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

Recruiting an advocate to join the Independent Advocacy Programme

The Irish Refugee Council is looking to recruit a Dublin-based advocate for the Independent Advocacy Programme!   Please email with CV and cover letter  

Posted on: 10 September 2013

Obstacle course in the EU leads to unfair treatment of asylum seekers

  There is still a long way to go in the establishment of a fair and efficient Common European Asylum System despite more than 12 years of harmonising national asylum policies and the adoption of the ‘asylum package’ in June 2013. Research published today by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) on asylum systems in 14 EU […]

Posted on: 6 September 2013

Children’s and Young Persons’ Intern

4 Month internship with the Children’s and Young Persons’ Officer (September-December). Find out more at

Posted on: 2 September 2013

UK High Court decision a sad indictment of treatment of asylum seeking children in Ireland

The High Court of Northern Ireland yesterday (14/8/13) quashed a decision of the UK immigration authorities to return a Sudanese family to the Republic of Ireland where they had previously claimed asylum.  The decision was based on the finding that it would not be in the best interests of the children to be returned to […]

Posted on: 15 August 2013