It was interesting to read that article on direct provision for "people seeking protection". I assume this refers to asylum seekers.
However, if their situation was so bad then why don't they go back to their countries of origin? OK, things may be bad here financially, but no one is going hungry, the children are going to school, medical treatment is available for free. No one is being killed, raped, and so on
Seriously, it must still be better here than at home, or any of the other EU countries these direct provision recipients transited through before landing in Ireland. That's not to say we couldn't give them more money, but then again, these are the choices we have to make as a society: money to be spent on asylum seekers, pensions, social welfare, health, education, and so on.
I for one am happy with what we provide these people, wish we could give them more, but also wish we could have a better pubic health and social welfare system.
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