Media Releases

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

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

Fundraiser for Irish Refugee Council highlights need to support education access for young people in Direct Provision

Media Release, 10 November 201 #Unite4Humanity:  Union songwriter raising funds for Irish Refugee Council A singer-songwriter who works for the Ireland region of trade union Unite is using his music to raise funds for refugees.  Davy Kettyles’ song Humanity was written to mark the first anniversary of the death of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler who drowned along with […]

Posted on: November 10, 2016

Irish Association of Social Workers and Irish Refugee Council ask for leadership from Irish Government in providing refuge to children

Media Statement, 01 November 2016 On the eve of the Dáil motion to discuss the fate of hundreds of child refugees stranded in Calais, the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) Social Work and Migration Special Interest Group and the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) call on the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality to […]

Posted on: November 1, 2016

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