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Min critical of direct provision
14 Sep 2014 22:10
Minister for State at the Department of Justice Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said he does not stand over the way direct provision centres for asylum seekers are being operated.
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The junior minister who has responsibility for Equality, New Communities and Culture said the system is "inhumane".
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He said the amount of time people are spending in these centres is outrageous and he said the conditions they live in are intolerable.
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Mr Ó Ríordáin said a working group that is examining the system have three months to come up with firm proposals on how to reform the system.
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He also said legislation going through the Oireachtas will limit the time a person spends in the system to between six months and a year.
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He was speaking at the Soccerfest organised by Sports Against Racism in Ireland in the Phoneix Park, where he and a number of other well known personalities played a match against the cast of TV drama Love Hate.
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