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What does this mean?

It’s your right to have a safe place to live.

A safe place to live is one of your basic needs. Making sure your basic needs are met is your parent’s job. It is the Government’s job to help them do that.

EXAMPLE: If you have certain needs, the Government can give you a house, but you might have to wait a long time.

Learn more about this right

  • If you don’t have a safe place to live in Ireland, you and your family can go to emergency accommodation until your parents find a more stable place to live.
  • There are rules to make sure the houses and apartments that are being built are safe.
  • If you are a refugee in Ireland, you have to live in Direct Provision until a decision is made about if you can stay in the country or not.