‘The Night Staff Has Refused To Give Me Even One Slice Of Bread’

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Ruairí McKiernan tweetz:

Cherish the children?

Last night in Direct Provision…

A testimony from Knockalisheen centre on outskirts of Limerick. Similar happening all over Ireland. This must end.

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22 thoughts on “‘The Night Staff Has Refused To Give Me Even One Slice Of Bread’

  1. Eoin C

    This has nothing to do with the rules around granting or rejecting asylum. How much does it cost the state to keep a person in direct provision for 5 years,and how can a person who gets granted asylum after such time be capable of contributing to society, hold a steady job, pay taxes, raises a family etc.

    Send the people home who should be sent home, grant refugee status to those who should get it, and stop wasting millions. All that years in direct provision does is destroy peoples mental health, and make them less capable of contributing back to society if they do get granted asylum.

    1. Cian

      We need to streamline the process, and as Eoin says, if you aren’t granted asylum – get deported (max of one appeal).

      The people who spend years in Direct Provision are there because they keep appealing, and appealing, and appealing.

    2. Mickey Twopints

      A story about the mother of a sick child being refused bread, and the usual sociopaths line up to argue they should be deported.

      How very Trumpf.

      1. Andrew

        What are your proposals for our immigration process? The ONLY reason people are in DP for so long is they have been refused refugee status several times and they continue to be allowed leave to appeal.
        The appeals should stop after one.
        The ‘sociopaths’ as you call them want a fair process for REAL refugees who are been undone by bogus asylum seekers.
        Your stupid,immature comment helps nobody

        1. Mickey Twopints

          I don’t care

          If they are in one of these loathsome Direct Provision hell holes, they are in the appeals process, perfect or not. They are entitled to be treated as human beings. I will not be silent while a child is abused in this way by a system that I pay for.

          Fupp you and your accusations of stupidity and immaturity. Ladyparts just like you probably defended the Magdelenes back in the day.

          1. Mickey Twopints

            I did not use the words fupp or ladyparts. I’m sure you can fill in the blanks yourself.

          2. Boj

            Name calling, not address the point of the comment, rinse repeat! These ‘discussions’ are fantastic! There was a Trump ref too, textbook!

      2. Eoin C

        No I actually argued to change and speed up the process so as not to treat people like animals, and waste millions in the process.

        I specifically said this has nothing to do with the actual asylum rules.

        If anything, if we had looser asylum rules and an efficient direct provision system, it would still cost the country less while deporting less people.

      3. ralph

        Maybe its a case if food items can cause reactions and certain allergies can kill
        So imagine if the child had an allergies and the food item was given which brought on a seizure or killed the child
        I would say mummy and daddy would sue the centre and the press would have a field day
        Anyway when you have a food bug the child would throw up the food given
        What is it with trump?

  2. newsjustin

    Why would it end when you have centre owners making a fine load of money keeping these people like trophies?

  3. Murtles

    And yet the street mantra from the high horse society is that these people get everything paid for them. The old myth of discarding new buggies and prams at bus stops has trundled on for years, nearly two generations now I heard the same bull from. And yet this is the reality, they can’t even get a slice of bread.

  4. Joe Small

    That’s the same place we kept the Hungarian refugees in 1956. Back then they stayed in wooden huts behind barbed wire and people came out from Limerick to look at them. There’s progress but not really enough.

  5. Otis Blue

    A sad, grim state of affairs.

    Maybe instead of tweeting about it, Ruairi could, ya know, do something about it. After all, Michael D Higgins appointed him to the Council of State. Surely there’s a conversation to be had there?

  6. small ads

    I have a suggestion. Every direct provision centre should have one politician living there, chosen by random ballot.

    By the way, anyone who refuses a little comforting food to a sick child is… I have no words.

  7. realPolithicks

    I see the usual right wingnuts on here with their disgusting comments. This was a sick child who simply needed a bit of comfort, if the wingnuts could look beyond their own narrow prism and see people in direct provision as human beings perhaps things might change. I predict that in the not too distant future there will be a tribunal or commission of inquiry looking back at this disgraceful system and everyone will be asking how we coud have allowed it to happen.

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