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

National Day of Action to End Institutionalised Living for Asylum Seekers

Asylum seekers, refugees, human rights supporters and members of the public are sending a message to the Government today (23/4/2013) that we, the people who live in Ireland, want an end to the system of institutionalised accommodation for asylum seekers, known as Direct Provision.  Events are taking place in Dublin, Cork, Tralee, Limerick, Castlebar and […]

Posted on: 23 April 2013

Seven years like a robot

The following article appears in the April / May edition of The Village Magazine:  7 years like a robot – Village Magazine     “I don’t know how I am going to cope.  I have spent seven years living like a robot.  I have been told where to go, what time to go there and almost […]

Posted on: 10 April 2013

Refugee appeals cases the last to be hidden behind the “veil of secrecy”, says Irish Refugee Council

The Irish Refugee Council is calling for the ‘veil of secrecy’ which conceals the determinations and practices of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal to be lifted, following on the successful introduction of measures to improve transparency in child care cases.  Similar to child care cases, refugee appeal hearings are conducted in private and decisions of the […]

Posted on: 5 April 2013