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Direct Provision allowance increase does not go far enough, say the Irish Refugee Council

MEDIA STATEMENT, 14 June 2017 In response to the reported increase in the Direct Provision allowance, Nick Henderson, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council stated: “Any increase in the Direct Provision allowance, however modest, is welcomed. Yet, this increase, the first ever for adults, and the second for children since 2000 is still hugely insufficient […]

Posted on: June 14, 2017

The Supreme Court ruling on the right to work for people in the asylum process: what next?

On 30 May the Supreme Court ruled that in circumstances where there is no time limit on how long the asylum procedure will take, the complete prohibition on allowing asylum seekers to work is unconstitutional. I am an asylum seeker in Ireland. Can I now seek employment? Sadly, no. This judgment is a welcome first […]

Posted on: June 1, 2017

Irish Supreme Court paves the way for right to work for asylum seekers

MEDIA STATEMENT, 30 May 2017 Irish Refugee Council Welcome Supreme Court Ruling on the Right to Work for People in the Asylum Process The Irish Refugee Council welcomes today’s extremely important Supreme Court decision, and extend their congratulations to both the applicant for having the courage to pursue the case and his team of lawyers […]

Posted on: May 30, 2017

Housing Consultant sought by the Irish Refugee Council

Introduction The Irish Refugee Council’s (IRC) mission is to promote and enhance the lives of refugees in Ireland. Our 2016 Impact Report gives a picture of the organisation’s work. Approximately 450 people living in Direct Provision have status but cannot leave because of the wider housing crisis that exists in Irish society. As part of […]

Posted on: May 29, 2017

Irish Refugee Council 2016 ‘Impact Report’ highlights growing diversity of Ireland’s refugee community

 MEDIA RELEASE, 17 May 2017 The Irish Refugee Council’s 2016 Impact Report, published on 13 May, highlights the growing diversity of Ireland’s refugee community and the variety of issues they face while attempting to move on with their lives. Nick Henderson, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) said, “Our impact report shows that we […]

Posted on: May 17, 2017