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Irish Refugee Council calls for Government to urgently address issue of people seeking asylum being made homeless

Media Release, 20 September 2018 The Irish Refugee Council is deeply concerned that people seeking asylum are not being accommodated due to a shortage of space in the direct provision system. The Department of Justice has confirmed to RTÉ that, in the last two weeks, at least twenty people were told there were no beds […]

Posted on: 20 September 2018

IRC Call for Education Support Scheme for Young People in Asylum Process to be Made More Accessible

Media Release, 7th September 2018 The Department of Education announced today that it will continue the student support scheme for young people in the asylum process. The scheme was intended to facilitate young people in Direct Provision to move on to third level education after finishing school. Since commencement in 2015, only five people have […]

Posted on: 7 September 2018

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