Hatch Dispatched


Hatch Hall, Lower Hatch Street Dublin 2

Last night.

RTÉ reported:

“The Direct Provision Centre Hatch Hall, which is situated in Dublin city centre, will close next month.

“The Department of Justice says it is due to circumstances beyond the control of the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA).”

According to the Reception and Integration Agency, as of October 28, 2018, 223 people were living in Hatch Hall.



This evening…

Stop Deportations, End Direct Provision Demonstration (Facebook)


12 thoughts on “Hatch Dispatched

    1. Rob_G

      “Why did this chap not claim asylum in Spain?”

      – why, indeed.

      Any time a person living in DP’s story is featured in the media, it is invariably with a somewhat perplexing backstory.

  1. GiggidyGoo

    And what village (s) haven’t been told yet that they’re receiving these people being dumped out?

    1. eoin

      banagher county Offaly – 20
      dunkerrin county Offaly – 14

      Or at least that’s the Renua Leahy chap said at a meeting of Offaly County Council this week.

      Comes as unsettling news to the residents of the small town and village.

  2. eoin

    “circumstances beyond the control of the Reception and Integration Agency”

    Ah gwan, tell us more! Shouldn’t we at least be told if it’s a technical reason?

    1. Barry the Hatchet

      Hatch Hall is owned by a private developer, so presumably he’s kicking them out. I’m guessing the market is now ripe for him to turn it into a hotel or student accommodation or whatever floats his boat.

      Totally unimportant in the context, but Hatch Hall really is a beautiful piece of architecture. One of my favourite buildings in Dublin.

  3. Andrew

    Should never have been used as a DP centre in the first place. The rent was probably ridiculous.
    Owner selling up or developing the site, as they are entitled to do; not much of a story really.

  4. Zaccone

    Beautiful building. The location (and resultant no doubt sky high rent) mean it should never have been used for DP really.

  5. Eoin

    Anti racist groups protesting deportations? So deportations are racist now are they? You better come up with a better reason for wanting to keep refugees/migrants fingered for deportation than ‘it’s racist’….if you can. That old racist label is ceasing to have any meaning due to misuse and over use.

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