Supreme Court: Ban on asylum seekers working unconstitutional.

eoghanacht

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Burmese man who spent eight years in direct provision has unanimously won his Supreme Court appeal over the legal ban preventing him from working.

In a significant decision, the seven judge Supreme Court today unanimously found in favour of the man but adjourned the matter for six months to allow the legislature consider how to address the situation.

The court found that, “in principle”, the ban in the Refugee Act on asylum seekers seeking employment, is contrary to the constitutional right to seek employment.

Ban on asylum seekers working is unconstitutional, Supreme Court rules | Irish Examiner



Supreme Court says that ban on asylum seekers working is unconstitutional Supreme Court says that ban on asylum seekers working is unconstitutional
 


PBP voter

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Great. More cheap labour.
 

RasherHash

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The greasy tillers win again...as usual :(

What need you, being come to sense,
But fumble in a greasy till
And add the halfpence to the pence
And prayer to shivering prayer, until
You have dried the marrow from the bone;
For men were born to pray and save:
Romantic Ireland’s dead and gone,
It’s with O’Leary in the grave.
 

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How the Fudge do asylum seekers who are mostly here after entering the state illegally eligible for the full protection of the constitution when they are not citizens?

They are not citizens so should have none of the rights of citizens.
 

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that sound your hearing is thousands of FGs main support base rubbing their hands in glee at the thought of unlimited slave labour being abused by them.
 

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How the Fudge do asylum seekers who are mostly here after entering the state illegally eligible for the full protection of the constitution when they are not citizens?

They are not citizens so should have none of the rights of citizens.
They are citizens of the world... :cool:

Whatever... if Ireland can't run an effective asylum application process that takes a reasonable amount of time (less than a year I'd propose)... instead of the f***ed up process we have that allows someone to be in direct provision for the guts of a decade... then Ireland needs to allow those asylum applicants to live relatively normal lives... and that means being able to work.

If people are f***ed off about that... then it's Irish people running a f***ed up system who they need to be f***ed off with.
 

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We're back to the same old problem - the length of time it takes to process claims.

Keeping human beings in direct provision for years on end, while denying them the right to seek employment - the right to a worthwhile life - is tantamount to torture.

Asylum applications must be processed in a timely fashion, for everybody's sake.

We can now count ourselves lucky if we're not hit with a raft of claims for compensation.
 

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that sound your hearing is thousands of FGs main support base rubbing their hands in glee at the thought of unlimited slave labour being abused by them.
FF FG Lab Greens SF and sadly Sol/AAA are all pro this mass movement of people.

So FG aren't alone on this one.
 

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The judicial works against the interests of citizens. The same can be said for every other western nation. A bunch of overpaid liberals.
 

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This is going to act as a pull factor for more dodgy types coming here. Keep in mind that while someone is an asylum seeker, as opposed to having received refugee status, there are serious questions that haven't been answered with regard to their background. If asylum seekers are allowed to work then more people with unsavoury backgrounds will be brought into the workforce. The government should either not act on this opinion or hold a referendum in order to fix this mess.

It's not surprise that the judges being from very privileged backgrounds chose to throw the ordinary Irish under the bus with this ruling. They certainly get worked up when the cosy cartel that is the legal profession is targeted for deregulation.
 

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Scrap DP altogether, and start deporting asylum seekers back to their countries of origin, the whole system is tax wasting nonsense.
 

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The only fix for this is reforming the asylum process to ensure it never takes more then a year to receive a final verdict, appeals included. This joker should have been turfed out years ago.
 

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I'd propose allowing them to do community work(20 hours/week) in order to pay for their accommodation in direct provision! Their bed and board doesn't come cheap when bought from those connected companies that offer these centres to the government!

Looking at Mosney the centre there could be repaired and renovated and things like playing fields can be sorted out if the funding is available, if the asylum seekers want to work towards that for their future they should not only be allowed but should be seen as more beneficial to Ireland and as better potential citizens than those who won't.
 

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They are citizens of the world... :cool:

Whatever... if Ireland can't run an effective asylum application process that takes a reasonable amount of time (less than a year I'd propose)... instead of the f***ed up process we have that allows someone to be in direct provision for the guts of a decade... then Ireland needs to allow those asylum applicants to live relatively normal lives... and that means being able to work.

If people are f***ed off about that... then it's Irish people running a f***ed up system who they need to be f***ed off with.
^This^
 

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We must also remember that there is absolutely NO Garda vetting possible for the majority of asylum seekers due to lack of information and lack of resources/interest in the countries they come from.
 


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