The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) is Ireland’s only national non-governmental organisation which specialises in working with and for refugees in Ireland.

The main focus of our work is with people in the asylum system who are applying to be recognised as refugees.  For almost 20 years, we have observed the changes that have been made in response to the arrival of refugees in Ireland.  Based on extensive experience working directly with those affected, we have seen the huge financial cost of a failed system and the untold damage that has and is being done to men, women and children in the asylum process.

The IRC is committed to promoting an asylum system that will be beneficial for refugees, the decision-maker, and the tax payer.

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