Alan Hyde

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A family from Syria in the direct provision centre on Abbey Street in Ballyhaunis. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

A surge in the numbers of asylum seekers living in direct provision saw the fees paid to private firms operating the network of centres across the cou(...)

Protesters attending a national demonstration calling for the end to the Direct Provision System last year. Photograph:  Tom Honan.

Private firms operating the network of direct provision centres for asylum seekers and refugees across the State were last year paid more than €50 mil(...)

Mount Trenchard direct provision centre, Limerick: it is claimed it is  “used as a centre of last resort” within the direct provision system, while  it  has been described by the Irish Refugee Council as “one of the worst in the system”.  Photograph:  Brian Gavin/Press 22

An organisation working to support the rights of migrants in the midwest has called for a centre housing asylum seekers in Limerick to be closed down,(...)