Ireland: Still no right to work for asylum seekers, despite recommendation of Government Working Group

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At present, Ireland is one of just two EU member states with a blanket working ban on all asylum seekers. The Court of Appeal has for that matter recently ruled so by a two-to-one majority in the case of Burmese man awaiting a decision on his application for a refugee status. Asylum seekers do not have personal right under the Constitution to work in Ireland, it was argued.

In June 2015 however, the Government Working Group on the protection and reception of asylum seekers had recommended that new asylum seekers should have the right to work after nine months of seeking refugee status. No work on implementations of the recommendation of the working group have been delivered yet. 

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Source: European Web Site on Integration

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