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Song Seeking: Choral Singers from Six Direct Provision Centres Prepare for National Concert Hall Celebration

Media Release, 17 April 2019 Big Sing: A Shared Celebration event details and booking options: 9th June 2019, 3:00pm, Tickets €5: http://bit.ly/BigSingCelebration Six groups, representing six Direct Provision centres, that have come together as a part of the Song Seeking Project, will be hosting a celebration of their work on June 9th in the National […]

Posted on: 17 April 2019

Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition alarm at ending of Naval rescue mission in Mediterranean

Media Release, 1 April 2019 Responding to reports that the Irish Naval presence in the Mediterranean will cease and Operation Sophia will be downscaled and end in six months, the Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition today expressed serious concerns. The The Coalition comprises 23 organisations that seek to advance the rights and dignity of people […]

Posted on: 1 April 2019

Joint Statement: ‘Regional Support Organisations’ welcome official launch by Minister Stanton of Community Sponsorship

Media Release, 6th March 2019 The Irish Refugee Council, the Irish Red Cross and Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre welcome the official launch today by Minister David Stanton of Ireland’s Community Sponsorship Programme.  Each organisation will be a ‘Regional Support Organisation’ and will support communities across Ireland to become sponsors of refugees in […]

Posted on: 6 March 2019

#YourVoteOurFuture – EU Elections

#YourVoteOurFuture 👉 The EU elections are looming. 👉 They may seem like a distant thing. 👉 You mightn’t even consider casting your vote. 👉 But it is really important that you do. 👉 Decisions made in EU Parliament affect us all. 👉 They play a central role in #Europe‘s treatment of #refugees. 👉 Right-wing parties […]

Posted on: 8 February 2019

Song Seeking Project

‘Song Seeking’ is a group singing research project funded by Creative Ireland under the National Creativity Fund. The project involves a cross-agency collaboration between Mary Immaculate College (MIC) as the project lead, the Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC) and the Irish Refugee Council (IRC). Across six direct provision (DP) centres, the project involves intergenerational group […]

Posted on: 5 February 2019