Yes to Migrants but no to the system that is Direct Provision is the theme of the 24.7 vigil that is continuing in the village of Pollagh, Achill where residents found out last week that the government and property owner of the Achill Head Hotel had entered into a contract to house Asylum Seekers in the hotel. Those taking part in the vigil are welcoming anyone who supports their stance to join them.
While some Achill natives in Dublin are planning to protest outside the Department of Justice this evening in Dublin. They are inviting anyone against the Direct Provision system to join them at the Department of Justice anytime after 6pm this evening.
The Department of Justice has confirmed to Midwest News that a private meeting will take place this evening between Department officials and local community representatives in Achill, in relation to the plans for the emergency accommodation centre.