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RTÉ promotes rejected asylum seeker and Social Democrat candidate running for election in Dublin

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Folks, do any of ye know how many people are in Direct Provision? Were they and DP always going to be used as part of the propaganda war for open borders?
It suits t.p.t.b. to have this system.

The useless Catholic bishops were droning on about DP (that's Direct Provision, just to be clear) again yesterday.
There are many fine exceptions, but the hierarchy has never had a loyalty to the nation. Loyalty to the state, yes, especially when the state let them run things.
I am a practising Catholic, by the way.
 

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Actually the Sunday Times occasionally publishes material interrogating aspects of Mass Immigration.
Not nearly enough, but far more than Irish Times or Indo.
They had a good piece a year or two back which showed that the process required for attaining naturalization in Ireland is far laxer than in any other European country.
 
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And if she was elected, and can’t work, she’d be some addition wouldn’t she.?
My understanding is, that if elected she can't take the salary of approx 17k pa (she said this in one of her many interviews) but she can do the work. Its the accepting of the salary that is against the law. She can do the cllr work on a voluntary basis. She apparently already does loads of unpaid work with her cookery business, doing interviews with gulliable reporters etc.

As I posted earlier, what is the legal position re the unvouched expenses cllrs get? I am sure she will claim her 'turning up' money which is essentially what the allowances relate to. Lots of people do voluntary work and they are paid their out of pocket expenses incurred doing the work which is only fair. Our Ellie is not likely to refuse the 7k expenses - you have to turn up to 80% of council meetings to keep the allowance with is paid quarterly I think. You can sign into the council meeting and leave immediately - that counts as turning up but our Ellie likes to make her voice heard so I think she would be a good attender and talk so much she would drive the other cllrs out.
 
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This would explain why she has not been able to avail of the secret scheme granting failed asylum seekers the right to remain in Ireland if they've been here for five years. That scheme is not open to people with a criminal record.


The London Times:
Inaccuracies found in asylum seeker candidate Ellie Kisyombe’s back story

The first female asylum seeker to stand for election in Ireland has given inaccurate information about her background, The Sunday Times has established.

Official details on Ellie Kisyombe’s entry into Ireland do not match the account the Dublin city council candidate has given in recent media interviews. It has emerged that Kisyombe, a Social Democrats candidate in May’s local elections, attempted to claim asylum in the UK before being transferred back to Ireland, where she already had a student visa.

In the interviews and in her profile on the Social Democrats’ website, Kisyombe, who canvassed in the north inner city yesterday, says she came to Ireland in 2010. She immediately went into the direct provision system after claiming asylum at Dublin airport.

However, The Sunday Times has established that Kisyombe studied at Bristol University between 2007 and 2010 before returning to Malawi. She arrived in Ireland on or about April 30, 2011, and was granted a student visa that allowed her to remain here to study until June 15, 2012.

Soon after arriving in Ireland, Kisyombe travelled to the UK where she applied for asylum. In July 2011 she was screened at the Croydon asylum unit in London. British authorities asked their Irish counterparts to take Kisyombe back, in line with an EU convention. Kisyombe applied for asylum in Ireland on November 9, 2011.

In her media interviews Kisyombe says she has been in direct provision since coming to Ireland. However, she left Ireland to go to the UK in either late 2012 or early 2013.

On March 3, 2014, Kisyombe was arrested and placed in detention in the UK on suspicion of illegal entry. This resulted in a second request by UK authorities to have her removed to Ireland. She was brought back on May 2, 2014.

Asked to comment on the discrepancies in her public statements, the Social Democrats candidate said there were explanations as to why details she had given did not match what had been established by The Sunday Times, but she did “not want to go into it”. She added that, as her asylum application was ongoing, she had “decided not to speak about it”.


 
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The London Times:
Inaccuracies found in asylum seeker candidate Ellie Kisyombe’s back story

The first female asylum seeker to stand for election in Ireland has given inaccurate information about her background, The Sunday Times has established.

Official details on Ellie Kisyombe’s entry into Ireland do not match the account the Dublin city council candidate has given in recent media interviews. It has emerged that Kisyombe, a Social Democrats candidate in May’s local elections, attempted to claim asylum in the UK before being transferred back to Ireland, where she already had a student visa.

In the interviews and in her profile on the Social Democrats’ website, Kisyombe, who canvassed in the north inner city yesterday, says she came to Ireland in 2010. She immediately went into the direct provision system after claiming asylum at Dublin airport.

