IRC submission to the European Commission on Racism and Intolerance highlights continuing failures in the asylum process

The Irish Refugee Council (IRC ) has criticised the state for maintaining systems that are time consuming, costly and hugely damaging to asylum seekers in order to make Ireland an unattractive place in which to claim asylum in its submission to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ERCI). Sue Conlan, chief executive of the […]

Posted on: November 25, 2011

Irish Refugee Council condemns racist comments by Councillor Scully

Sue Conlan, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council, says:  “Negative stereotypes create racism.  As we saw earlier this week when a Nigerian taxi driver was assaulted, this can lead to violence.  We all have a role to play in counteracting negative stereotypes and our elected officials have a special role to play in promoting tolerance […]

Posted on: November 22, 2011

Ireland’s record on economic, social and cultural rights to be reviewed

On 1 December 2011, Ireland will submit its third periodic report to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This Covenant deals with rights such as housing, adequate food, education and health.  The system of Direct Provision negatively impacts upon these rights in the case of asylum seekers in Ireland. In conjunction […]

Posted on: November 21, 2011