Statement by Bishop Kevin Doran on the Supreme Court judgement regarding the employment of asylum seekers

10 Feb 2018

I very much welcome the judgement today of the Supreme Court that the ban on the employment of asylum seekers is unconstitutional.

I find it most disappointing, however, that the interim arrangement of the Government still seeks to place so many limits on the employment of asylum seekers.

With such a minimalist response to the Supreme Court judgement, very few asylum seekers will actually benefit from the judgement. This does not reflect the equality of dignity or the compassion which is so often promoted as a core value of our society in Ireland.


· Bishop Kevin Doran is Bishop of Elphin

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