Donegal Deputy says end of direct provision deadline will be missed

A Donegal Deputy believes the 2024 deadline to end direct provision in Ireland will not be met.

The Children's Minister Roderic O'Gorman published a white paper on ending direct provision in February this year which coincided with the opening of a direct provision centre in Letterkenny.

Speaking in the Dail, Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle said the white paper doesn't have any teeth without some intervention from the Department of Justice.

He pressed the Minister to confirm when new legislation regarding inspections of irect provision centres would be in place: