IRC Independent Law Centre Official Opening

President Michael D. Higgins with the staff of the Law Centre at the official opening, 17 February 2012

President Michael D. Higgins with the staff of the Law Centre at the official opening, 17 February 2012

The Irish Refugee Council Independent Law Centre, the legal services section of the Irish Refugee Council, commenced services on 4 November 2011. It is the seventh Independent Law Centre to open in Ireland.

The Law Centre employs two solicitors and two legal officers.  Our staff  are: Brian Collins (Acting Managing Solicitor), Evelyn Doherty (Senior Solicitor), Maria Hennessy (Legal Officer) and Jeff Walsh (Legal Officer).

Official opening of Law Centre – Jacqueline Kelly

The staff at the IRC would like to extend our best wishes to Jacqueline Kelly, who has moved on from the Law Centre to ventures anew. We would like to thank her for her work and determination in establishing the IRC’s Law Centre back in 2011. As a driving force behind the establishment of the Law Centre and its Managing Solicitor since then, Jacki has always been a constant advocate for progress on the issue of providing legal advice and representation to asylum seekers at the earliest possible stage of the asylum procedure. The success of the IRC Law Centre, in all aspects, is a testament to her dedication.