Call to grant work rights to new asylum seekers

New asylum seekers will have the right to work after nine months of seeking refugee status, a Government working group has recommended.

The proposal is one of more than 40 contained in a 360- page report into the direct provision and wider protection system for asylum seekers.

At present, Ireland is one of just two EU member states with a blanket working ban on all asylum seekers.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/call-to-grant-work-rights-to-new-asylum-seekers-1.2260541

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