‘Hopeless’ hundred in Direct Provision in Co Clare spend third night in sub-zero conditions

Around 100 people living in tents at a Direct Provision centre in Co Clare spent their third night of sub-zero temperatures on Friday night with “raw” winter conditions set to continue this weekend and into next week.

Ireland will remain in the grip of an Arctic air mass in days to come, with no great thaw expected to follow the lifting of some cold, ice and snow warnings on Saturday.

Outreach workers in contact with the international protection applicants said a sense of “hopelessness” was beginning to set in amid poor conditions, though a small number were moved to alternative accommodation on Friday.

It’s a long way from Clare to Kyiv … and further by the day for displaced Ukrainians

Housing challenges a looming and pressing problem as several hotels eye return of tourists.

Orla Ní Eilí carries with her an imperishable image of the moment when the consequences of the war fully sank in. In Ballyvaughan, an afternoon in mid-March, the long-time “peacenik” met the newly displaced, listening as a young Ukrainian woman earnestly asked her what would happen next: her fiance was fighting in Ukraine. When he arrived here, she asked, would he be able to learn English?

Her gaze was wide-eyed and intense. Could they live somewhere in the countryside? “It killed me because looking at her, it felt that all that happened in the 100 years since the first World War is that the means of communication had speeded up. ‘When the war is over’. God knows what has happened to him in the meantime,” she says and momentarily chokes up.

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