Discovery of 14 people in shipping container highlights desperate need for safe and legal pathways to protection and migration

Media Statement, 3 April 2017 Safe and legal pathways as a response to the refugee crisis News broke yesterday about the discovery of 13 adults and a child who were found in a refrigerated trailer unit aboard the Irish Ferries Oscar Wilde ship. This is the third discovery of this nature in the last two […]

Posted on: April 3, 2017

Second update on Greece Solidarity Appeal and how donations were used

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. ~ Maria Greek Forum of Refugees “We want to warmly thank you for your donation, it enabled […]

Posted on: March 29, 2017

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

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