Media Releases

Budget 2016 and Ireland’s response to the Refugee Crisis

MEDIA RELEASE, 14 October 2015 The government’s allocation of funds in Budget 2016   to increase the provision of support services for refugees is a positive humanitarian response to the current refugee crisis. However, support needs to be across the board and encompass all people in need of international protection, whether they come through an organised […]

Posted on: October 14, 2015

Bohemian Football Club and the Irish Refugee Council team up: Refugees Welcome

Media Release, 15 September 2015 Leading on from the successful “Refugees Welcome” mural painted in Dalymount Park last June, Bohemian FC and the Irish Refugee Council are teaming up once again for a fundraising effort and to send the message that refugees are welcome here in Ireland. Bohemians will be donating part of the proceeds […]

Posted on: September 15, 2015

Irish people spell out their welcome to refugees ahead of crucial EU meeting

Joint Media Release, 14 September 2015           (Credit: Steve Kingston) Images free for use: Members of the public joined a coalition of NGOs on Dublin’s Sandymount Strand (Sunday 13th) in a solidarity event to welcome refugees to Ireland. They created a human “Refugees Welcome” aerial photo ahead of an extraordinary […]

Posted on: September 14, 2015

Government response to refugee crisis welcomed

Media Statement, 10 September 2015 The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) welcomes the Irish Government’s announcement this morning to increase the number of people to be resettled and relocated in Ireland. This news is reflective of the spirit of generosity that the Irish public have demonstrated and their willingness to be an active part of proposed […]

Posted on: September 10, 2015

Cabinet ministers must show leadership on refugee crisis

Media Statement, 9 September 2015 As the Cabinet meets to discuss the ongoing refugee crisis, a coalition of expert groups will set out the actions the Government must take to address the suffering at Europe’s borders. The coalition has been formed to respond to the ongoing refugee crisis from a humanitarian and social justice perspective. […]

Posted on: September 9, 2015

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