Emily Logan’s new appointment bodes well for human rights in Ireland

Media Release, 17th July 2014 The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) welcomes the new appointment of Emily Logan to serve as Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin’s confidence that the new Commission has the potential to make a very real difference to human rights and equality in Ireland. […]

Posted on: 17 July 2014

SSGT Small Grants Programme for Direct Provision Centres

The Trust recognises the severe disadvantages and poverty of opportunity experienced by families in Direct Provision Centres in the Republic of Ireland. We are seeking applications from organisations local to the Centres that will support residents to participate in community and sporting activities that will improve their quality of life, assist integration and build bridges […]

Posted on: 14 July 2014

The IRC have moved!

We are delighted to announce that we are sharing a new office space from 7th July at 37 Dame Street, Dublin 2, with another exceptional organisation, the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI). It’s a brilliant location in the very heart of Dublin and it is an amazing opportunity for both organisations to share our skills, […]

Posted on: 23 June 2014

The protection of children should be our priority on World Refugee Day 2014

MEDIA RELEASE, 20 June 2014 The intense interest over the Tuam Mother and Baby Home unmarked burial site has again brought the system of Direct Provision into the public eye.  On the 20th June the Irish Refugee Council will be marking World Refugee Day with Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, the European Youth […]

Posted on: 20 June 2014

A walking exhibition to mark World Refugee Week

MEDIA RELEASE, 14th June 2014 The Irish Refugee Council is pleased to recognise the support of a small number of local cafés and bars which have donated space to five images that explore the reception centres for people seeking protection, centres otherwise known as Direct Provision. Caroline Reid, Communications Officer with the IRC said, “Following […]

Posted on: 17 June 2014