Direct Provision – An Indictment


  • Memet Uludag


The Direct Provision System (DPS) isthe main feature of a legally very complex,bureaucratically and politically nontransparent,commercially profit and privatebusiness driven, at the core inhumane andinstitutionally racist asylum system in Ireland.To understand the DPS we need tounderstand the role it is playing in Ireland’sasylum process. DPS, introduced as a temporary‘measure’ in 1999 provided the bestcover for Irish governments over the past 17years not only to continue with their unwelcomingasylum polices, but also to get awaywith the unforgivable inhumanity of the officialstate response to asylum seekers.