Event to take place in Dublin for Syrian refugees living in Direct Provision

A family-friendly event for Syrian refugees who live in Direct Provision accommodation is taking place in Dublin today.

It will get underway at the Islamic Cultural Centre Ireland in Clonskeagh at 11am this morning.

It is seeking to build a bridge between the Syrian people displaced by conflict and concerned Irish people as part of World Refugee Week.

A child playing in rubble in Syria

Muslim Sisters of Eire Chairperson Lorraine O'Connor says refugees from a number of centres will arrive in the capital today.

"We have Syrian refugees coming up from three centres; Roscommon, Gorey and Portlaoise," she said.

"On arrival, they will have a meet-and-greet, there'll be a few small talks by the Imam Halawa."

- Digital Desk

Related Articles

82 child welfare incidents referred to asylum agency's family services unit last year

80 attend anti-racism event in Rooskey after fire at hotel earmarked for asylum seekers

Living in Direct Provision: ‘It’s is a stain on Irish society. I’ll never forget those still incarcerated’

Living in Direct Provision: ‘You begin to see yourself as someone who is not accepted by society’

More in this Section

There have been other fires since Carrickmines, says Irish Traveller Movement

Review finds the Pill is safe to take without monthly break

Graham Linehan's views on transgender issues 'not grounded in facts', say protestors

Survey finds 75% of principals have had nobody applying for teachers' jobs at schools in a year


Five top tips for keeping calm and carrying on

Learning Points: Hoarding is far from harmless titillation on TV

Psychological thriller Cellar Door partly inspired by story of Tuam babies

Exploring space in Limerick on the set of Netflix's new show based on the stories of George RR Martin

More From The Irish Examiner