Media Releases

UN Committee reviews Ireland’s treatment of torture survivors and vulnerable people in the asylum process

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE, 11 August 2017     Today, the UN Committee against Torture issued recommendations on how Ireland can respect its obligations under the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT). Among issues raised in relation to Ireland’s treatment of asylum seekers and refugees, the Committee specifically […]

Posted on: August 11, 2017

Right to work for people in asylum process should be granted at six months and not be restrictive, says Irish Refugee Council

MEDIA STATEMENT, 3RD July 2017 IRC POLICY PAPER: THE RIGHT TO WORK FOR INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION APPLICANTS The Irish Refugee Council today released a policy paper to inform the Government’s response to the Supreme Court decision which found that the indefinite prohibition on the right to work for people in the asylum system is unconstitutional. Nick […]

Posted on: July 3, 2017

Refugee and Migrant coalition calls on Irish Government to reunite families torn apart

PRESS RELEASE, 20 June 2017 On World Refugee Day, the Irish Refugee and Migration Coalition urges leaders to do more to protect people forced to flee Every year thousands of people die crossing the Mediterranean and it has now become the most dangerous crossing in the world. Over 5,000 people died in 2016 and this […]

Posted on: June 20, 2017

World Refugee Day 2017: University College Dublin and Irish Refugee Council conference addresses the needs of refugee children and young people

Media release, 19 June 2017 On World Refugee Day 2017, University College Dublin and the Irish Refugee Council’s joint conference considers the rights and needs of children and young people experiencing forced migration. Every day children and young people are forced to flee their homes because of persecution and war. Some reach Ireland, either independently […]

Posted on: June 19, 2017

Direct Provision allowance increase does not go far enough, say the Irish Refugee Council

MEDIA STATEMENT, 14 June 2017 In response to the reported increase in the Direct Provision allowance, Nick Henderson, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council stated: “Any increase in the Direct Provision allowance, however modest, is welcomed. Yet, this increase, the first ever for adults, and the second for children since 2000 is still hugely insufficient […]

Posted on: June 14, 2017

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