Around 500 asylum seekers have been granred work permits under a new system that has been introduced by the Government.
The news comes after the Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan introduced new laws that will allow those living in Direct Provision being able to seek employment.
It is understood the new rulings has seen 10% of asylum seekers apply for the scheme within the its first month.
The scheme was introduced after the Minister for Justice, declared previous rulings by the Supreme Court were unconstitutional.
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