Photography exhibition offers a glimpse into the reality of life in Direct Provision

Media Release, 23 April 2014 Last April there was a national day of action calling for an end to the institutional accommodation of asylum seekers in Ireland. Today, we find ourselves one year on and still no change. The exhibition marks this anniversary and aims to raise public awareness about the human cost involved in […]

Posted on: April 23, 2014

Dublin & Galway-based volunteer advocates needed for Independent Advocacy Programme

The Irish Refugee Council is looking to recruit Dublin-based and Galway-based volunteer advocates for the Independent Advocacy Programme! Please email¬†Samantha@irishrefugeecouncil.ie¬†with CV and cover letter by 1 May 2014. The Independent Advocacy Programme centres on supporting separated children in finding their own voice by matching children with advocates who act as mentors. The objective of the […]

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Direct Provision: 14 years on, no place to call home

MEDIA RELEASE, 10 April 2014 Today, the blogging platform Human Rights in Ireland will run a 14 hour Blogathon to mark the 14th year of the Direct Provision system in Ireland. The blogathon, organised by Dr Liam Thornton, Lecturer in Law at UCD, consists of contributions from concerned citizens, current and former residents of Direct […]

Posted on: April 10, 2014

Information and Referral Service Closed Fri 18th – Fri 25th – Reopens Mon 28th April

Please note that the Information and Referral Service will be closed from friday 25th April until Friday 28th April. Services will resume on Monday 28th April Email info@irishrefugeecouncil.ie or phone 01 7645854 in case of urgent inquiry    

Posted on: April 15, 2014