Media Releases

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

Report Launch: Transition: from Direct Provision to life in the community.

Media Notice, 20th July 2016 What Official launch of Transition: from Direct Provision to life in the community. The experiences of those who have been granted refugee status, subsidiary protection or leave to remain in Ireland. The research involved interviews with 22 former asylum seekers and explores their experiences of transitioning or attempting to transition […]

Posted on: July 18, 2016

Irish Refugee Council questions the real impact of the McMahon Report 12 months on

Media Release, 30th June 2016   Today marks one year since the publication of the Working Group to Report to Government on Improvements to the Protection Process, including Direct Provision and Supports to Asylum Seekers, known as the McMahon Report. The Government reported on the 16 June 2016 that 91 recommendations have been fully implemented, […]

Posted on: June 30, 2016

Do not abuse free speech principles to smear asylum seekers and Muslims, says IRC and ENAR Ireland

MEDIA STATEMENT, 5 April 2016 The article in the Limerick Post on 1st April 2016 (‘Limerick asylum centre worker claims extremists have infiltrated the system Limerick’) contained accusations against unknown individuals living in Direct Provision centres in Limerick.  The words such as ‘extremist’, ‘gangs’, ‘radical Muslim men’, ‘radicals’, ‘worrying level of extremism, bordering on hatred’, […]

Posted on: April 5, 2016

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