YFG Welcomes the Publication of a White Paper to End Direct Provision

Young Fine Gael welcomes the publication yesterday of the government’s White Paper detailing the introduction of a new system to ensure the protection and safety of asylum seekers.

Young Fine Gael voted overwhelmingly at our summer school in 2018 to support an end to the Direct Provision system and raised the organisation’s view regularly through our President’s participation in the Fine Gael Policy Reference Group during the Programme for Government negotiations.

President of YFG, Daire Lawler, commented

“We welcome the publication of today’s White Paper and a proposal that will ensure that those seeking asylum are treated with dignity and respect by the state. The Government must act quickly to ensure the proposals within this White Paper are implemented and that an end to direct provision is realised as soon as possible.”