Ireland’s Asylum System – Ask me my name

Emily Sheahan, Alison Clair, Aoibhín Bryant and Ellen Fitzpatrick.

JR3 Public Affairs Journalism

Are Irish prisons working? Is Ireland’s asylum system fit for purpose? Final-year DCU journalism students conducted in-depth investigations into these two major questions in Irish public life. Working with School of Communications Journalist-in-Residence, Ursula Halligan, and Chair of the BA in Journalism, Declan Fahy, students worked in teams to produce a set of original multi-media articles on these pressing, but under-reported, public affairs topics.

The experience of one asylum seeker from Sierra Leone illustrates the dehumanising effects of life in direct provision.

Emily Sheahan, Alison Clair, Aoibhín Bryant and Ellen Fitzpatrick.