Sligo Councillor calls for an end to Direct Provision

A motion is to come before a meeting of Sligo County Council today calling for an end to the Direct Provision system for asylum seekers.

The local Direct Provision centre is at Globe House in Sligo where a resident recently went on hunger strike because he feared deportation back to his native Iraq.

The motion has been put down by Independent Councillor Gino O’Boyle.

His motion is seeking the introduction of a humane system in line with international practice.

Two members of Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit, Peadar Hopkins and Nigel Gallagher, were out with posters this morning outside the council offices in Sligo in support of Cllr O Boyle’s motion.

Mr Gallagher spoke to Ocean FM News about why they came out: