Take a stand with the men, women and children seeking refuge in Ireland

Posted On: October 5, 2017

In light of a recent Supreme Court case the Government will soon be opting into an EU Directive that includes a right to work for people in the asylum process. This will bring us in line with other EU member states.

Our concern is that they will make this right restrictive in nature which would mean very few people will actually be able to go out and get a job. We would encourage you to write, drop into, or call your local representatives to let them know that you support a fair and accessible right to work for people in the asylum process. To see how other EU member states apply the right to work visit the Asylum and Information Database.

Will you help us by asking your local TDs to lobby for an accessible right to work for people in the asylum process?

Additional reading

IRC Policy Paper on the right to work
Irish Supreme Court paves the way for right to work for asylum seekers
Supreme Court judgment
The right to work for asylum seekers: Ireland’s prohibition on employment