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Irish NGOs call on Ireland to recommit to search and rescue in the Mediterranean

Media Release, 7 November 2019 A delegation of organisations (Médecins Sans Frontières, Open Arms, Refugee Rescue, Sea Watch) working in the Mediterranean are currently visiting Ireland to raise awareness about their work. Coinciding with the visit, a spokesperson for the Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition stated: “We warmly welcome these frontline responders to Ireland. Their […]

Posted on: 7 November 2019

If you had the choice to save a life, would you? The importance of search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean

Listen: Audio Recording of Trinity Event Media Release, 7 November 2019 Today, Thursday 7 November, and tomorrow, crew members from four search and rescue (SAR) NGO boats carrying out lifesaving missions at sea are in Dublin for a number of public and political engagements. The purpose of the visit is to highlight the ongoing need […]

Posted on: 7 November 2019

Statement from the Irish Refugee Council on Essex lorry tragedy

23 October 2019 As of yet, little is known about the 39 people found dead in a lorry in Essex, or what fate led them to be in that container. What we do know is that people seeking asylum are often compelled to take similar life threatening journeys because of the clear absence of safe […]

Posted on: 23 October 2019

Vacancy: Legal Caseworker (Unaccompanied Minors)

Legal Caseworker (Unaccompanied Minors), Location: Dublin In collaboration with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Irish Refugee Council and the Immigrant Council of Ireland are seeking to jointly recruit a Legal Caseworker to support a joint pro bono legal project to provide legal representation to unaccompanied minors seeking family reunification. Unaccompanied minors currently cannot access […]

Posted on: 14 October 2019

A diverse and willing workforce you may not have heard about

In May 2017, the Supreme Court struck down a 20 year old ban preventing people seeking asylum from legally working in Ireland. The judgment was enormously important, not only because it should significantly improve the lives of people trapped in Direct Provision, but because it says something fundamental about the importance and value our highest […]

Posted on: 16 October 2019