On Monday, Fine Gael TD and Minister of State David Stanton visited the Clonakilty Lodge Direct Provision Centre in west Cork without meeting any residents.
Yesterday, a demonstration against the snub took place at the centre.
Bairbre Flood, of the Yearningcurve podcast, writes;
Yesterday I talked to a resident about why they felt the need to go on protest.
She preferred not to give her name, but explains clearly how events unfolded, the context for the protest, and what they hope will come from this.
Yesterday: Meanwhile, In Clonakilty