I’m from Limerick originally, I come from a family of two girls and we are all musical — my Dad is a musician too, so it’s in the family. I was sent to a primary school that was a country school in our neighbouring village. My parents wanted me to go there because they were known for an interest in music and drama and that sort of thing.
A number of protests over direct provision centres last year raised a series of questions, not all of them easily answered. Most protesters insisted they were concerned about the conditions prevailing in some refugee centres while others pointed to the official secrecy around decisions about where to locate centres.