Cahersiveen march hears calls to end direct provision system

Residents living in asylum seeker accommodation in Cahersiveen have called for an end to the direct provision system.

They made the call during a march through the town to highlight the community’s concerns for asylum seekers living in the former Skellig Star hotel.

They say the system, combined with the outbreak of COVID-19 at the centre and the response by authorities, has been traumatising.

Safra Banu, who lives in the reception centre, spoke on behalf of residents at today’s march.