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Irish Refugee Council 2016 ‘Impact Report’ highlights growing diversity of Ireland’s refugee community

 MEDIA RELEASE, 17 May 2017 The Irish Refugee Council’s 2016 Impact Report, published on 13 May, highlights the growing diversity of Ireland’s refugee community and the variety of issues they face while attempting to move on with their lives. Nick Henderson, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) said, “Our impact report shows that we […]

Posted on: May 17, 2017

NGOs calls on Irish Government to step up action to save lives

Media Statement, 16 May 2017 More than 20 people are missing and feared dead after another boat attempted to cross the Mediterranean today. This brings the total number of people who have died crossing the Mediterranean this year to over 1,350. The Mediterranean route is now the most dangerous crossing in the world. Caoimhe Sheridan, […]

Posted on: May 16, 2017

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

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