Concerns over direct provision working group

first_imgNewsConcerns over direct provision working groupBy John Keogh – April 3, 2015 898 Linkedin Advertisement TAGSDirect provisionDoras LuimníIrish Refugee CouncilKaren McHughMinister Aodhán Ó Riordán Concern over migrant families being accommodated in hotels Child numbers in Direction Provision ‘dangerously high’ Doras concerns about ongoing safety and wellbeing of residents in Direct Provision during Covid-19 Pandemic WhatsApp Email Printcenter_img Twitter Free Céilí Afro Dabke workshops and performance Previous articleLavish La Traviata – and insight – for concert hallNext articleLimerick call for water charges to be binned John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie  by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK-based migrants rights organisation Doras Luimní has expressed concerns about the Working Group on Direct Provision that was established last October to suggest improvements to the asylum seeker process.And they have also praised the Irish Refugee Council’s decision to resign from the Working Group, due to concerns that the best interests of asylum seekers were not being fully considered.“We have had serious concerns about the legitimacy of the Working Group and the Irish Refugee Council’s resignation confirms our initial reservations,” said Doras Luimní chief executive Karen McHugh.“For the past six months, the ongoing effort of the Working Group has being used as an excuse for the Government’s inaction and now it is apparent that it is not being given the power to input effectively.”She added that the residents of Limerick’s direct provision centres are becoming “increasingly disillusioned by the process”.A resident of Hanratty’s Direct Provision centre in Limerick city centre said: “Our hopes and expectations have been raised with the introduction of the Working Group. They were supposed to deliver a report in December 2014 but it was delayed until April. Then we read that it will not be ready until May. It shows they are just buying their time and not considering the lives of the people who are victims of a system we didn’t create.”Meanwhile, Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has welcomed the publication of the new International Protection Bill.“There are three separate stages to apply to remain in the state, each with its own application process. This Bill will create a more efficient application process by introducing a single procedure mechanism”, he said. There’s still a job to be done on the right to work Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Additions and subtractions in your workforce

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I think it is out of paper, I said.The American Airlines employee looked confused.I was trying to check a bag. The new system requires you to tag your own bag, but the machine seemed to be out of the “sticker paper.” A receipt told me to talk to a gate agent.But the gate agent didn’t seem to want to help. He told me to go back and try again. So I did. Same result. He rolled his eyes once or twice. He was convinced that I didn’t want to use the self-service system, even though I tried to explain that I already had.Frustrated with me, he passed me off to a colleague. She figured out the problem. The machine was out of paper.  So she helped me tag my bag.So I was shaking my head in disbelief. It was going to be one of those days of air travel. continue reading »last_img read more

Woman dies trying to save dogs from burning house

first_imgArson investigators ruled the cause of the fire as “electrical.” Firefighters managed to quell the blaze at around 6:47 a.m. They later found Mirasol’s remains inside the bathroom. The victim’s remains were not burned. Firefighters said she died from suffocation in the smoke. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA Bureau of Fire Protection-Bacolod fire marshal, Chief Inspector Publio Ploteña, said the fire started at around 6:18 a.m. Authorities identified the fatality as 36-year-old Michelle Grace Mirasol, a resident of #8 Lomboy Street in the said subdivision. It was reported that Mirasol managed to save at least three of their nine dogs were trapped in their cages.center_img The occupants at first managed to get out, however, Mirasol reportedly rushed back inside the burning house to save her pets. She failed to get out. BACOLOD City – A woman perished in a fire yesterday morning while trying to rescue her dogs trapped inside their burning house at Capitol Heights Phase 1, Barangay Villamonte in this city. The estimated property damage reached P80,000./PN Based on a statement given by Mirasol’s father Zacheo, the fire started at the ceiling of the living room.last_img read more

Watford complete double signing

first_img Britos moved to Napoli from Bologna and helped the Italian outfit finish second in Serie A in 2013, and also won the Coppa Italia twice. The Uruguayan, however, was sent off in what turned out to be his final appearance for the Naples club after headbutting Alvaro Morata during the closing minutes of the 3-1 defeat at Juventus on May 23. The arrivals of Jurado and Britos mean Watford have now signed nine players this summer after Sebastian Prodl, Giedrius Arlauskis, Matej Vydra, Jose Holebas, Etienne Capoue, Valon Behrami and Allan Nyom penned permanent deals at Vicarage Road. Watford have signed midfielder Jose Manuel Jurado from Spartak Moscow and defender Miguel Britos from Napoli. Press Associationcenter_img Jurado, 29, and Britos, 30, have both agreed three-year contracts with the Hornets, who won promotion back to the Barclays Premier League last season. Jurado played under Watford head coach Quique Flores during four years at Atletico Madrid, helping the Spanish side win the Europa League in 2010, before enjoying spells at Schalke in Germany and Spartak. last_img read more

