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  • Thomond78
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    Ah, well, look, if you start being sensible about things...

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  • fitzy73
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    That is ridiculous. Surely a quick amendment to the relevant legislation would remove the requirement?

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  • Thomond78
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    Originally posted by fitzy73 View Post
    That is what struck me as well. Why does it take so long to process? And why are they being held in sub human conditions during that time?
    Fourteen years ago, some bright spark decided to bring in legislation that asylum decisions at any level can only be challenged by judicial review, in under two weeks. Net result, of course, was that all those getting decisions had to go to the Courts. In a country with the lowest judge per capita ratio in Europe, this spelt disaster.

    There has been truly heroic work done by all concerned, judges and lawyers, keeping the show on the road at all; regular September sittings, accelerated procedures, telescopes hearings, many of which have been so successful they've been adopted elsewhere. A quick look at the judgements section of Courts.ie will give an idea of how many they get through when you realise non-written, ex tempore ones don't show up. But the problem remains: too many cases to be heard, far too few judges, yet successive governments have been
    willing to pay more on direct provision than extra judges would ever cost.

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  • sewa
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    The conditions just sounds like over crowding which would stop being an issue if our civil servants got their fingers out and adopted some proper work practises, actually scratch that, just seems too far fetched

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  • fitzy73
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    That is what struck me as well. Why does it take so long to process? And why are they being held in sub human conditions during that time?

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  • sewa
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    Two thirds stay more than three years. Classic Irish bureacrasy indeed. There is no way on earth it should take that long to process.

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  • fitzy73
    started a topic Asylum seekers are our new institutional home victims

    Asylum seekers are our new institutional home victims

    Interesting article

    The principals of basic human compassion and decency would lead anybody to disgust at the conditions asylum seekers endure in Direct Provision hostels – and the warning signs clearly point to future scandal, writes Aaron McKenna.
    http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/aaro...19950-Aug2013/
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