Consensus on the need for real change in asylum system

MEDIA STATEMENT, 19 September 2014 The Irish Refugee Council and Doras Luimni, as NGOs actively engaged in direct work with and for asylum seekers, welcome the proactive approach of Minister of Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD, and Junior Minister, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, to a comprehensive review of the international protection process.  At a roundtable discussion convened by […]

Posted on: September 19, 2014

Media Statement from Lissywollen Residents

Media Statement, 9 September 2014 Residents at Lissywollen Direct Provision Accommodation Centre wrote to centre management on 1st August 2014 detailing complaints about the centre, in particular the standard of food and the manner in which the food was provided.  Failing an adequate response from management, the residents commenced a protest on 3rd September in […]

Posted on: September 9, 2014

March in solidarity with residents of Lissywollen Direct Provision Centre

Media Notice, 5 September 2014 What Residents of Lissywollen, alongside supporters and allies, will march from the gates of Lissywollen Direct Provision Centre to Athlone town Where Gathering at the gates of Lissywollen Direct Provision Centre, Athlone When Saturday 6 September 2014 at 10.30am Why? The residents of Lissywollen Direct Provision Accommodation Centre, Athlone, have […]

Posted on: September 5, 2014

Residents of Athlone Direct Provision Accommodation Centre on hunger strike

Media Release, 4 September 2014 The residents of Lissywollen Direct Provision Accommodation Centre, Athlone, have been refusing food since yesterday. Nearly 60% of the residents are children.  This protest came about in response to the management’s failure to respond to a letter that was drafted by residents on August 1st 2014. In the letter, residents […]

Posted on: September 4, 2014