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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

Irish Refugee Council report warns that Ireland is in breach of EU law

Media Release, 12 July 2019 One year on from new law, IRC report highlights Ireland’s failures to meet legal obligations in EU Reception Conditions Directive No vulnerability assessment in place for people with special reception needs 936 people seeking asylum in emergency accommodation, an increase from 196 in November 2018 People living in emergency centres […]

Posted on: 12 July 2019

World Refugee Day, a time for reflection and forward thinking

Press Release, 20 June 2019 Marking World Refugee Day the Irish Refugee Council reflects on welcome changes in Ireland for people seeking asylum and refugees, but highlight that much more needs to be done to ensure that Ireland leads and sets positive examples both at home and abroad. “In the last few years we have […]

Posted on: 20 June 2019

Singers from Six Direct Provision Centres Celebrate in the National Concert Hall this Sunday

Media Release, 7  June 2019 This Sunday, six singing groups, representing six Direct Provision centres, will share a celebration of their work in the National Concert Hall. The Singers have come together as a part of the Song Seeking Project (funded by the Creative Ireland Programme) to form intergenerational singing groups through a partnership between […]

Posted on: 7 June 2019