Reform of the asylum system

Sue Conlan, CEO, with patron of the IRC, Catherine McGuinness, at the launch of Roadmap for Asylum Reform

The Irish protection system is fraught with lengthy delays and expensive legal proceedings.  For asylum seekers, many of whom have undergone terrible ordeals before they arrived in Ireland, it means years of living in uncertainty.  The result is a system that bears an unnecessary human and financial cost.

Several attempts at law reform have been made over the last ten years.  The most recent, the Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill 2010, was before the Justice Committee when the last Dáil fell.  Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter TD, has indicated that a revised IRP Bill will be brought forward at an early date.

We now have an opportunity to achieve a reform of the asylum and protection system that will end the misery and needless waste of public funds inherent in the current process.

Read our Roadmap for Asylum Reform

Watch the launch of Roadmap for Asylum Reform  here 

Previous submissions: 

IRC_Submissions on the IRP Bill 2010 

IRC_Submissions on the Best Interest of the Child – IRP Bill 2010 

IRC – Submission on the IRP Bill 2008