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The protest on Tuesday morning outside the Skellig Star Direct Provision Centre in Cahersiveen, where asylum seekers have gone on hunger strike. Photo by Christy Riordan

The protest on Tuesday morning outside the Skellig Star Direct Provision Centre in Cahersiveen, where asylum seekers have gone on hunger strike. Photo by Christy Riordan

The protest on Tuesday morning outside the Skellig Star Direct Provision Centre in Cahersiveen, where asylum seekers have gone on hunger strike. Photo by Christy Riordan20:00

The protest on Tuesday morning outside the Skellig Star Direct Provision Centre in Cahersiveen, where asylum seekers have gone on hunger strike. Photo by Christy Riordan20:00

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The protest on Tuesday morning outside the Skellig Star Direct Provision Centre in Cahersiveen, where asylum seekers have gone on hunger strike. Photo by Christy Riordan

Residents at the Skellig Star Direct Provision Centre in Cahersiveen are on an 'indefinite' hunger strike over what they view as 'inhumane' conditions at the centre.

The group want the centre to be shut down immediately and for the group to be moved to new accommodation.

In an interview outside the centre on Tuesday morning, at the beginning of the hunger strike, one of the residents, who gave her name as Precious, cited some of the residents' concerns.