However, The Sunday Times has established that Kisyombe studied at Bristol University between 2007 and 2010 before returning to Malawi. She arrived in Ireland on or about April 30, 2011, and was granted a student visa that allowed her to remain here to study until June 15, 2012.

Soon after arriving in Ireland, Kisyombe travelled to the UK where she applied for asylum. In July 2011 she was screened at the Croydon asylum unit in London. British authorities asked their Irish counterparts to take Kisyombe back, in line with an EU convention. Kisyombe applied for asylum in Ireland on November 9, 2011.

In her media interviews Kisyombe says she has been in direct provision since coming to Ireland. However, she left Ireland to go to the UK in either late 2012 or early 2013.

On March 3, 2014, Kisyombe was arrested and placed in detention in the UK on suspicion of illegal entry. This resulted in a second request by UK authorities to have her removed to Ireland. She was brought back on May 2, 2014.

Asked to comment on the discrepancies in her public statements, the Social Democrats candidate said there were explanations as to why details she had given did not match what had been established by The Sunday Times, but she did “not want to go into it”. She added that, as her asylum application was ongoing, she had “decided not to speak about it”.

Folks, do any of ye know how many people are in Direct Provision? Were they and DP always going to be used as part of the propaganda war for open borders?
It suits t.p.t.b. to have this system.
Over 6,000 according to Flanagan.
 

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This case is confusing as she tells inconsistent stories to different media. I've put together a table of events from recent interviews and from todays Sunday article by Mark Tighe which blew her story.

DateWhereComment
c.1984Ellie born in Malawi to wealthy family
1999Ellie has twins by boy she met at an interschool basketball game. No further mentions of him in interviews. Her father sends her to Johannesburg to finish her education. Her extended family look after the twins.
2004/5Ellie mentions in Irish Times interview seeing the twins on a visit home when they were 5 or 6 and her father telling her he was proud she was continuing her studies. I get the feeling this may have been the first time she had been back. There’s no mention as you would expect in a soft interview that she came back as often as she could and how she missed her children. The anecdote is told because she remembers the visit well because her father was proud of her.
2005Just after the meeting that made her happy her father dies in what she believes were suspicious circumstances. She thinks it was poisoning.Her family are wealthy and well connected. Why did then not pay for a forensic expert to look into the causes of death?
?She says the twins were taken into the care of an aunt and uncle who were close to the Malawi president Muluzi 1994-2004Her family were already looking after the twins so were they moved from the home they had to the uncle and aunt? As Ellie must have finished her studies why did she not care for them with financial support from her family if necessary?
2004President Muluzi steps down and she claims life became more difficult for everyone connected with the departed president. Things were bad in 2011. An activist friend ended up dead in 2011-no details given. At this point (2011) she started thinking where she might goThe problem is that the Sunday Times has revealed she was at Bristol University 2007-2010. She told Hot Press that she was an activist in Malawi 2008-2011.
2010After finishing at Bristol University she returns to Malawi. She told the Irish Times she flew into Dublin airport and claimed asylum in early 2010
No mention to the Irish Times why she did not bring her children, now about 11, on the plane to take them from the 'dangerous' situation in Malawi.
2011According to the Sunday Times she arrived in Ireland around 30 April 2011 and was granted a student visa until June 2012. However she went back to the UK in July 2011 and applied for asylum. However, the UK asked Ireland to take
her back in line with the EU convention. She returned to Ireland and applied for asylum in Nov 2011. She has claimed she has been in direct provision since coming to Ireland. This is not true as she returned to the UK late 2012 or early 2013.
She was arrested on 3 March 2014 and was again returned to Ireland, in May 2014
Well done the Sunday Times
c. 2015Her daughter joins her in Ireland, now aged about 16.Not clear how much she has seen her daughter since her birth despite many opportunities to do so.
c.2016Her son joins her in Ireland, aged approx. 17
Ditto
2018-2019Many media interviews after joining the Social DemocratsShe makes a big deal about being a ‘single parent’ but only had her children with her since their mid teens! Perhaps decision to bring the children to Ireland made to help her asylum application. The daughter is now in second year of law degree so sob, sob, you can't depart me and my children. In interviews she says (shock horror) she has to share a room with her daughter in the detention centre.
 

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Just finished the ST piece. Appears her background story is a tissue of lies. She has made up all kinds of stuff about applying for asylum in Ireland when she was studying in the UK.

The Social Democrats will have to drop her. Too many lies and inconsistencies.
 
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