I was delighted to announce a new scheme, along with Minister McEntee and Minister of State Browne, to regularise the status of undocumented people living in Ireland.

The scheme will be available for undocumented migrants who have been living in Ireland without status for 4 years or more, or 3 years for those with children. It has also been designed so that people living in Direct Provision for more than 2 years can apply.

The scheme will open in January for 6 months, and importantly, there will be no application fee for anyone living in Direct Provision.

This scheme is a result of years of campaigning and advocacy by undocumented people, and they should be commended for their success. What they have achieved will make an incredible difference to so many people’s lives.