Author: Graham


When Sibusisiwe “Busie” Mhlophe arrived in Ireland from Zimbabwe, she felt isolated and anxious. h “I didn’t know anyone or have family anywhere in Europe. It was so depressing staying in the room the whole day with nothing to do,” she said.

The Irish Times

Each morning Sibusisiwe Mhlophe checks the notice board in the Kinsale Road direct provision centre where she’s living. She tries her best to hide her disappointment when once again her name does not appear on the list of postal deliveries for residents.

The Irish Examiner

Crossing the finishing line of the Cork City Marathon will signal a sweet victory for Sanctuary Runners, with Irish people running alongside those in direct provision, writes Noel Baker.