Media Releases

Irish Refugee Council running for Education Access at this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

Press Release , 1 June 2018 Support #EducationAccess This Sunday over 60 women from Monaghan, Sligo, Killarney, Athlone and Dublin will join the Irish Refugee Council and participate in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. The group consists of women currently living in Direct Provision, refugees, IRC members, staff from Gibney Communications, the UCD Welcomes Refugees […]

Posted on: June 1, 2018

Joint Public Statement from Migrant Rights Groups Ahead of Referendum on the 8th Amendment

Media Statement, 30 April 2018 The Immigrant Council of Ireland, the Irish Refugee Council, Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre and Doras Luimní collectively have over 70 years’ direct experience supporting and representing women and girls from a migrant background. All organisations see the need for positive reform of the current legal environment as, […]

Posted on: April 30, 2018

Irish Refugee Council and European Council on Refugees and Exiles host conference exploring scope of new EU Directive and implications for people seeking asylum in Ireland

Media Release, 22 March 2018 Today, the Irish Refugee Council and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) are hosting a conference at the Law Society of Ireland on Ireland’s opt-in to the EU Reception Conditions Directive. The conference brings together academic experts and practitioners from Ireland and the EU and aims to inform […]

Posted on: March 22, 2018

New reports links family separation to anxiety and depression in refugees in Ireland

Media Release, 7 March 2018 Refugees living in Ireland who were forced to leave their family members behind experience depression and anxiety, often not knowing where their loved ones are or if they are safe, said the Irish Refugee Council, Nasc and Oxfam Ireland in a report launched today. The report – “A family belongs […]

Posted on: March 7, 2018

Irish Refugee Council welcome the Ombudsman of Ireland’s first report on Direct Provision

Media Statement, 30 January 2018 With waiting times in the asylum process at crisis point, Ombudsman draws attention to unsuitability of Direct Provision for long-term stays The Irish Refugee Council welcome the Ombudsman of Ireland’s first report on Direct Provision, The Ombudsman & Direct Provision – The story so far, and his comments in the […]

Posted on: January 30, 2018

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