UK High Court decision a sad indictment of treatment of asylum seeking children in Ireland

The High Court of Northern Ireland yesterday (14/8/13) quashed a decision of the UK immigration authorities to return a Sudanese family to the Republic of Ireland where they had previously claimed asylum.  The decision was based on the finding that it would not be in the best interests of the children to be returned to […]

Posted on: August 15, 2013

Giving asylum seekers independence and taking their children out of poverty would save over €8 million says Irish Refugee Council

Over €8 million in savings could be made through changes to the policy for providing for asylum seekers says the Irish Refugee Council.  In its pre-budget submission, the Council proposes extending universal child benefit to asylum seeker children and granting the right to work, or welfare and rent allowance payments, to adult asylum seekers who […]

Posted on: August 12, 2013

Applications invited for post of Director of the European Database of Asylum Law (EDAL)

The IRC is seeking to appoint a Director to work on a contractual basis with the EDAL Project Manager.  The person is expected to take up responsibilities as soon as possible and must be available until the end of February 2014 when the current phase of EDAL will come to an end. Further information and […]

Posted on: August 2, 2013