News

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: 5 September 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: 4 September 2014

Pressure mounts in call for closure of Mount Trenchard ahead of Friday’s planned demonstration

JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT, 21 August 2014 Doras Luimní’s call for the immediate closure of Mount Trenchard direct provision centre is being supported by the Irish Refugee Council as pressure mounts ahead of the planned demonstration in Limerick on Friday. The centre has a reputation among asylum seekers and those working with them as the centre […]

Posted on: 21 August 2014

The Irish Refugee Council fully support Doras Luimní’s call to close Mount Trenchard

Media Statement, 19 August 2014 Yesterday, Limerick-based NGO, Doras Luimní, called for the immediate closure of the Mount Trenchard Direct Provision centre in Foynes. This call followed a series of events that have brought to light the dire situation that the residents are in: substandard living conditions; isolation and depression; years left waiting for a […]

Posted on: 19 August 2014

Providing Protection – Access to early legal advice for asylum seekers

Part of the refugee experience can mean subjecting yourself to an asylum process with close investigation in a strange environment, telling your account when you do not have a clear understanding of what you are meant to disclose and whether it will be treated with respect and held in confidence. It is an alien and […]

Posted on: 7 August 2014