Media Releases

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

NGO Coalition Press Conference on Refugee Crisis

Media Notice, 8th September 2015 WHEN Wednesday 09 September, 11am WHERE Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 SPEAKERS Speakers will include Oxfam CEO Jim Clarken, Irish Refugee Council CEO Sue Conlan and Migrant Rights Centre Ireland Director Edel McGinley. As the Cabinet meets to discuss the ongoing refugee crisis, a coalition of expert groups will […]

Posted on: September 8, 2015

Ireland is failing to adequately respond to the biggest refugee crisis since World War II

Coalition Statement, 4 September 2015 This is an extraordinary situation and it is unacceptable that the Irish Government has not provided a clear statement of leadership, when Irish people are calling for action. Without compassionate and courageous action and leadership, more lives will be lost, more families will be destroyed and the bodies of more […]

Posted on: September 8, 2015

Five steps the Irish government must take to help refugees

Dublin, Friday 4th September 2015  The five steps the Irish government must take to help refugees Joint statement from the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) and the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI)  Sue Conlan, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) said, “We are in extraordinary times. This is the greatest refugee crisis since WWII, and Europe is failing to respond to […]

Posted on: September 4, 2015

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