Sylva woman passed away in a direct provision centre on 2nd August 2018

The asylum seeker, a trans woman in her 40s known as Sylva, is understood to have been in the system for over a year.

Sylva, from Cameroon and who identified as a transwoman, was living in the men-only Great Western House Direct Provision centre in Galway when she died last August.

She was subsequently buried unbeknownst to her friends on May 9 in a HSE-owned plot at the Bohermore Cemetery  – despite her friends being told they would be informed of her burial arrangements.