Órla Ní Éilí of the Clare Immigrant Support Centre says it’s the same story here: