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ECRE calls for safe legal channels for refugees to reach Europe.

Brussels, 3 October 2013. ECRE expresses its deep sorrow for one of the worst tragedies at sea of the last years. So far at least 82 people have died and some 270 people are missing after a boat which departed from Libya sank just off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. According to UNHCR, of […]

Posted on: 4 October 2013

New arrangements for processing applications for Subsidiary Protection

Please see the following update from INIS on the new arrangements for assessing Subsidiary Protection claims. Details are taken from the INIS website http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/New%20arrangements%20for%20processing%20applications%20for%20Subsidiary%20Protection UPDATE from INIS This information notice is to inform you that new arrangements and procedures for processing applications for subsidiary protection will be introduced shortly. Under these arrangements responsibility for processing subsidiary protection applications […]

Posted on: 2 October 2013

New opening hours for Info & Referral Service

Please note the change in opening hours for the Information and Referral drop-in service. No appointment is necessary but we advise that you call 01 764 5854 or email info@irishrefugeecouncil.ie in advance and make an appointment so as to avoid a long wait. Monday 10am – 5pm, closed 1-2pm for lunch Tuesday 10am – 5pm, […]

Posted on: 2 October 2013

Government could save millions by introducing single procedure say human rights groups

Millions of euro could be saved if the Government introduces an effective unified procedure as part of planned changes to the assessment of Subsidiary Protection claims say human rights groups. Under the ‘Subsidiary Protection’ system people can ask to remain in Ireland because they would be at risk of being killed, tortured or the victim […]

Posted on: 13 September 2013

Want an opportunity to play a pivotol role in Ireland’s leading organisation on refugee rights?

The IRC is seeking a volunteer Treasurer The Irish Refugee Council is Ireland’s only national non-governmental organisation working to protect and promote the lives of refugees.  We are a small organisation that is making a big impact. As we head into a new phase of our business plan, we are looking for an enthusiastic and […]

Posted on: 11 September 2013