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The Reception and Housing of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Ireland

Submission to the Housing and Homelessness Committee, May 16 Introduction Being a refugee is the most extreme form of loss of home and displacement.  The definition of a refugee, taken from the UN Convention on Refugees 1951, contains reference to someone who is outside their country of nationality or former habitual residence.  In addition to […]

Posted on: 23 May 2016

People to people: from Ireland to Leros, Greece

In September 2015, several thousand people, mostly Syrian, were trapped outside Budapest station in Hungary prevented from taking trains to continue their journeys onwards to places of real safety.  Irish people wanted to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis and so the Irish Refugee Council set up a ‘Budapest fund’, with a guarantee that all […]

Posted on: 27 May 2016

Do you want to lead Ireland’s foremost refugee rights organisation?

The IRC is recruiting a new CEO to lead the organisation at a crucial time in the history of the organisation, in Ireland and the EU.  As the only NGO in the country with a specific remit to work with refugees and asylum seekers, we have a vital role to play. Our skilled staff team provides much needed services […]

Posted on: 2 June 2016

Casework Internship with Irish Refugee Council’s Information and Referral Drop-In Service

Background The IRC’s Information and Referral Service operates a confidential Drop-In Centre in conjunction with Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, three times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as an outreach service to locations around the country where asylum seekers live. The Information and Referral Service provides help or guidance to asylum seekers […]

Posted on: 23 May 2016

People to People: citizens go where governments fear to tread

A report on donations from the people of Ireland to refugees on the move in Europe In September 2015, several thousand people, mostly Syrian, were trapped outside Budapest station in Hungary prevented from taking trains to continue their journeys onwards to places of real safety.  Irish people wanted to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis […]

Posted on: 19 May 2016