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Ombudsman’s report confirms fears about effects of policy on asylum seekers on families

A recent report by the Ombudsman, ‘Appeal Overruled: A failure to Provide Basic Income for a Family Seeking Asylum’ on the failure of the HSE to implement a decision of the Social Welfare Appeals Office to grant Supplementary Welfare Allowance to a mother and her daughters confirms fears about the treatment of asylum seeking families […]

Posted on: 12 June 2013

Young People give voice to their experience of the asylum process

Separated children, aged-out minors, children of asylum seekers in Direct Provision accommodation and Irish students give voice to their experience of the asylum process in a multi-media exhibition launching today (24/5/13) in Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey St, Dublin 1.  The installations reflect the young people’s concerns over access to third level education, discrimination, bullying […]

Posted on: 24 May 2013

Temporary changes to Information and Referral Service hours

Please note that the Information and Referral service will be operating on reduced hours from 20 May 2013 – 10 June 2013.  During this period the service will be open Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays only 9.30am – 1pm and 2pm-5pm.  Please phone in advance to ensure that you can get an appointment – 01 764 […]

Posted on: 20 May 2013

World Refugee Day 20 June 2013

UNHCR, the UN’s refugee agency, put the figure of displaced people at 43.7 million in 2011 – more than half are children. Sobering statistics – every single one a human being with their lives in shreds, their futures uncertain – a father, a grandmother, a young boy, someone’s daughter, a mum… Please help the Irish […]

Posted on: 13 May 2013

Salesians College raises €290 for children in the asylum process

Our thanks to Salesians College, Celbridge who raised €290 for children in the asylum process.  Special thanks to Lisa Loughrey who organised the raffle. Congratulations to Ruairidh Jordan who won a special edition Irish Rugby team Samsung Galaxy.

Posted on: 8 May 2013