Media Releases

The treatment of asylum seekers in Direct Provision undermines the integrity of the asylum system, says Irish Refugee Council

Media Release: 10th December 2013 The treatment of asylum seekers in Direct Provision undermines the integrity of the asylum system, says Irish Refugee Council The Irish Refugee Council today launched a document which sets out the framework for a new reception system for asylum seekers. The proposals address the human and financial cost of Direct […]

Posted on: December 10, 2013

Launch of information pack by young people for young people seeking asylum in Ireland

Media Release: Friday, 6 December 2013 Launch of information pack by young people for young people seeking asylum in Ireland Young people, with support from the Irish Refugee Council and Emer Costello MEP, today launch their multimedia guide ‘Seeking Asylum in Ireland – A Guide for Children’ which provides insight to the asylum process for […]

Posted on: December 6, 2013

Launch of ‘Seeking Asylum in Ireland – A Guide for Children’, a multimedia guide by young people for young people by Emer Costello MEP

Media Notice 4th December 2013 Launch of ‘Seeking Asylum in Ireland – A Guide for Children’, a multimedia guide by young people for young people by Emer Costello MEP Where:  European Parliament Offices, Molesworth St., Dublin 2 When: 6 December 2013, 11am – 12.45pm Photo opportunities: Young People and the Irish Refugee Council Youth shows […]

Posted on: December 4, 2013

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

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