Media Releases

Irish Refugee Council 2016 ‘Impact Report’ highlights growing diversity of Ireland’s refugee community

 MEDIA RELEASE, 17 May 2017 The Irish Refugee Council’s 2016 Impact Report, published on 13 May, highlights the growing diversity of Ireland’s refugee community and the variety of issues they face while attempting to move on with their lives. Nick Henderson, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) said, “Our impact report shows that we […]

Posted on: May 17, 2017

NGOs calls on Irish Government to step up action to save lives

Media Statement, 16 May 2017 More than 20 people are missing and feared dead after another boat attempted to cross the Mediterranean today. This brings the total number of people who have died crossing the Mediterranean this year to over 1,350. The Mediterranean route is now the most dangerous crossing in the world. Caoimhe Sheridan, […]

Posted on: May 16, 2017

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

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