First MASI Conference held in Dublin today

The first MASI Conference has begun in Liberty Hall today.

Under the theme “Towards a More Humane Asylum Process” , the conference will hear from young people speaking about about Direct Provision, as well as a history of DP and MASI’s organising.

The Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland is an independent, self-organised, grassroots organisation of people who have been in the asylum and Direct Provision system in Ireland which first came together during the 2014 protests in Direct Provision centres. MASI seeks the complete abolition of direct provision, an end to deportations, the full right to work and access to education for all people seeking asylum.

Ahead of the conference MASI, which does not receive any official funding, raised over €15,000 to offer practical support so that those in Direct Provision and emergency accommodation centres across the country would be able to attend, as well as catering costs.

The conference is supported by SIPTU.

For more information, head to or follow the organisation on Facebook or Twitter.

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