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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

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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