Direct Action

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UL Student Life tweetz:

Is Direct Provision Apart Of Ireland 2040?

Our Student Officers organised a silent demonstration against the direct provision system today to greet An Taoiseach @leovaradkar & Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform @Paschald

Students wore duct tape on their mouths to symbolise those that live in direct provision’s fear in speaking up in case it would negatively affect their asylum application.

Meanwhile, inside the university…

Junior Housing Minister Damien English’s planned speech can be read here

Yesterday: You Are Cordially Invited

12 thoughts on “Direct Action

  1. Col

    That speech is annoying. Only mentions housing delivered (does not commit to any future delivery).
    And the figure mentioned is a boast that 18,000 new homes were built in 2018, which is just over half what many estimates say is required (35,000).
    Shockingly bad performance.

  2. Panty Christ

    End DP and replace with what?
    Where would the state accommodate people they need to screen before allowing them to become resident?
    Serious question.

    1. MaryLou's ArmaLite

      Right wing racist

      (I know you are not, but your questions are difficult to answer so they’ll silence you with such slurs)

      1. millie st murderlark

        Yes that’s precisely what it is.

        And I think I’ll take that Taoiseach job off Leo while I’m at it.

        1. John Doyle

          The main issue is that Direct Provison was designed 20 years ago as a solution to accommodate asylum seekers on a short term basis while they are deported or granted refugee status. But now they are being kept in centres for years rather then months and it’s creating massive problems.Same thing as homeless families being kept in hotels it’s wasting peoples lives and taxpayer money because the system is so inefficient and not fit for purpose. The government are going to keep doing it until voters actually raise the issue with them so I actually commend these students for raising the issue

          1. Cian

            They are only in there for years because they keep appealing. If we deported people as soon as they got a negative decision the issue would go away. Or perhaps only allow one appeal?

            There are people with 3 and 4 appeals.

          2. realPolithicks

            cian, is there anything that this government could do that you wouldn’t attempt to justify?

          3. Cian

            How is this comment relevant to this government?
            I’m talking about DP (implemented by a previous government) and explaining the reasons that people are there multiple years.

            (see Andrew’s link below)

  3. Andrew

    These students should be protesting about real issues that will effect them now and in the future.
    They are being duped on this one I’m afraid.

    1. realPolithicks

      These young people are able to see beyond the end of their noses and actually care about what happens to others….unlike you.

  4. diddy

    soften DP and word will reach subsaharan Africa in no time..there are only hundreds of millions looking for a way out

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