Media Releases

Discovery of five people in shipping container highlights the dire need for safe and legal avenues to safety

Media Statement, 19th October 2016 Safe and legal pathways as a response to the refugee crisis News broke yesterday about the discovery of four adults and a three year old child who were found in a shipping container in a haulage yard in Wexford on Sunday evening. It is believed that they reached Ireland on […]

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Irish Refugee Council welcome newly appointed CEO, Nick Henderson

Media Statement, 19th October 2016 Irish Refugee Council appoints new chief executive The Board of the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Henderson to the position of CEO. Berni Smyth, Chairperson of the Board, stated, “We are very excited to have Nick as the new CEO of the IRC. […]

Posted on: October 19, 2016

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

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

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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