Asylum industry: companies behind the direct provision system

Property, catering and construction firms among major providers in profitable sector

Housing in Mosney for asylum seekers. Accumulated profits for Mosney Irish Holidays’s last set of published accounts in 2009 were €5.4m. Photograph: Frank Miller

Housing in Mosney for asylum seekers. Accumulated profits for Mosney Irish Holidays’s last set of published accounts in 2009 were €5.4m. Photograph: Frank Miller

Aramark Ireland Holdings Ltd

Aramark Ireland Holdings Ltd, with an address at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin, is part of the US Aramark Corporation which has its headquarters in Philadelphia and is quoted on the New York Stock Exchange. It is involved in running three State-owned direct provision centres which accommodate up to 800 asylum seekers at Kinsale Road, Cork; Knockalisheen, Co Limerick; and Athlone, Co Westmeath.

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