Limerick asylum campaigners hold ‘Day of Action’

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print NewsLimerick asylum campaigners hold ‘Day of Action’By John Keogh – September 2, 2015 670 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGSAsylum seekersDirect provisionDoras LuimníEnd Direct Provision Limericklimerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebookcenter_img Email Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleInside ShannonNext article200 homes listed for repossession John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live  LOCAL campaign group ‘End Direct Provision Limerick’ held a day of action in the city centre this week calling for an end to the direct provision system for asylum seekers.The group, supported by migrant rights organisation Doras Luimní, staged a demonstration on Bedford Row on Friday afternoon “to highlight the inaction on direct provision since the acknowledgement by the Government that the system is unfit for purpose”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to the group: “The system of direct provision has been widely criticised by local, national and international human rights advocates. It has proven to be unfit for purpose and has caused irreversible damage to thousands of men, women and children.“In the past twelve months we have seen considerable change in terms of public debate and awareness of the issues regarding direct provision and the broader asylum system. However, despite the nationwide protests; the Government’s facilitation of a round table, the establishment of a Working Group and the subsequent formation of a task force; there has been no action.”Limerick City and County Council passed a motion earlier this year calling for the closure of Mount Trenchard direct provision centre in Foynes, and for a commitment to end Direct Provision by the end of 2015.End Direct Provision Limerick is calling on local TDs and Government Ministers to further advocate on behalf of the people of Limerick “to help us to bring about much needed change for the lives of thousands of asylum seekers living in direct provision in Limerick and across the country”.A spokesperson for Doras Luimní said that the Government must act quickly and effectively to ensure that the practice of institutionalising asylum seekers in Ireland comes to an end. The recent increase of applications from asylum seekers in Ireland – as a result of the conflicts in Syria, Eritrea and beyond – should motivate effective forward-thinking policy and practices. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Busy weekend for RNLI in Donegal after two emergency call outs

first_img WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – July 27, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Donegal’s RNLI emergency services had a busy weekend responding to two call outs.Two teenage girls were rescued just north of Portsalon Pier after getting into difficulty while out kayaking yesterday evening.One of the casualties was picked up by a small fishing boat in the area, the other made her way onto rocks and were assisted by two paddle boarders.None of the casualties required medical attention.PRO of Lough Swilly Lifeboat is Joe Joyce:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/joergtdfgdfjoyce10.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile the volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was called out yesterday afternoon to reports of bodyboarders in trouble at Rossnowlagh Beach.The lifeboat arrived on scene and was informed by a lifeguard on duty that the two bodyboarders had made it safely ashore. Facebook Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Previous articleDonegal fishing vessel ordered to leave waters off Tory IslandNext articleConcern over ‘unregulated’ oyster trestles at Lough Foyle News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Busy weekend for RNLI in Donegal after two emergency call outs Twitterlast_img read more

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COVID-19: My mental health at risk — Man City’s Walker

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Manchester City defender Kyle Walker on Friday said he felt he was being harassed and his mental health was at risk because of the attention he was receiving after reportedly breaking COVID-19 social distancing rules.The England full back said he went to Sheffield to see his sister on Wednesday to give her a birthday present and hugged her, before going to his parents’ house to pick up some home-cooked meals. Walker breached lockdown rules in April when, according to media reports, he hosted a party involving two sex workers.In a statement on Twitter, Walker said he understood he was a role model but revealed the attention was affecting his entire family.He tweeted: “I have recently gone through one of the toughest periods of my life, which I take full responsibility for.“However, I now feel as though I am being harassed. This is no longer solely affecting me, but affecting the health of my family and my young children too.“I don’t even feel safe in the confines of my home. Why should they have to feel like that too? Who deserves that?” dpa/NAN.Tags: COVID-19Kyle WalkerManchester Citylast_img read more

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