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Department of Justice officials monitor posts criticising Direct Provision on social media

Officials compile reports on comments on Direct Provision by Marian Keyes, Hozier and others

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PLEA: Marian Keyes urged 211,000 followers to sign petition. Photo: Gareth Chaney

PLEA: Marian Keyes urged 211,000 followers to sign petition. Photo: Gareth Chaney

PLEA: Marian Keyes urged 211,000 followers to sign petition. Photo: Gareth Chaney

Officials at the Department of Justice have been monitoring celebrities, politicians, asylum seekers and members of the public who criticise Direct Provision on social media.

The Department of Justice compiled daily reports of social media posts discussing Direct Provision, how much traction they had and whether or not they were critical of the Government.


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