Monsignor John Byrne interviews a young lady who relays how asylum seekers cannot access 3rd levels grants and so further their education.
On her request we are not revealing her identity.
Monsignor John Byrne is Parish Priest of Portlaoise Parish and Vicar General in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin.
Over the last decade, Portlaoise Parish has provided educational and pastoral support to people living in ‘direct provision’ in the nearby Montague Hotel and has advocated for reforms in the system.
Read Article by Fr Paddy Byrne – No place to call home (May 2014)