Connemara Galway Hotel
Pat McGrath, of RTÉ News, reports:
A tender to provide a direct provision centre at a hotel in Oughterard, Co Galway, has been withdrawn by the applicant.
Speculation that the former Connemara Gateway Hotel was to be repurposed as a centre to house asylum seekers has led to a round-the-clock protest by locals in recent weeks.
Following discussions with protesters, construction workers are entering the site this morning and removing tools from the hotel.
Tender over Oughterard direct provision centre withdrawn (RTÉ)
Previously: In Galway
Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre in Cork
Roos Demol has said that after five years of bringing clothes to people who live in the Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre in Cork, she’s been told to stop.
Roos, who is originally from Belgium and has been living in Ireland since 1998, is an intercultural facilitator and blogs on immigrantinirelad.com.
Previously: Boy From Burundi
“What Has This Guy Been Saying to Other People?”
Balseskin Direct Provision Centre on St Margaret’s Road in Dublin 11
Movement Of Asylum Seekers in Ireland tweetz:
There is a mom with newborn in desperate need of a buggie, a baby cot and clothes for an 8 week old baby boy in Balseskin Direct Provision Centre. Please send us a message if you can help and we’ll connect you with the mom.
Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland
You’ve probably already familiar with the anthropomorphic, clobbered pooch oeuvre of photographer William Wegman.
Here, he elaborates to Great Big Story on a career that started with pictures of his Weimariner pup Man Ray in the 1970s and led to countless adorable photoshoots, beloved Sesame Street vignettes and a props room most theatres would be proud of.
The Sacrificial Chair – a custom built, flat-packing chair frame with maximum hanging space for your dragged off ‘n’ dropped duds.
Or, for rather less than €140, you can just kick the seat out of your existing bedside chairdrobe.
Bewildered Student writes:
Really? ‘Independent Women’? Really? REALLY?
Dress debate – Kathryn Thomas’s latest gown is of acquired taste (Independent Woman)