The confirmed closure of Lisbrook House shows complete disregard for family and children’s rights

The confirmed closure of Lisbrook House shows complete disregard for family and children’s rights The confirmed closure of Lisbrook House accommodation centre illustrates the unsuitability of Direct Provision for families, says Irish Refugee Council.  The confirmation of the decision by the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) to close the Galway accommodation centre more than a […]

Posted on: October 25, 2012

Irish Refugee Council seek an Information and Referral Service Intern

Irish Refugee Council – Information and Referral Service Internship  The Information and Referral service is a free and confidential service for those who need help or guidance about the asylum process or who have been through it. We provide information to asylum seekers and refugees on a number of issues including: asylum, subsidiary protection, direct […]

Posted on: October 25, 2012

‘Don’t Drop the Ball on Mental Health’

‘Don’t Drop the Ball on Mental Health’ http://mentalhealthreform.ie/petition2012.php As an active member of Mental Health Reform the Irish Refugee Council is concerned about gaps in mental health services for members of minority groups including asylum seekers and refugees. Mental Health Reform is currently running a campaign called ‘Don’t Drop the Ball on Mental Health’ and is asking […]

Posted on: October 23, 2012

Screening Of: How Much Further? A film about the lives of Refugees in Greece

Screening Of: How Much Further? A film about the lives of Refugees in Greece Full Video The Irish Refugee Council, in conjuction with TCD Department of Sociology screened “How Much Further?: A film about Refugees in Greece on Thursday, 18 October at 19:00. Filmed in Athens between October 2011 and February 2012 the documentary raises the […]

Posted on: October 23, 2012

Irish Refugee Council calls for an urgent review of the Refugee Applications Process

 Irish Refugee Council calls for an urgent review of the Refugee Applications Process  LAUNCH OF NEW REPORT: ‘DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE’ Full Copy of Report The Irish Refugee Council has launched  its new report ‘Difficult to believe: the assessment of asylum claims in Ireland’  (Weds October 17th 2012). The report examines the asylum process in Ireland […]

Posted on: October 17, 2012