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PHOTOS: Intimate images from asylum seekers’ lives in Ireland

Photographer Rory O’Neill sneaked into ‘direct provision’ accommodation in central Dublin to capture these pictures.

ASYLUM SEEKERS ARE people from other countries who have applied for refugee status in Ireland.

While waiting for a decision on their application, they are housed in so-called ‘direct provision’ facilities with a small weekly allowance from the State.

A group of asylum seekers lives at Hatch Hall in central Dublin, and photographer Rory O’Neill captured images of their lives there for his new exhibition LIMBO.

Working without access to the building, he had to sneak in and out for each shoot over a six-month period.

The results of his work are on display this weekend at South Studios, Dublin 8 as part of the PhotoIreland Festival 2012.

We’ve got some of the images for you here, and you can view the full exhibition from 11am to 6pm today.

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PHOTOS: Intimate images from asylum seekers’ lives in Ireland
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  • The daily lives of asylum seekers

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