Ballaghaderreen: Bring people, bring jobs, bring the buzz back

82 refugees, mostly Syrians will be housed in the small town of Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon. 37 of the refugees arriving are children.

Ballaghaderreen: Bring people, bring jobs, bring the buzz back

  Memet Uludag As the news was announced by the Department of Justice there was some mixed reaction in the town of 2000, but despite the unease and anger towards the government for its handling of the issue and its failure to consult, people were mostly sympathetic and wanted to welcome the refugees to their […]

The Cruelty of Direct Provision

The Cruelty of Direct Provision

  Stacey Wrenn, a student at Trinity and member of United Against Racism, recently visited the Direct Provision centre at Mosney. This is her report. I went to Mosney to visit ‘Naomi’. I cannot give her real name, the Direct Provision (DP) centre in Mosney has a habit of starving people who dare to question […]

Burkini Ban

Burkini Ban

The ban on burkinis in some French towns, introduced in August, continues to cause controversy. Photos of armed police forcing a Muslim woman to remove her burkini on a beach caused justified anger around the world. Despite widespread support for the ban from many prominent politicians – including the prime minister Manuel Valls and former […]

Direct Provision – An Indictment

The Direct Provision System (DPS) is the main feature of a legally very complex, bureaucratically and politically non-transparent, commercially profit and private business driven, at the core inhumane and institutionally racist asylum system in Ireland. To understand the DPS we need to understand the role it is playing in Ireland’s asylum process. DPS, introduced as a temporary ‘measure’ in 1999 provided the best cover for Irish governments over the past 17 years not only to continue with their unwelcoming asylum polices, but also to get away with the unforgivable inhumanity of the official state response to asylum seekers.

Direct Provision – An Indictment

Direct Provision as the main feature of the Irish asylum system The Direct Provision System (DPS) is the main feature of a legally very complex, bureaucratically and politically non-transparent, commercially profit and private business driven, at the core inhumane and institutionally racist asylum system in Ireland. To understand the DPS we need to understand the […]

You Jung Han; a victim of state racism

You Jung Han; a victim of state racism

On Monday August 22nd You Jung Han, a Korean resident of the Kinsale Road direct provision centre in Cork, tragically ended her life.  She leaves behind a six year old son. Her friends and neighbours in the centre are deeply shocked and traumatised by the young woman’s death. At the time of writing this article, nine […]

Report: Galway Black Lives Matter solidarity demo

Report: Galway Black Lives Matter solidarity demo

A hundred people turned up for the Galway Black Lives Matter solidarity demo called by Galway Anti-Racism Network, including members of Galway Traveller Movement, Anti-Deportation Ireland, People Before Profit, locals and tourists. Events were also held in Dublin and Cork. People wanted to express their feelings from shock and compassion to anger and frustration as […]

Racist Hatred Behind Murder Of Jo Cox

The murder of Labour MP Jo Cox has led to widespread shock and horror, which Socialist Worker shares. The Batley and Spen MP was shot and stabbed yesterday, Thursday, in Birstall, west Yorkshire. She later died in hospital.

Racist Hatred Behind Murder Of Jo Cox

The murder of Labour MP Jo Cox has led to widespread shock and horror, which Socialist Worker shares. The Batley and Spen MP was shot and stabbed yesterday, Thursday, in Birstall, west Yorkshire. She later died in hospital. Jo Cox had spoken out in favour of immigration and in defence of refugees. Witnesses say that […]

From War to Uncertainty

Jim O’Connell, People Before Profit candidate in Cork South Central, was recently in Athens where he visited Victoria Square, a gathering point for many refugees. He sent us this vivid and moving report.

From War to Uncertainty

The heavy police presence in Victoria Square is backed up by two very large mobile tactical units, converted buses where the armed police take meals and breaks, conduct briefings and store their equipment. On one end of the square a sentry post complete with parasol sunshade looks like something from a West Bank checkpoint. Uniformed […]

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