Sorry – but you're not our problem
So, a family of six asylum seekers is suing the State on the basis that the benefits they receive under the current provision system aren't sufficient to cover their needs.
As things stand, nearly 4,500 people seeking asylum in Ireland are housed in 34 special accommodation units spread across 16 counties.
While there, they are in receipt of €19.10 a week per adult and €9.30 per child, with their food and lodgings automatically paid for. However, they are denied the right to seek employment or social welfare.