‘What’s Food Got to Do With It?’ Report Launch 14th May

Fri, May 2, 2014

good-food Nasc is pleased to announce the launch of a new report that explores the food experiences of residents in the Direct Provision system in Ireland.

‘What’s Food Got to Do With It? Food Experiences in Direct Provision’ will be officially launched on Wednesday the 14th of May from 7 – 9 pm in the Nasc Event room at our offices on Ferry Lane.

Nasc welcomes you to join us for the event which will be launched by John McKenna, food writer and co-author of the world famous McKenna’s Guides.  John McKenna recently wrote a piece in the Irish Times on the right to cook and the cruel and degrading treatment of asylum seekers in direct provision, which you can read here.

Keelin Barry, Masters in Public Health and author of the report, will present on the findings. A previous resident of direct provision will also speak.

The report is based on a qualitative research study that was undertaken with the aim of gaining greater understanding of the lived reality and food experience of asylum seekers living in direct provision centres in Cork.  The research was conducted by Keelin Barry as part of a Masters in Public Health at University College Cork with the support of Nasc.

To confirm attendance, please email bethany@nascireland.org or ring (021) 450 3462.

For media queries, click here or download the press release directly here.

For more information about the launch, or to download a PDF copy of the report, click here.