Catherine McGuinness launches roadmap for a transparent, fair and cost-effective asylum system

Posted on: September 7, 2011

Refugees in Dublin give a helping hand to famine refugees at home

  The East African community in Dublin, supported by the Irish Refugee Council, will give a helping hand to their country men and women affected by the famine in Somalia at a fundraising extravaganza on Friday, 2nd September. The fundraiser will bring together people of all ages and nationalities for a night of traditional Somali […]

Posted on: September 22, 2011

Galway hostel protests symptomatic of a broken system say the Irish Refugee Council and the Galway Refugee Support Group

Wednesday, 1 June 2011 Recent protests over conditions in Galway hostels are symptomatic of the fact that Direct Provision is an inhumane and flawed system according to the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) and the Galway Refugee Support Group. Sue Conlan, Chief Executive of the IRC, says: “The Direct Provision system has an unacceptable human and […]

Posted on: September 22, 2011

Mrs. Justice McGuinness joins campaign for asylum reform

  Friday, 4 June 2011: The Irish Refugee Council are delighted to announce that former Supreme Court judge and former President of the Law Reform Commission, Mrs. Justice Catherine McGuinness has accepted an invitation to become patron of the Council.   In accepting, Mrs. Justice McGuinness expressed an interest in promoting comprehensive reform of the asylum […]

Posted on: September 22, 2011

98.9% rejection rate symptomatic of a broken system says Irish Refugee Council

Tuesday, 5 July 2011 The exceptionally high level of refusals of applications by the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC) raises concerns over the level of support for asylum seekers in preparing their initial applications says the Irish Refugee Council.  The ORAC annual report for 2010 published earlier this week showed that 98.9% of […]

Posted on: September 22, 2011

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