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Leading Businessman says Ireland must do more to integrate asylum seekers and Irish business will help them integrate into the workforce

Press release, Thursday 21st September At today’s conference – ‘Asylum Seekers Right to Work: Implementing the Supreme Court ruling’ – one of Ireland’s top businessmen and ICT leaders said that Ireland must do more to integrate asylum seekers into society and Irish businesses will play their part by encouraging them to integrate into the workforce. […]

Posted on: September 21, 2017

Refugee & Migrant Coalition welcomes Irish government’s commitment to new Community Sponsorship Refugee Programme

Media Release, 19 September 2017 New Sponsorship Programme will enable communities across Ireland to directly assist with Ireland’s refugee response Civil society organisations working on refuge and migration issues in Ireland welcomed the announcement that Ireland has committed to the development of a Community Sponsorship Programme for Refugees. The announcement was made yesterday at the […]

Posted on: September 19, 2017

Pride reflects on life in Direct Provision and the importance of education access

The following is my personal views on the benefits of education for the people within the Direct Provision system. Personal life experience within the Direct Provision has taught me that, over and above the well-known general benefits of education, there is an extra layer of virtues more essential than meets the eye. I am an […]

Posted on: September 8, 2017

Accessing Further Education in the Asylum Process – Takondwa’s Story

I came to Ireland on 11 November 2011 to seek asylum. I lived in Balseskin Reception Centre for 1 month then I was moved to Globe House, Sligo where I stayed until 1st June 2017. As an asylum seeker, we were told that you are not allowed to go to school and work. I was […]

Posted on: August 29, 2017

UN Committee reviews Ireland’s treatment of torture survivors and vulnerable people in the asylum process

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE, 11 August 2017     Today, the UN Committee against Torture issued recommendations on how Ireland can respect its obligations under the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT). Among issues raised in relation to Ireland’s treatment of asylum seekers and refugees, the Committee specifically […]

Posted on: August 11, 2017

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