A Sligo Councillor intends to raise the issue of direct provision at a local level following the increasing concern for a man who has been on hunger strike at a centre in Sligo for over 35 days now.
A 44 year old iranian man remains on hunger strike at Globe House in Sligo and in the last week has even stopped drinking water.
People Before Profit Councillor Gino O’Boyle will table a motion on direct provision at the next meeting of the Council.
The process is intended to provide for the welfare and health of asylum seekers in Ireland as they await decisions on their asylum application.
A protest attended by over 500 people took place in Dublin over the weekend calling for an end to the system.
There are currently over 150 asylum seekers on direct provision in Globe House in Sligo.
Councillor O’Boyle says the programme is not fit for purpose: