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Podcast series gives insight into the homelands and cultures of Direct...

'Home Stories' is a podcast series that offers insights into the lives, hopes and childhood memories of residents of Direct Provision and Emergency Accommodation...

Laois Volunteers sought for baking birthday treats for people in Direct...

A group who bake cakes for people in Direct Provision and Emergency Accommodation hope to expand their work to Laois. Consider It Cakes was launched...

Laois Direct Provision resident raises €1,000 in aid of local Saint...

A Laois Direct Provision Centre resident has raised €1,000 for her local Saint Vincent de Paul. Abíodun Oladele is a talented seamstress who used her...

Direct Provision Centre residents ‘very nervous’ as period of self isolation...

Residents of Direct Provision Centres in Laois and around the country who had been moved to self-isolation units following potential Coronavirus are 'very nervous'...

Fr Paddy: Direct Provision – A failed system

This pandemic is far from over, whilst hopefully it remains contained, on our Island. Here in Laois we face the second week of restrictions, which...

Fr Paddy: Time to end Direct Provision

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Ireland have launched a new study, Protection with Dignity: Roadmap to System Change, which identifies necessary steps for system change...

Calls for Coronavirus testing for all residents and staff at Laois’s...

Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming has called for Coronavirus testing of all residents and employees in Laois’s four Direct Provision Centres to be carried...

Fr Paddy: The Problem of Direct Provision

Fintan O’ Toole (Irish Times) recently wrote: “In 1992, the concept of limbo - a place for the souls of infants who died before...

Singers from Laois Direct Provision centres feature in National Concert Hall...

On Sunday, six singing groups, representing six Direct Provision centres, shared a celebration of their work in the National Concert Hall. The Singers have come...

Montague and Hazel Hotels to be retained as Direct Provision Centres

The Department of Justice have confirmed that both the Montague and Hazel Hotel are to be retained for use as Direct Provision Centres for...

Portlaoise priest revisits topic of Direct Provision centres on national broadcast

A Laois priest and a woman who lived in a Laois Direct Provision centre were featured on Liveline's Callback programme on Thursday, Janaury 3. In...

Fr Paddy: Direct provision centres have no place God’s Kingdom

On this, the last Sunday of the Church’s liturgical year, the Feast of Christ the King, The Gospel reading was about the Last Judgement. It...

Fr Paddy: The Tuam babies scandal – anger, pain and disgust

The finding of babies mortal remains in a former mother and baby residential home in Tuam, has awakened much anger, pain and disgust. The plight...