BREAKING NEWS Wednesday October 17th
The residents of Lisbrook House have received faxes informing them that they are to be moved within days, many to hostels outside of Galway. Supporters of the residents will be holding continuous protests now. The first will begin on THURSDAY (October 18th) AT 9AM, again on Friday at 9AM, to culminate with a large rally on Monday morning. All will be held outside Lisbrook House, moving back and forth to
the Kirwan Roundabout.
For more about the Lisbrook House support group
Ade Adekeye, who was a Featured Reader at the Over The Edge: Open Reading on August 30th in Galway City Library, is one of the people effected by the decision to close Lisbrook House which houses several hundred asylum-seeking residents.
Over The Edge considers it only reasonable that, if residents of Lisbrook House are to be relocated, they should be relocated within the Galway area. Many of the residents have lived in Galway for a number of years and, like Ade, have significant ties to the local community which would be lost were they to be relocated to, for example, Sligo or Limerick or Athlone.
For more about Ade’s Featured Reading at the August Over The Edge: Open Reading, at which he brilliantly read his poetry, see here http://www.overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.ie/2012/08/august-over-edge-open-reading-with.html
For more information about the campaign in support of the Lisbrook House residents, contact Joseph Loughnane on 087-2729021 .