The ban on asylum seekers from working has been struck down in the Supreme Court.
It's after a legal challenge was taken by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on behalf of a Burmese man who's been in direct provision for eight years.
The seven-judge-panel ruled that while the state can restrict the employment of asylum seekers, the Refugee Act prevents it altogether which is unconstitutional.
Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell said he couldn't accept that if there is, in principle, a right to seek work it shouldn't differentiate between citizens and non-citizens.
“This damage to the individual's self worth and sense of themselves, is exactly the damage which the constitutional right (to seek employment) seeks to guard against.”
The court is giving the state six months before it makes on order on the back of today's judgement