IRC meets with the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance to highlight institutional racism within the Irish asylum process.

The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) highlighted problems of exclusion and institutionalised poverty in the asylum system at a meeting with a delegation from the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance¬† (ECRI) this morning (27/2/12).¬† The IRC was particularly critical of the Irish reception system known as Direct Provision, whereby asylum seekers are given board, accommodation […]

Posted on: February 28, 2012

President Higgins launches new initiatives in refugee law by the Irish Refugee Council

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, today (17/2/12) formally launches two new initiatives for the development of refugee law in Ireland. At an event hosted by Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness, patron of the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) at the Bar Council, the President officially opens the Irish Refugee Council Independent Law Centre and marks the […]

Posted on: February 17, 2012