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Rush to implement new asylum procedure should not be at expense of quality legal advice and representation say Irish Refugee Council

Media Statement, 21 February The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) today called for clarification from the International Protection Office (IPO) on the consequences of not submitting a questionnaire within 20 days and for more resources to be provided for comprehensive legal representation for people in the asylum process. Nick Henderson, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council […]

Posted on: February 21, 2017

Internship with Irish Refugee Council’s Information and Referral Service/Drop-in Centre

Background The IRC’s Information and Referral Service operates a confidential Drop-In Centre in conjunction with Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, three times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as an outreach service to locations around the country where people in the asylum process live. The Information and Referral Service provides help or guidance […]

Posted on: February 9, 2017

Information note on the new single procedure process for international protection applicants

Introduction People in the asylum process, who have pending applications for refugee status and subsidiary protection or had a case before the Refugee Appeals Tribunal (now the International Protection Appeals Tribunal) are receiving an information note, a letter and a Questionnaire from the new International Protection Office (formerly the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner […]

Posted on: February 2, 2017

Permitting Pre-Clearance to Operate on Irish Soil May Result in Ireland Violating Human Rights

  Joint Statement from Irish Human Rights Organisations President Trump’s Executive Order adopting a targeted ban on refugees and migrants from certain countries should be strongly and categorically condemned by the Irish government. This Executive Order is a barely concealed attempt to discriminate on nationality and religious grounds, itself a gross violation of freely accepted […]

Posted on: January 30, 2017

Irish Refugee Council welcome announcement of refugees coming to Ballaghaderreen but express concern at lack of prior engagement with community

MEDIA RELEASE, 9 JANUARY 2017 Irish Refugee Council welcome announcement of refugees coming to Ballaghaderreen but express concern at lack of prior engagement with community The Irish Refugee Council today welcomed the imminent arrival of 80 Syrian refugees to Ballaghaderreen but expressed concern at the lack of prior engagement with the community. Nick Henderson, Chief […]

Posted on: January 9, 2017

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