97 complaints to Ombudsman

Ombudsman dealt with 97 direct provision complaints

The Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has published a commentary on his office’s experience of dealing with complaints from refugees and asylum seekers living in direct provision centres.

The Ombudsman’s Office began accepting complaints from people in Direct Provision last April. Since then, it has received 97 formal complaints from residents.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Mr Tyndall said direct provision accommodation is fine for those staying for a couple of weeks, as it was originally intended, but is not suitable for long-term stays.

More about the report  here.


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