Dublin Hosts European Conference on Durable Solutions for Separated Children in Europe

Media Release, 13 November 2015 Today, Ireland will host a one day conference exploring durable solutions for young people who find themselves in a new country without their parents or legal guardian and in need of international protection. The pan European project, which has led to this conference, examines best practice in determining and implementing […]

Posted on: 13 November 2015

Casework Internships with the Irish Refugee Council

The IRC’s Information and Referral Service operates a free drop-in centre and an outreach service to locations around the country where people in the asylum system live. There is an opportunity for two people to take on full-time internships for six months from January – June 2016 with two weeks of training and induction in […]

Posted on: 6 November 2015

Budget 2016 and Ireland’s response to the Refugee Crisis

MEDIA RELEASE, 14 October 2015 The government’s allocation of funds in Budget 2016   to increase the provision of support services for refugees is a positive humanitarian response to the current refugee crisis. However, support needs to be across the board and encompass all people in need of international protection, whether they come through an organised […]

Posted on: 14 October 2015

Working Group Report on the Protection Process: Missed Opportunities

On 30 June 2015, the Report of the Working Group on the Protection Process on Improvements to the Protection Process, including Direct Provision and Supports to Asylum Seekers was published. The dominant theme of the report, leading to 173 recommendations, was the length of time that people are in the asylum system including Direct Provision. […]

Posted on: 4 October 2015

Provide humanitarian support for refugees in Hungary

Thank you very much for your messages of support and for working on the donation for the refugees. At the moment the asylum seekers are gathering in front of the so-called transit-zones and there is little assistance available there. We are working on extending our capacities to provide information and legal aid there so assist […]

Posted on: 17 September 2015