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Belated Christmas celebration for Limerick asylum seeker children

first_imgSend a bar of Cadbury chocolate for free! Children’s Hospital overspend impacting on most vulnerable WhatsApp TAGScelebrationCharlie FlanaganchildrenChristmascommon roomDirect Provision CentreDoras LuimníJohn LannonKnockalisheenlimerickRollerJam Advertisement Delicious Wiltshire Farm Foods brightening your days in Autumn Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsBelated Christmas celebration for Limerick asylum seeker childrenBy Editor – January 4, 2018 2525 Printcenter_img Previous articleLimerick firms facing into a year of digital disruptionNext articleNetflix involved with Limerick production of Nightflyers Editor Linkedin The Knockalisheen Direct Provision CentreThe young residents of the Knockalisheen Direct Provision Centre in Limerick are to be given a belated ‘Christmas Day’ to make up for the disappointment of the cancellation of their own Christmas Day celebrations at the centre.The residents said they were denied access to the centre’s common room, where they had planned to hold the event for their children, after the room was locked and chairs removed by the management.Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has asked the management of the centre for a report on the incident which hasn’t yet been forthcoming.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The owners of the Rollerjam skating rink in Limerick city have offered to host a private party for the children at the centre tomorrow with food and drinks provided, and donations of Christmas gifts, toys and food coming from members of the public.Doras Luimní, the support service for the refugee and asylum-seeking community in Limerick are co-hosting the event.Doras Luimní Chairman John LannonDoras Chairman John Lannon said there was a lot of disappointment when the families at Knockalisheen Direct Provision Centre were not allowed to hold their planned party at the Centre on Christmas Day. The children had been especially looking forward to it, and to having some fun together.“So we’re delighted that a local business, RollerJam, has come to the rescue and is hosting a party at their roller skating rink in the city. Thanks to the amazing support and generosity of several organisations and individuals, the party the children deserve will now take place before the end of the Christmas season,” Mr Lannon said.More local news here Facebook Twitter Missing you this Christmas Flying home to Limerick for Christmas Merry Christmas from the Limerick Post Showlast_img

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