Discovery of five people in shipping container highlights the dire need for safe and legal avenues to safety

Media Statement, 19th October 2016 Safe and legal pathways as a response to the refugee crisis News broke yesterday about the discovery of four adults and a three year old child who were found in a shipping container in a haulage yard in Wexford on Sunday evening. It is believed that they reached Ireland on […]

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Irish Refugee Council welcome newly appointed CEO, Nick Henderson

Media Statement, 19th October 2016 Irish Refugee Council appoints new chief executive The Board of the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Henderson to the position of CEO. Berni Smyth, Chairperson of the Board, stated, “We are very excited to have Nick as the new CEO of the IRC. […]

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Irish Refugee Council welcomes and echoes Children’s Ombudsman’s call that children in Direct Provision have access to his office

MEDIA STATEMENT, 29TH September 2016 The IRC welcomes Children’s Ombudsman Dr Niall Mudoon’s continued commitment and desire to ensure that all children in Ireland have equal access to his Office before the end of 2016. Caroline Reid, Communications Officer with the IRC said, “If we want to be a society that values the equal treatment […]

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Volunteer Opportunity: Independent Youth Advocate

Join the Irish Refugee Council’s dedicated team as a volunteer advocate, working directly with young asylum seekers and refugees as they navigate the asylum process and adjust to life in Ireland. The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) The IRC is Ireland’s only national non-governmental organisation which specialises in working with and for asylum seekers and refugees […]

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Update on Greece Solidarity Appeal and how donations are being used to assist refugees in Greece

On behalf of the Irish Refugee Council, I would like to warmly thank everyone who donated for their generosity and support. With your help we were able to support the following important initiatives on the ground in Greece. Below is a short report on where and how funds raised have been used so far. ~ […]

Posted on: September 7, 2016

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