DARINA ALLEN: DIRECT PROVISION COOKING BAN MAKES ME ASHAMED TO BE IRISH

Chefs Darina Allen and Jess Murphy have called on the Government to scrap the ban on cooking in direct provision centres. At Athrú, a conference in Galway on equality in food Allen called the ban barbaric. “It seems to be me another kind of torture we are inflicting on people who have already suffered so much,” she said. The ban “makes me ashamed to be Irish,” she said. “It’s a human rights issue happening on our watch.”

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