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Libraries to receive over €700,000 to help reach marginalised groups

Ireland's libraries have been awarded €713,000 in funding to help people who are older or marginalised, or have a disability, to make greater use...

Direct Provision centre of 35 apartments and townhouses opening in Galway City

The Department of Justice has today announced that it will be opening a direct provision complex with 35 independent homes in Galway City this...

In pictures: Anti-Direct Provision protest at Eyre Square

Pictures of the Anti-Direct Provision rally at Eyre Square. Photos: Cleo McKeon Burke

Government urged to protect vulnerable groups during crisis

The government has been urged to protect vulnerable people by ensuring that no asylum seeker shares a bedroom with a stranger during the COVID-19...

PBP Galway calls for asylum seekers to be moved out of Direct Provision centres

People Before Profit in Galway has called on the government to move asylum seekers out of Direct Provision centres and give them refugee status...

Additional beds secured for asylum seekers in Galway

An additional 650 beds have been secured for asylum seekers in Direct Provision Centres. These rooms will be located in hotels in Galway, Cork and...

Public rally supporting local artists facing deportation

A public rally is being held at the Spanish Arch this weekend in support of two local artists who are facing deportation after years...

Children in direct provision shouldn’t be denied education – Rabbitte

Children living in the Direct Provision system should not be denied access to education Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has said in response to alarming...

Oughterard direct provision centre plans dropped in victory for local campaigners

In a rare victory for local opposition to government plans the decision to place a direct provision centre in Oughterard has been abandoned. It was...

Direct Provision centres deny people dignity and humanity – SocDems

Social Democrats have reiterated their call for Direct Provison to be abolished following a period of heightened fear within local communities about the setting...

Government accused of “evasiveness, incompetence, contradiction, and disdain” in Oughterard

Harsh criticism has been leveled at the government over how it has responded to the local community in the direct provision centre controversy in...

Public rally against Direct Provision planned for Eyre Square

The Galway Anti-Racism Network are holding a public rally in Galway city next weekend to protest the "inhuman" Direct Provision system and condemning racism. The...

Taoiseach says Justice Department should talk with people of Oughterard

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that if the Department does intend to put a Direct Provision centre in Oughterard then it should communicate that...

Over 1,000 march in Oughterard against Direct Provision Centre

A protest march in Oughterard today against the establishment of a Direct Provision centre in the town was attended by roughly 1,000 people. People marched...

‘Dangerously high’ number of children in Direct Provision

The number of children living in Direct Provision is "dangerously high", accounting for more than a quarter of people in the system. Galway East TD...

GAA star and Galwegians to run 8k in solidarity with asylum seekers

Galwegians will run alongside asylum seekers in an 8k race in August to show their support for those living in Direct Provision. The Streets of...

Lonely burial leads to calls for review of deaths in direct provision

The burial of transgender woman Sylva Tukula, carried out with no friends present or without informing anyone, has led to calls for a review...

Transgender woman who died in Direct Provision buried in secret by the state

A transgender woman who died while in Direct Provision in Galway last year was buried in secret by the state without informing any of...

Death of trans woman in direct provision “unexplained” says department of justice

The death of a trans woman in direct provision centre has been described as "unexplained" by the Department of Justice. The woman, known as Sylva...

Galway Direct Provision residents ‘intimidated’ by centre staff

Residents of two Galway Direct Provision centres have been intimidated into abandoning Galway Anti-Racism Network (GARN) meetings, according to GARN chairperson Joe Loughnane.Loughnane said...
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