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Irish Refugee Council Legal Officer to visit Athens, Lesbos and Chios

Maria Hennessy, Legal Officer at the Irish Refugee Council Independent Law Centre, is travelling to Greece today and will visit Athens as well as the Islands, Lesvos and Chios. One of the main aims of the trip is to gather more information about the current situation on the ground and to explore in partnership with […]

Posted on: 10 August 2016

The legacy of Direct Provision: Report highlights challenges faced by people moving out of Direct Provision

Press Release, 20 July 2016 A research report that launched today highlights the multiple challenges faced by former asylum seekers in attempting to make the transition from Direct Provision to life in the wider community. Report in full: Transition: from Direct Provision to life in the community: The experiences of those who have been granted […]

Posted on: 20 July 2016

Report Launch: Transition: from Direct Provision to life in the community.

Media Notice, 20th July 2016 What Official launch of Transition: from Direct Provision to life in the community. The experiences of those who have been granted refugee status, subsidiary protection or leave to remain in Ireland. The research involved interviews with 22 former asylum seekers and explores their experiences of transitioning or attempting to transition […]

Posted on: 18 July 2016

Irish Refugee Council questions the real impact of the McMahon Report 12 months on

Media Release, 30th June 2016   Today marks one year since the publication of the Working Group to Report to Government on Improvements to the Protection Process, including Direct Provision and Supports to Asylum Seekers, known as the McMahon Report. The Government reported on the 16 June 2016 that 91 recommendations have been fully implemented, […]

Posted on: 30 June 2016

Open up safe and legal access to Ireland for refugees, says Irish Refugee Council

Press Release, Monday 20 June 2016, World refugee Day Download Safe and Legal Pathways to Protection The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) is marking World Refugee Day 2016 on 20th June 2016 by calling on all Irish politicians to urgently consider the opportunities for granting safe and legal access to Ireland to avoid the need for people […]

Posted on: 20 June 2016