A group organisations have joined together to ensure that the Government fulfils its commitment to ending Direct Provision.

The coalition named STAD (Standing Against Direct Provision) includes Nasc, Amnesty International Ireland, Crosscare Refugee Project, Cultúr, Doras, Immigrant Council of Ireland, Irish Refugee Council and MASI (Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland.

STAD aims to ensure the Government replaces Direct Provision with alternative systems of accommodation that are compliant with human rights standards by 2024.

Its goals include the closure of all emergency centres and a reduction in processing times for international protection applications and appeals.

It will seek to ensure that the Health Information and Quality Authority is given a mandate for independent inspections of Direct Provision centres, until the new permanent system comes into force.

STAD also wants urgent measures identified in the 'Catherine Day' Report to be implemented immediately.

These include an increase in the Daily Expenses Allowance, making the right to work available after three months and making a comprehensive vulnerability assessment available to everyone.

The CEO of NASC Fiona Finn said the Coalition would keep pressure on politicians and public officials to ensure they are taking the necessary steps to fulfill their commitment.

"We will also be enlisting the support of the wider public with our campaign and highlighting the stories of individuals who have lived experience of Direct Provision," Ms Finn said.

"We hope that together we will finally be able to put an end to this degrading and inhumane system in Ireland."

The Irish Refugee Council CEO Nick Henderson said STAD members work with people living in Direct Provision and it is "well established" that the system had failed.

"As a coalition, we will be stringently holding government to account on this promise. Our collaboration can ensure an end to this system in the next two years," Mr Henderson said.

Spokesperson for the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland Bulelani Mfaco said the coalition would be an important platform for civil society to publicly condemn Direct Provision.

"The Irish State has defended the abhorrent system of Direct Provision for two decades, ignoring criticism from asylum seekers, and domestic and international human rights organisations," Mr Mfaco said.