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Organising Against Direct Provision On Campus.

 Photo credit: Caroline Reid | A protest in Athlone against the Direct Provision system. Jimmy Billings and Aidan Rowe give us the background to the UCD Against Direct Provision Campaign. Introduced on 10 April 2000 as a temporary emergency measure, the system of ‘Direct Provision and Dispersal’ is 15 years old last month. In this time, it is estimated that the Department of Justice

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Asylum Seekers Say The System Is Not Working.

Picture: KRAC committee members, Cork, left to right: Lucky Khambule, Hassan Ally, David and Theresa Obi | Photo credit: Paula Geraghty Sive Bresnihan in #Focus95 looks at how asylum seekers are making their voices heard through nationwide protests.  In August of this year, 4 asylum seekers in a remote men’s only hostel outside of Foynes, Co. Limerick went on hunger strike. After years of

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Is Direct Provisions Putting Lives On Hold?

Photo: A day of action against Direct Provision Photo credit: Irish Refugee Council.   Between 1993 and 2000, the number of people seeking asylum in Ireland went from 6 a year to just fewer than 11,000 a year. Rory Halpin of SPIRASI takes a look for Focus 93. In the late 90s, as a means of dealing with the unprecedented numbers of asylum seekers, the Irish State

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