From the Exploring Direct Provision project by UCD law lecturer Liam Thornton; at a direct provision protest; Liam Thornton
Law lecturer at University College Dublin Liam Thornton has today published 2,000-plus pages of material that he obtained under the Freedom of Information Act pertaining to direct provision.
It includes correspondence between the Department of Justice, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, the Department of Housing and the HSE, between 1997 and 2018.
It follows months of work by Mr Thornton.
The Direct Provision Files
Previously: Preventing Social Amnesia (2013)
Trinity College Dublin
The University Times reports:
[Trinity] College is investigating offensive comments made in a class last week by a new intellectual property law lecturer, Brendan Guildea.
…Speaking to The University Times, Guildea said: “I’m reserving my reply.”
…A Muslim student, who was wearing a headscarf, was asked to name a book Guildea was holding. When they failed to identify the book, Guildea suggested that someone Irish might know the answer. The student was born in Dublin.
Guildea also asked that student whether anyone had ever interfered with their bags before travelling.
College to Investigate Comments Made by Law Lecturer (University Times)