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Irish Refugee Council Pre-Budget Submissions

Media Release, 8 October 2018 Irish Refugee Council urge Government to invest in legal aid to help reduce delays and improve decision-making on asylum applications   Irish Refugee Council calls for Child Benefit to be made truly universal by extending it to children in Direct Provision The Irish Refugee Council’s Pre-Budget Submission calls on the […]

Posted on: 8 October 2018

Employment Programme for Refugee Women

Posted on: 22 August 2018

Call for Choral Facilitators for ‘Song Seeking’ Project

‘Song Seeking’ is a group singing research project funded by Creative Ireland under the National Creativity Fund. The project involves a cross-agency collaboration between Mary Immaculate College (MIC) as the project lead, the Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC) and the Irish Refugee Council (IRC). Across six direct provision (DP) centres, the project involves intergenerational group […]

Posted on: 17 October 2018

Important and welcome changes to the right to work but problematic elements remain

Press Release, 27 June 2018 Today’s announcement that the Government has transposed the Reception Conditions Directive is a hugely significant development. For the first time, the reception and accommodation of people seeking international protection in Ireland has a statutory underpinning, bringing us in line with the rest of the EU. In particular, today marks a […]

Posted on: 27 June 2018

The thing that differentiates one young person from another is not ability, but access to opportunity.

But what if you are denied that access? This is the reality for hundreds of young people living in Direct Provision. They go to school, they study, and they sit their Leaving Certificate. And they do so knowing that regardless of how well they do, their chance of moving onto 3rd level education is slim. […]

Posted on: 29 July 2018