The Irish Refugee Council will continue to advocate for an end to Direct Provision

Media Statement, 14 October 2014 The Irish Refugee Council welcomes the establishment of the new working group which will examine and make proposals for changes to the international protection system in Ireland, including the reception system that has become known as Direct Provision. “Sue Conlan, CEO of the IRC said, “We will be advocating for […]

Posted on: October 14, 2014

President Higgins marks opening of new support centre for refugees and migrants

Joint Media Statement, 3rd October 2014 The Presidents Speech Today (Friday 3rd October) President Michael D. Higgins officially launched a new collaboration between Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) and the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) at their shared offices at 37 Dame Street, Dublin 2.  The collaboration has commenced with a joint Drop-In Centre for migrants, […]

Posted on: October 3, 2014

Appointment of Justice Bryan McMahon welcomed by the Irish Refugee Council

Media Statement, 1 October 2014 The IRC welcomes the appointment of former High Court Judge, Bryan McMahon, as the independent chair of a Working Group which will make proposals on the reform of the international protection system in Ireland. Sue Conlan, CEO of the IRC said: “The decision of Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, and […]

Posted on: October 1, 2014