Podcast: Mary King of the Dún Laoghaire Refugee Project

Published date: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mary King, Chairperson of the Dún Laoghaire Refugee Project (DRP) celebrates the organisation's ten-year anniversary on World Refugee Day (June 20 2011). She talks about how things have changed over the past ten years for asylum seekers and separated children in particular and why the DRP has been so successful in providing support and gaining the trust of its clients.

She talks of the DRP's recent publication, 'The Story of the Dún Laoghaire Refugee Project', a collection of reflections written by DRP clients. Mary speaks of the negative and positive aspects of the recent decision to move separated chidren from hostel accommodation and reminds us that the Irish authorities must ensure that all children in the care of the state are treated equally.