Refugee and Migrant coalition calls on Irish Government to reunite families torn apart

PRESS RELEASE, 20 June 2017 On World Refugee Day, the Irish Refugee and Migration Coalition urges leaders to do more to protect people forced to flee Every year thousands of people die crossing the Mediterranean and it has now become the most dangerous crossing in the world. Over 5,000 people died in 2016 and this […]

Posted on: June 20, 2017

World Refugee Day 2017: University College Dublin and Irish Refugee Council conference addresses the needs of refugee children and young people

Media release, 19 June 2017 On World Refugee Day 2017, University College Dublin and the Irish Refugee Council’s joint conference considers the rights and needs of children and young people experiencing forced migration. Every day children and young people are forced to flee their homes because of persecution and war. Some reach Ireland, either independently […]

Posted on: June 19, 2017

Direct Provision allowance increase does not go far enough, say the Irish Refugee Council

MEDIA STATEMENT, 14 June 2017 In response to the reported increase in the Direct Provision allowance, Nick Henderson, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council stated: “Any increase in the Direct Provision allowance, however modest, is welcomed. Yet, this increase, the first ever for adults, and the second for children since 2000 is still hugely insufficient […]

Posted on: June 14, 2017

The Supreme Court ruling on the right to work for people in the asylum process: what next?

On 30 May the Supreme Court ruled that in circumstances where there is no time limit on how long the asylum procedure will take, the complete prohibition on allowing asylum seekers to work is unconstitutional. I am an asylum seeker in Ireland. Can I now seek employment? Sadly, no. This judgment is a welcome first […]

Posted on: June 1, 2017