Brian O'Connell report
Yesterday, our reporter Brian O’Connell brought us an exclusive investigation confirming that some asylum seekers are engaged in prostitution. Today, Brian you have more accounts of women in the direct provision system selling their bodies for sex. Yesterday Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald responded by ordering a report into the claims.
Today Brian spoke with more women in the direct provision system who have either resorted to prostitution or are having to seriously consider it.
In recent months our reporter Brian O’Connell has been lifting the lid on the Direct Provision system of accommodation for asylum seekers. Today and tomorrow Brian brings us new revelations about the lives of some of those in the system.
Earlier in the week we heard from Minister Aodhan O Riordain on his plans to try and reform the Direct Provision system for asylum seekers. The new Minister was on this programme following a report by Brian O’Connell who was inside two centres at the weekend. Brian has been doing a series of reports on Direct Provision and today Brian brought us more cases and the story of a Cork solicitor who is taking on cases few others are willing to.
In recent weeks our reporter Brian O’Connell has been reporting on the Direct Provision system in Ireland. With new Minister of State for Equality, New Communities and Culture, Aodhán O Riordáin, calling it a priority for Government to change the Direct Provision system for asylum seekers in Ireland. Keeling was joined by Brian O’Connell who has been looking at this issue.
While much focus has recently been placed on how the Irish State treated children in its care during the 20th century, there have been renewed calls for a review of the living situations of children seeking asylum in Ireland. This week our reporter Brian O’Connell has been speaking to some children living in Direct Provision Centres and he joined Keelin this morning.
Presenter: Sean O'Rourke