Paloma Aparecida Carvalho
A petition has been launched urging the Minister of Justice to apologise to Brazilian Au Pair Paloma Aparecida Carvalho who was treated “like a criminal” on a recent visit to Ireland.
Paloma was strip-searched and jailed despite arriving in Dublin Airport with return ticket, accommodation, money and permission to remain in Ireland for up to 90 days.
Judith Goldberger writes:
Obliged if you could help raise awareness of the case of Paloma Aparecida Silva Carvalho and how she was treated at Dublin Airport.
This lady should not only be apologised to, but she should be flown back to Ireland on the Govt Jet and all expenses paid for. They can have my water charges refund to help.
Of course, we know who runs immigration at the Airport: the Gardai. Yet again, questions have to be asked… is there no end.
Apologise for the Mistreatment of Au Pair Paloma Aparecida Silva Carvalho (Update)
I presume this isn’t standard procedure for people flying in from Brazil. Does anyone know why the gardai resorted to such drastic action? I would like to think there’s more to the story than this!
This is why:
She previously worked here for 18 months as an Au Pair. If she didn’t have a valid visa for that then the Gardaí would rightly have been suspicious that she was entering Ireland to work illegally.
and ehhh…. stripping her naked was to expose her giant tattoo that said “I am here to work illegally in Ireland” yeah?
Why was she arrested?
Was she coming on holiday or to work as an Au Pair?
Strangely one sided articles.
She says holiday for a couple of months (I think) but only had a grand on here which make the authorities suspicious as that won’t go far in this country. I can only assume her answers to questions were not great and coupled with the fact that any immigration person I’ve seen seems to have serious little-man-with-power syndrome, she ended up there.
“…only had a grand on here which make the authorities suspicious as that won’t go far in this country.”
Paloma is reported to be 24. A grand is plenty to live on for two months, just ask any unemployed 24-year-old in this country.
Particularly, as this 24 year old was Gibb to be visiting friends, so didn’t bed to cover accommodation.
Monkey, I couldn’t agree more. All of us “dregs” have had to learn to live on less – and, inexplicably, we do! Effin amazing, if you thought about it.
* Mickey, of course.
What unemployed 24 year old do you know could holiday in Ireland for 2 months on 250 week. Its impossible.
You’re not very bright.
€102.70 per week. https://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/bud17s1.aspx
Not just for 8 weeks, every week. And if you don’t have the benefit of free lodgings, you can deduct a chunk of that towards your rent allowance.
who mentioned welfare payments. you cant read can you? If you can holiday in this country, Dublin city especially, on 250 week then your having a shit holiday. Thats lodging paid or not.
How many people get stopped every day… How many are photogenic? how does this affect how the meejya reports. Bunch of hypocritical sodomites the lot of ye.
What, Milo? it’s all a set up to make the Blueshirts look bad? Would you ever……
…after what they did on poor Pat Hickey
Could it be as simple and as petty as that? I could well believe it …
…maybe more to do with poor Shane Fein having to cut short his trip and scurry home…just in case, like…
Wow what a stupid nickname.
…really, do you think so…sadly, I didn’t make it up but I thought it quite clever and was pleased to get it as my Twitter name…a Spoonerism on bitter&twisted …unless you meant the other name…but sure you knew who I meant…
D’mind him Bisto
Shane Fein is spot-on
‘sorry I didn’t come up with it meself
Ooooh, an online petiton. That’s gonna change everything.
Flown back? She hasn’t even left yet..
and what do water charges have to do with anything mentioned here?
Water charge have nothing to do with it. I’m not going to explain any further because you obviously understand what was meant. If you didn’t you’re a cretin.
I LOL’d at your name… is that blasphemy…
What would God I, II or III do?
I would throw out the money changers
II would smile and say “lads use a lump hammer next time!”
III be jsus you have me there
It’s not blasphemy if you don’t believe in god.
My favourite was 2 God 2 Godgeous.
hasn’t immigration control in Dublin airport been civilianised?
Manning the desks and what have you – yes, but I doubt that they have powers to detain and strip-search people. That would have to be the Gardaí
She was strip searched in Mountjoy
…which is standard procedure for being admitted into prison.
Prison does seem a bit harsh on the situation though.
Durty divils o
Brazilian in a tight spot you say?
Where do I sign?
‘close shave anyway
ooh er matron
Nice to see you included a saucy photo BS editors
The immigration officers aren’t stupid. She had worked for a family previously for 18 months before. Someone outside the EEA cannot legally work as an Au Pair. And a visit visa only last 90 days. So she may have been working under a student visa during that time. (ie: don’t go to college for that duration) This was the same family or “friends” she was going to stay with again for a “holiday”. Her and her friends/employer are lying. They thought they would have a cheap cash in hand live in child minder for the summer but got a rude awaking last week and now are crying human right abuse and anything else to get plebs on side. Just a note before anyone signs a petition, you are playing into the hands of a rich high fluting upper class family too self important to raise their own kids.
I never would have figured that all out on me own.
PS do you have a black and white cat?
I used to, but he died : (
Someone outside the EEA cannot legally work as an Au Pair
There you go talking shoite again.
Also, “may have”, “lying”, “cheap”, “rich”. All figments of your very limited imagination.
so you buy her story?
“The redundant Mickey Twopints” How can a Brazilian work in Ireland as an Au Pair for 18 months legally?
What a load of poo article.
All the talk is about her detention, hardly any about the reason behind it. She violated immigration laws. The procedures in place for such an event were followed. She was searched on the way to her cell as every prisoner is and should be for fear of them carrying something that could be used to injure themselves or others. Once again the lefties are up in arms while twisting or ignoring facts.
adjust your bra strap seems to be too tight
I was humming along to a Brian Kennedy song reading’s that…
couldn’t hit the high notes in a hum tho
…that’s a stray “‘s”
Which one? Was it ‘Captured’? Or the failed Eurovision one?
“lalalalala….. give me a reason…. ”
*then he hits the high notes* :)
How did she violate immigration laws?
We don’t know, but since a court application failed to stop the deportation there was solid grounds for it.
I’ll take her out for dinner as a way of apology on behalf of the country. As long as the Government pays for the dinner.
This is an absolute nonsense.
Revenge for picking on Pat Hickey
So, she rocks up with very little money to support herself, for a two-month holiday, during which she will be staying at the home of her former employer, where she coincidentally used to work as an au pair, coincidentally when the schools are going on holidays and kids would need looking after during the day…
– do people without visible means of support go on two month holidays often these days?
– do people typically invite people to stay with them for TWO MONTHS? Do people typically invite former employees to stay for a month holiday?
Such a strange story they spun between them, immigration were right to be a bit suspicious.
No, no, no… she’s photogenic, she’d never do anything like that. Shame in you for assuming the worst of someone who is pretty and attractive, that racist!
AGREE 100 %
At worse she got strip-searched and jailed for maybe being about to start a nixer. Now that I think of it, they may be rehearsing a new Vaeadker anti- welfare-cheat policy.
I agree; a more appropriate solution would be to just put her on the next flight home. But she knew the risks and took her chance.