Front page of today’s Kerryman
A 1,500-word apology “to the people of Caherciveen” for what has unfolded at a direct provision centre in has been published in newspapers, including The Kerryman and The Irish Examiner.
The letter can be read in full here
Imagine how it might feel to wake up in the Skellig Star Hotel this morning and read this apology – to the people of cahersiveen – from the minister who has endangered you & your child. He mentions a 12-month contract. And mentions you are forbidden to leave. Imagine. https://t.co/gDtsdUyaRu
— Donal O’Kelly (@DonalOKelly) May 20, 2020
The apology should be to the actual people living in the hotel who have suffered above all others not just the local community.
On the 25 May, 69 people, including 9 children, will have been in ‘quarantine’ for one month. https://t.co/phHfF2Rir5
— Irish Refugee Council (@IrishRefugeeCo) May 20, 2020
— Carol (@cags_soc) May 20, 2020
Hi @TodayRadioRTE Can you please ask @CharlieFlanagan why he used hard pressed taxpayer’s money to pay for an ‘advertisement’ ‘open letter’ instead of being accountable & doing an interview with local journalist? Journalism & Accountability extremely important in #COVID19 https://t.co/gDmyA1zK73
— Dr Tom Clonan (@TomClonan) May 20, 2020
Also, earlier this month…
The @DeptJusticeIRL prison Direct Provision centres. The people behind bars in Cahersiveen tested negative for #COVID19. Shame on you @LeoVaradkar @simoncoveney @CharlieFlanagan @davidstantontd @SimonHarrisTD pic.twitter.com/N09MODdLaD
— MASI – Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (@masi_asylum) May 1, 2020
So the Minister for Justice has nothing to say to the residents that were illegally locked into that centre when they put a chain on the gates. That was like something Oliver J would do.
— Brian (@wokeotter) May 20, 2020