FG/Labour offer potential for positive change in immigration legislation

When the 30th Dáil was dissolved, the previous Government's third attempt at legislation overhauling Ireland's immigration and asylum systems lapsed, a development widely welcomed by the NGO sector, writes Ruth Evans of the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI).

Despite being 10 years in the making, the legislation failed to spell out who can come to Ireland, for how long or with what rights and obligations.