Author: Allen Meagher

About The Author

Allen Meagher is the founding editor of 'Changing Ireland'. Based in Moyross, Limerick, but could be found anywhere in Ireland (pre-Covid).

No sanctuary in West Clare: Why peace-loving people turn to activism

• A voluntary group set up last year to welcome asylum-seekers to West Clare welcomed the Department of Justice and Equality’s decision in August to close the emergency Direct Provision centre.
• On August 12th – the day the closure was announced – the Miltown Malbay Welcome Group thanked Minister Helen McEntee for her prompt action.
• Civil society voices who welcomed the move included Clare PPN’s Sarah Clancy, author Ruairi McKiernan, and human rights activist John Lannon.

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