A victory for the left that it won’t acknowledge

There have been improvements in direct provision - in the main due to left-wing protest

25th November, 2018

Taken Down, the new RTÉ drama from Love/Hate creator Stuart Carolan and crime novelist Jo Spain, is set in a fictionalised accommodation centre for asylum seekers where the walls are damp, the food is awful, the rules are petty and the residents are depressed. But truth is stranger than fiction.

I covered the asylum system extensively up to about ten years ago, for Village magazine and then the Sunday Tribune. I’ve been in...

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