- 25 Sep 17
Ireland is known for extending a warm welcome to visitors. But the shocking conditions, endured by many asylum seekers in Direct Provision centres, are bringing that notion into complete disrepute.
Imagine you have just been forced to flee from a war-torn region; from a poverty stricken State; or as a political enemy of a cruel regime. You are looking for refuge in a developed nation.
Now that you have made it to the free world, you might feel hopeful. You have just landed in Ireland, a country that prides itself on its welcoming reputation. What’s not to like?
A lot, as it turns out.