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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

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

Irish Refugee Council Legal Officer to visit Athens, Lesbos and Chios

Maria Hennessy, Legal Officer at the Irish Refugee Council Independent Law Centre, is travelling to Greece today and will visit Athens as well as the Islands, Lesvos and Chios. One of the main aims of the trip is to gather more information about the current situation on the ground and to explore in partnership with […]

Posted on: August 10, 2016

The legacy of Direct Provision: Report highlights challenges faced by people moving out of Direct Provision

Press Release, 20 July 2016 A research report that launched today highlights the multiple challenges faced by former asylum seekers in attempting to make the transition from Direct Provision to life in the wider community. Report in full: Transition: from Direct Provision to life in the community: The experiences of those who have been granted […]

Posted on: July 20, 2016

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