Ask A Broadsheet Reader



You may recall this video.

JP writes:

“I hope you can help. I was struck by the stories of people living under Direct Provision in the Kinsale Road Asylum Centre, Co Cork you featured last week and want to organise the sending of care packages to the adults and the children at all these centres not just in Cork. Does anyone know if this is against some rule or even legal? Also is it possibly to get a list of residents and what items they especially need. Thank you.”


Previously: ‘Three People Live In This Room, I’m One Of Them.’

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33 thoughts on “Ask A Broadsheet Reader

  1. Alfred E. Neumann

    This is a great idea. Even if the authorities refuse to distribute them, an avalanche of care packages would show people that we’re thinking of them. It might even embarrass someone into doing something.

  2. kerryview

    Great idea. I think we should team up with the Red Cross – they now all about this sort of thing. Great idea, we cannot go around saying we know nothing about Direct Provision. Remember our own history of laundries, industrial schools and on and on. It certainly would show up our Dear Leader and his acolytes and fellow politicians.

  3. Mr. T.

    “Does anyone know if this is against some rule or even legal?”

    Amazing how fearful we of our own state. Worrying about something completely normal being “legal”. Our Government love it of course, keeping everyone nervous and timid.

    Do it JP, it’s not illegal at all. You’re simply giving people a gift.

  4. Ron

    Lets send some care packages to the charities that look after homeless people in Ireland instead.

      1. Thomas

        Giving a Penny for the black babies did at the same time as the Magdelenes. Look after our own homeless.

    1. pedeyw

      This is thing is not that thing. I do not agree with that thing, do this thing instead is what you just said.

  5. Chief

    The Irish Refugee Council would be a good place to start for info on how to go about this. Great idea by the way.

  6. ciara

    I have donated to a family in Direct Provision by contacting the Irish Refugee Council who passed the donation on. I have even received a beautiful letter of thanks from the anonymous recipient.

  7. brianharvey4life

    send a beat box and some microphones. then they can start rapping.
    u dig what i`m saying` mutherflipper?

  8. tomkildare

    STOP DIRECT PROVISION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we need to set up detention centers instead. Will give us more control and protection.

  9. tomkildare

    if we had detention centers they could picket away looking for direct provision but no one would care because we wouldn’t see then as they would be locked up.

  10. Deco

    Dear Broadsheet – Maybe it’s time to start monitoring some of these comments sections, some of the drivel on here is repulsive.
    Fair play JP do what you think is right and goodlick to the dzopes on here

  11. Malatey

    This really is a great idea. Hope you get some support with it too.
    “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

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