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A local TD says questions need to be answered over the Department of Justice monitoring and collecting comments that are critical of Direct Provision. According to the Sunday Independent, department officials have been compiling daily reports of social media posts from people discussing the system. Sligo Leitrim Sinn Fein TD,…

A former Sligo/Leitrim General Election Candidate and the National Coordinator  of the Green party has raised concerns for those living in Direct Provision during the Covid-19 Pandemic.   Bláithin Gallagher has raised the concerns after it was confirmed that there are now two confirmed cases of people with Covid-19  in…

Direct Provision for people seeking asylum in Ireland needs to be urgently reformed.   That’s according to Donegal Independent TD, Thomas Pringle, who is a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality.   Speaking to Ocean FM News, Deputy Pringle says It’s a disgrace that, almost 20…

The Education Minister, Donegal TD Joe McHugh says he’s open to suggestions on how to speed up the access to education for children in emergency direct provision.   It’s after it was revealed earlier this week, up to thirty children staying at the M Hotel in Carrickmacross in County Monaghan…

It’s understood more than €100,000 has been spent on guarding an empty hotel in Donegal. The Moville hotel, which was due to be opened as a direct provision centre, was target of arson attack. It’s reported an estimated €108,000 in State funding has been spent since January on security services…

The direct provision centre in Sligo is close to capacity according to figures released by the Department of Justice. Globe House, which has a capacity for 218 people, is currently housing 212 occupants. The Reception and Integration Agency said last month that it was preparing to open three new direct…

The Justice Minister is also facing increased pressure from residents of a Direct Provision centre in Sligo. Residents and campaigners with Globe House took to the streets of Sligo over the weekend calling for their basic right to work to be recognised. At the moment they cannot work while waiting…