Players say Major League Baseball told union that teams will not play more than 60 games during 2020 regular season

first_img Associated Press Players say Major League Baseball told union that teams will not play more than 60 games during 2020 regular season June 19, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappNEW YORK (AP) — Players say Major League Baseball told union that teams will not play more than 60 games during 2020 regular season.last_img

Pair of Washington teams visits Galen

first_imgWith a 19-3 record and accomplishments from veterans and rookies alike, the No. 7 USC women’s volleyball team has not had to deal with much adversity this season. Coach Mick Haley’s club has made quick work of its opponents, having recorded sweeps in 14 of their 19 wins.Growing up · Freshman outside hitter Samantha Bricio (left) has been named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week four times this season. – Sean Roth | Daily TrojanRegardless, the Women of Troy will use this weekend as a measuring tool for their season as they face the No. 5 Huskies on Friday and Washington State on Saturday at the Galen Center.While the Cougars have struggled and remain winless in Pac-12 competition, the Huskies have fought neck-and-neck with the Women of Troy, having established a 19-2 overall record that includes a 3-0 sweep of USC  when the Women of Troy made their trip to Washington on Sept. 28.“Our confidence right now is exactly where it needs to be,” senior opposite Katie Fuller said. “After the loss to Stanford we came into practice and challenged ourselves. We not only focused on attacking what we think are our strong points, but also the strong points of our opponents, and that’s what we need to do this weekend against the Washington teams.”Following a disappointing 3-0 sweep at the hands of the Cardinal on Oct. 10, the Women of Troy responded immediately with a sweep of Cal  on Oct. 12 before dominant home victories over Utah and Colorado last weekend. The weekend featured more strong performances from freshman outside hitter Samantha Bricio, who notched an astounding 11 aces to power the Women of Troy service attack. She also added 18 kills between the matches and nabbed her fourth Freshman of the Week honors to add to her quickly expanding list of accolades.While Bricio has carried the team on her back, Haley is quick to point out the need to keep things in perspective, especially with teams gunning to take down USC.“We took both of these teams out with our serving this weekend,” Haley said. “That’s important. But you have to assess how the serving will be against a different team or in a foreign facility. Bricio’s been knocking down aces and we have a combination of different serves we can use, but on the road it’s difficult. Even Bricio is having trouble focusing on the road, just because she’s had to do so much as a freshman.”While the likes of Fuller, junior middle blocker Alexis Olgard and junior libero Natalie Hagglund have consistently performed well for the team, Haley used the Colorado match to experiment with his younger players, particularly freshman middle blocker Alicia Ogoms and freshman setter Cinnamon Sary, and stressed the need to give them more playing time.“Cinnamon is going to be really good, there’s no question,” Haley said. “If she can provide a little more spark, we have a chance to win the national championship. She wants to contribute, so there’s no sense in holding her back, and the team’s comfortable with her in the lineup.”As the team gears up to battle the Huskies and avenge last month’s loss, Haley stressed the need to focus on the specifics of Washington’s attack.“We run first tempo, while Washington runs 1.5 tempo in the middle,” Haley said. “They run quicker outside while we run quicker in the middle. The tempos are different but we need to keep improving and become comfortable with our system. Everyone’s feeling like they’re getting better and their focus is high, so we’re in good shape.”last_img read more

Desire to play at out-half behind Hanrahan’s move

first_img“I’m an extremely driven person and that’s the only thing that’s driving me – where can I best develop myself and become the best player that I can be.”According to Hanrahan, the decision to make the move was difficult. He said: “You’re Munster growing up, you want to be there and you see a big future.“Obviously your dream is to play for Munster but when you make a decision you make it on the basis of what’s best for your career going forward.”He added: “There’s a lot of unknowns in life, and this is the next step, it’s the next progression in my career.” In an interview with munsterrugby.ie, the former Rockwell College student said while it was hard to make the decision to leave he feels it was the right career move. Despite reports Hanrahan’s Saints’ contract is worth a lucrative €200,000 a year, the Ireland Under-20 international said his decision was solely based on his rugby ambitions.He said: “This has been a 100% rugby decision, that’s all it’s ever been based on. I’ve huge ambitions for my career, huge ambitions for Ireland.last_img read more