The Irish Refugee Council will continue to advocate for an end to Direct Provision

Media Statement, 14 October 2014 The Irish Refugee Council welcomes the establishment of the new working group which will examine and make proposals for changes to the international protection system in Ireland, including the reception system that has become known as Direct Provision. “Sue Conlan, CEO of the IRC said, “We will be advocating for […]

Posted on: 14 October 2014

President Higgins marks opening of new support centre for refugees and migrants

Joint Media Statement, 3rd October 2014 The Presidents Speech Today (Friday 3rd October) President Michael D. Higgins officially launched a new collaboration between Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) and the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) at their shared offices at 37 Dame Street, Dublin 2.  The collaboration has commenced with a joint Drop-In Centre for migrants, […]

Posted on: 3 October 2014

Appointment of Justice Bryan McMahon welcomed by the Irish Refugee Council

Media Statement, 1 October 2014 The IRC welcomes the appointment of former High Court Judge, Bryan McMahon, as the independent chair of a Working Group which will make proposals on the reform of the international protection system in Ireland. Sue Conlan, CEO of the IRC said: “The decision of Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, and […]

Posted on: 1 October 2014

Consensus on the need for real change in asylum system

MEDIA STATEMENT, 19 September 2014 The Irish Refugee Council and Doras Luimni, as NGOs actively engaged in direct work with and for asylum seekers, welcome the proactive approach of Minister of Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD, and Junior Minister, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, to a comprehensive review of the international protection process.  At a roundtable discussion convened by […]

Posted on: 19 September 2014

Media Statement from Lissywollen Residents

Media Statement, 9 September 2014 Residents at Lissywollen Direct Provision Accommodation Centre wrote to centre management on 1st August 2014 detailing complaints about the centre, in particular the standard of food and the manner in which the food was provided.  Failing an adequate response from management, the residents commenced a protest on 3rd September in […]

Posted on: 9 September 2014