Sunday 25 February 2018

Asylum seekers protest over living conditions

FORTY asylum seekers staged an angry protest over their living conditions in an old Irish convent.

It took place outside Drishane Castle in Millstreet, Co Cork, which has been used as an accommodation centre for refugees and asylum seekers for over a decade.

Angry residents complained at overcrowding and a lack of leisure facilities for children and families.

The complex, which once housed the prestigious Convent of the Infant Jesus boarding school, is located 2km outside the north Cork town.

Gardai attended the peaceful protest after staff members at the accommodation centre left during the demonstration.

Several families have been living at the complex for over five years.

Irish Independent

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