We are THRILLED to provide more than 1000 winter coats, plus warm jumpers & kids clothes, to residents of Direct Provision & Emergency Accommodation centres from our #winterappeal.
Thank you Fingal for your huge generosity and solidarity.
#FingalTogether #EndDirectProvision
We worked with asylum seekers to identify what they needed for the coming months, and collected warm clothes from Balbriggan, Rush, Swords, Donabate, Malahide and Baldoyle last weekend, sharing information about conditions in DP with the wider community at the same time.
Around 500 people received individually named packets of clothing in their size, and every centre received extra clothing arranged by size for newcomers and people who needed more. Huge thanks to our volunteer team across the last 3 days who sorted, packed and delivered clothes.
Partnership is essential to ensure that our relationship with asylum seekers in our communities are ones that support relationships between us, not just one-way charity. #FingalTogether #EndDirectProvision
In total this weekend, clothes were delivered directly to over 1000 people in Fingal, Dublin, Louth, Meath and Monaghan. Thank you to everyone in those centres, and to our neighbours in Fingal, for making this happen.
We wish everyone a cosy and connected winter.
And.... We have another 300 coats, plus all types of clothing to deliver to more centres next weekend.
We will update you then!!!!!
We had 40 volunteers collecting, sorting & delivering, and many more coordinating in Direct Provision & Emergency Accomm centres. We are so appreciative of all of their efforts, but PARTICULARLY those in the system who do it under the greatest of pressure. 💪 #ENDDIRECTPROVISION

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Fingal Communities Against Racism statement on current events in #Balbriggan #FingalTogether
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Fingal Communities Against Racism are concerned that a house fire in Balbriggan last Sunday has been used to push a racist agenda on social media. The cause of the fire has been investigated, but has still to be confirmed officially.
Initial inspections identified it as an electrical fire, amplified when an oil tank in the back garden also caught fire. However, this has been portrayed on social media as a deliberate arson attack as a result of racially motivated gang violence.
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