Among those who spoke at the protest before it set off from the Garden of Remembrance, was Mavis (who did not wish to give her surname) who has lived in a direct provision centre in Dublin for 15 months with her three children.
“For me every day is a struggle, to watch my children suffering and getting sick.
This requirement cannot be used to prevent protests in response to breaking news.
I am telling Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald now, the system is killing our mental health. “If we do that it will be the opportunity to end direct provision.
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Meals are provided and asylum seekers are entitled to €19.10 per adult per week, with a lower rate for children.
They are not allowed to work or to engage in education beyond Leaving Certificate.