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OPINION: “We are lucky” – Miltown Direct Provision resident

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*Miltown Malbay’s Direct Provision residents enjoyed a trip to Galway recently.  Innocent Iroaganachi is an asylum seeker living in Miltown Malbay, he wrote for The Clare Echo about the warm reception extended by the people of the West Clare town and how lucky they feel to be in Co Clare.

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Miltown Malbay Direct Provision residents keen to learn Irish language

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In a week where the compulsory studying of Irish for the Leaving Certificate is under threat, asylum seekers in Miltown Malbay have inquired about the prospect of being taught the language in Co Clare.

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Amanda hoping to have Major say in Ennis’ future

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*Amanda Major. Photograph: Martin Connolly A full-time student and a mother of three, Amanda Major has a busy schedule as it is but now she wants to become the first female Nigerian councillor elected in Ireland.

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Former Meelick Direct Provision resident wins national culinary award

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A former resident of the Knockalisheen Direct Provision Centre in Meelick has won a gold medal in the prestigious Chef Ireland competition. Bangaly Doumbouya collected his latest accolade while juggling a full-time course as a Culinary Arts students at the Limerick Institute of Technology. He has also worked at Clare hotels including Dromoland Castle and…

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Lisdoonvarna Direct Provision residents prepare to launch pop up market

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Direct Provision residents in Lisdoonvarna will take their first steps into business next weekend when they host what is intended to be the first of what will become monthly markets in Ennistymon.

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Life in Direct Provision “feels very much like mental torture”

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Knocklisheen Direct Provision Centre resident Donnah Vuma with Clare Soroptimists

KNOCKLISHEEN Direct Provision Centre resident Donnah Vuma has said that while she is very grateful to be living in Ireland, her safety should not be granted at the cost of her freedom. Ms Vuma gave a briefing on what it’s like to live in the centre to the members of Clare County Council today. “We…

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