‘Sheryar’* sought international protection in Ireland in 2012 due to fears of his for his life in his native Pakistan. He spent the next six years living in different ‘Direct Provision’ centres. I was introduced to him in 2018 by Spirasi’s befriending office. By then he had left his accommodation to stay with friends in Dublin as his appeal against a deportation order, which meant that he might be deported at any time, had been rejected by the Irish Supreme Court. (* Not his real name)
Author:- November 20, 2023
As for many charitable organisations, 2020 has been a time of change and challenge for Spirasi - The National Centre for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture in Ireland.
Author:- December 1, 2020
Spirasi, the asylum-seeker initiative of the Spiritan (Holy Ghost) Congregation, has for 20 years been involved in welcoming people who have sought asylum from persecution and torture...
Author:- December 11, 2018