Living Off of €38.80 for Sanctuary Week


Can you live on €38.80 a week?


Thats what your student officer team are attempting to do in an effort to stand in solidarity with our students and all adults that are living in direct provision receive just €38.80 as a weekly allowance.

For our students, this means just €38.80 a week on food, transport, clothes, printing, phone credit and any academic costs.

In an effort to stand with those in direct provision, and to highlight the fierce restrictions on autonomy of the residents, we are encouraging members of the UL Community to attempt to live on €38.80 for Sanctuary Week, April 1st to 7th.

We want the week to further open up the discussion on life in Direct Provision and the role people can play in the integration of those living in Direct Provision in society.

There are a number of events and initiatives are also taking place around campus all week for staff and students, including a Sanctuary run, a photographic exhibit, a concert and film screening. Take a look at what your Welfare Officer has to say about the week in the video below. 

Keep an eye out on our socials for information and further updates.

Your Welfare Officer Lorcan and President Ciara, took part in a Sanctuary Run on Monday evening around the university campus with the Sanctuary Runners Limerick, a group of asylum seekers, refugees and Irish citizens running as one in solidarity, friendship and respect.