Refusals of leave to land are alarming, says Irish Refugee Council

MEDIA RELEASE, 21 January 2016 On the 15th December 2015 the Minister for Justice Francis Fitzgerald, in answer to parliamentary questions, stated numbers of certain nationalities refused permission to land at approved ports of entry in 2015 were as follows:  Afghan 139; Eritrean 11, Iranian 44 and Syrian 59. The Minister said that persons who are […]

Posted on: January 21, 2016

Direct Provision must end if Ireland is serious about the rights of children, says Irish Refugee Council

Media Release, 12 January 2016  The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will examine Ireland’s record on children’s rights on January 14th. One of the issues that they will consider is Direct Provision.  In the view of the Irish Refugee Council it is time for this international body to call for this system […]

Posted on: January 12, 2016