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Refugee family reunification bill progresses to the Dáil

 Media Release, 5 December 2018 Oxfam Ireland, Nasc and the Irish Refugee Council urge TDs to show support and keep families together this Christmas  A Bill that will enable refugees living in Ireland to be reunited with their dependent loved ones will progress to the Dáil tomorrow (Thursday 6 December) – seven months since it […]

Posted on: December 5, 2018

Keep Families Together This Christmas – Email your TDs now!

Families should always be together, especially at Christmas – but that’s not the case for refugee families living in Ireland right now. Our rules mean families forced to flee persecution are not able to stay together. This has a devastating impact on the lives of refugees living in Ireland – separating children from their parents, […]

Posted on: December 4, 2018

IRC Education Fund highlights barriers in access to further education for people seeking asylum

Media Release, 28 November 2018   Wednesday, 28 November is the first ever World Access to Higher Education Day  to raise global awareness around inequalities in access to higher education.  To mark the day, the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) are drawing attention to the many barriers that people in the asylum process face in accessing […]

Posted on: November 28, 2018

Increase in Direct Provision allowance

Media Statement, 9th Oct 2018 Today, the government announced an increase in the weekly payment for adults and children living in Direct Provision. This welcomed increase brings the allowance up to the amount recommended in 2015 by the McMahon Group report; from €21.60 to €38.80 for adults and to €29.80 for children. “The Irish Refugee […]

Posted on: October 9, 2018

Irish Refugee Council calls for Government to urgently address issue of people seeking asylum being made homeless

Media Release, 20 September 2018 The Irish Refugee Council is deeply concerned that people seeking asylum are not being accommodated due to a shortage of space in the direct provision system. The Department of Justice has confirmed to RTÉ that, in the last two weeks, at least twenty people were told there were no beds […]

Posted on: September 20, 2018