Two hundred and thirty one phone cards belonging to an adult asylum seeker from West Africa. At the time the photograph was taken, the asylee had been waiting six years for their case to be dealt with. Every week, the asylee used half their €19.10 weekly stipend from the State to phone home
You may recall RTÉ’s Brian O’Connell’s reports on Today With Sean O’Rourke last week about how some asylee women – who are not allowed work – are engaging in prostitution to supplement the €19.10 they receive a week.
In some instances, some mothers said they are engaging in prostitution as a means to make life financially easier for their children.
After his reports, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said she would be asking the Reception and Integration Agency – which oversees the Direct Provision system – for a report on the matter.
Further to this, Mr O’Connell tweeted:
Previously: ‘He Took Me Around Some Bushes’