Making headway with JRS in Limerick
In his first weeks in the Jesuit Refugee Service in Limerick, Rory Halpin SJ has been working with JRS Director Eugene Quinn to identify the needs of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in and around the Limerick area. Their initial work will entail pastoral outreach to three of the five Direct Provision Centres (Foynes, Clyde House, and Knockalisheen), focusing on those asylum seekers who are most vulnerable. Rory then hopes to develop an English language support project for transition year students in Crescent College, getting them to teach asylum seekers from these Direct Provision Centres. He is also developing an intercultural resource for parishes, to assist in the integration of new communities.