There is no doubt 2020 has been a truly miserable year for residents in the direct provision system.
The coronavirus outbreak and resulting lockdown took all the existing problems and made them much, much, worse.
On Saturday we decided that enough was enough! 30 residents of Temple DP and Banagher emergency accommodation went to Lough Boora Discovery park for a walk in the bog and a picnic.
We had a great time! Kids got to run and jump and scream to their heart’s delight. Adults got to walk in a lovely place and talk to new people. We had a picnic and then went home after a really lovely day.
We have to do these sorts of things more often!