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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

One year on, Government needs to act fast to keep its promise on refugees

Media Release, Wednesday 7th September 2016 Coalition says Ireland has taken in just one unaccompanied child since pledge Group of NGOs call for speedier relocation and humanitarian scheme to bring loved ones to safety here in Ireland in advance of first UN Summit on Migration A year since Ireland pledged to take in 4,000 refugees, […]

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Urgent need for refugee relocation, says Irish Refugee Council

23 August 2016, Media Release Irish Refugee Council Legal Officer reports back on fact finding mission in Greece The Irish Refugee Council is calling on the Irish government to honour its commitment of relocating asylum seekers from Greece and Italy as quickly as possible.  To date no people have been relocated from Italy and only […]

Posted on: August 23, 2016

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