Media Releases

Another step towards an end of Direct Provision says Irish Refugee Council

Media Release: Monday, 21 October 2013 The Irish Refugee Council welcomes the decision of the High Court to grant leave to a family of asylum seekers who are challenging the Direct Provision system. Sue Conlan, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council, says: “Direct Provision has operated for the last 13 years at a huge financial […]

Posted on: October 21, 2013

Government could save millions by introducing single procedure say human rights groups

Millions of euro could be saved if the Government introduces an effective unified procedure as part of planned changes to the assessment of Subsidiary Protection claims say human rights groups. Under the ‘Subsidiary Protection’ system people can ask to remain in Ireland because they would be at risk of being killed, tortured or the victim […]

Posted on: September 13, 2013

Obstacle course in the EU leads to unfair treatment of asylum seekers

  There is still a long way to go in the establishment of a fair and efficient Common European Asylum System despite more than 12 years of harmonising national asylum policies and the adoption of the ‘asylum package’ in June 2013. Research published today by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) on asylum systems in 14 EU […]

Posted on: September 6, 2013

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