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Will this be the final Christmas in Direct Provision?

Media Statement, 15 Dec 2014 As the Oireachtas winds down for the holiday period, the IRC and Doras Luimní ask TDs and Senators to reflect on those spending Christmas in Direct Provision centres across the country. For some it will be their first, for others this will mark their 10th Christmas in the Direct Provision […]

Posted on: 14 December 2014

The Irish Refugee Council welcomes the seventh annual report of Ireland’s Special Rapporteur on Child Protection

Media Statement, 2 December 2014 The Irish Refugee Council welcomes the seventh annual report of Ireland’s Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, Geoffrey Shannon. In particular we welcome the criticisms of the Direct Provision system and the recommendations for review. Samanthan Arnold, Children and Young Persons’ Officer with the IRC said, “Shannon notes that children living […]

Posted on: 2 December 2014

Direct Provision system must end, says Irish Refugee Council

Media Release, 20 November On Universal Children’s Day, the Irish Refugee Council has repeated its call for an end to the Direct Provision system which has come under scrutiny, both nationally and internationally, for failing to uphold the rights and welfare of children.  Asylum seekers, refugees and supporters will gather at the Dáil at 1 p.m. and […]

Posted on: 20 November 2014

National Demonstration for an end to Direct Provision

Media Notice, 17 November 2014 What?  On Universal Children’s Day there will be a National Demonstration in Dublin City where asylum seekers, refugees and supporters from across the country will repeat the national call for an end to the system that has become known as Direct Provision. Speakers from centres in Cork, Limerick, Sligo and […]

Posted on: 17 November 2014

Conference on Early Legal Advice for Asylum Seekers takes place in Dublin today

Media Release, 14 November Dublin, Friday 14 November 2014 – The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) is holding an important one day conference today on providing legal advice for people seeking asylum. The conference, entitled Early Legal Advice for People in Need of International Protection, is being hosted by law firm A&L Goodbody, and represents a […]

Posted on: 14 November 2014