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: October 4, 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: September 17, 2015

Bohemian Football Club and the Irish Refugee Council team up: Refugees Welcome

Media Release, 15 September 2015 Leading on from the successful “Refugees Welcome” mural painted in Dalymount Park last June, Bohemian FC and the Irish Refugee Council are teaming up once again for a fundraising effort and to send the message that refugees are welcome here in Ireland. Bohemians will be donating part of the proceeds […]

Posted on: September 15, 2015

Irish people spell out their welcome to refugees ahead of crucial EU meeting

Joint Media Release, 14 September 2015           (Credit: Steve Kingston) Images free for use: Members of the public joined a coalition of NGOs on Dublin’s Sandymount Strand (Sunday 13th) in a solidarity event to welcome refugees to Ireland. They created a human “Refugees Welcome” aerial photo ahead of an extraordinary […]

Posted on: September 14, 2015

Government response to refugee crisis welcomed

Media Statement, 10 September 2015 The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) welcomes the Irish Government’s announcement this morning to increase the number of people to be resettled and relocated in Ireland. This news is reflective of the spirit of generosity that the Irish public have demonstrated and their willingness to be an active part of proposed […]

Posted on: September 10, 2015