Cultúr - Migrants Centre

Press Release: Support of Dunnes Stores workers

Support of Dunnes Stores workers

Read the latest press release on Uplift Campaign that Cultr and other supporters of Dunnes Stores workers were involved in on Friday 15th May in Co. Meath heren

PDF logoPress Release 15th May 2015

Press Release: Cultúr, Culture Connect and the Meath Action Group on Direct Provision welcome call from Louth County Council to end Direct Provision

PDF logoPress Release 16th Feb 15

Press Release: The Meath Action Group on Direct Provision

The Meath Action Group on Direct Provision, which is a group representing asylum seekers living in direct provision and others including Cultur Migrants Centre welcomes the passing of a motion by members of Meath County Council calling for an end to Direct Provision.

Group spokesperson Pamela Kpaduwa stated that:

"Direct provision is a cruel system that strips you of every sense of self worth and value. Many of us are living in direct provision for over 5 years, we can hardly recognize ourselves as gradually but consistently the system has eroded our lives leaving us empty and inadequate.

The children in direct provision are starting out on an unsure foundation in their young lives and thereby facing an even more uncertain future. Most of them were born here, what kind of future are they facing? Are they different from any other children born on the Island?"

This action by Meath County Council should be followed by other local authorities and we would urge local councillors to write to other TDs from the county and the Minister responsible for Equality, Culture and New Communities to ensure that the working group tasked with reform in the Asylum process institutes real radical reform that puts an end to direct provision and creates a new asylum process that respects the rights and dignity of those seeking asylum and is fit for this purpose.