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Ireland not getting the ‘wrong’ sort of asylum seeker, rather asylum seekers in Ireland are getting the ‘wrong’ kind of protection system, says Irish Refugee Council

Thursday, 26 May 2011: The Department of Justice’s explanation that Ireland’s low recognition rate is due to the profile of asylum seekers received ignores the fundamental flaws in the current system, says the Irish Refugee Council. The IRC made the comment in response to statements by Department of Justice officials  replying to the UN Committee […]

Posted on: 22 September 2011

Teens tackle racism with the Irish Refugee Council

Thursday, 21 April 2011: A GROUP of 26 teenagers from Armagh and Dublin came together today (21/4/11) to talk about racism and multi-culturalism with the Irish Refugee Council. The Irish Refugee Council challenged the teens to imagine what it is like to have only minutes to pack before fleeing home forever.   They also learned what […]

Posted on: 22 September 2011

Immigration and asylum groups highlight urgent need for an independent appeals system

  Saturday, 19 February 2011: Mr. Justice Blake, President of the Upper Tribunal of the Asylum and Immigration Chamber in the UK will outline the development of the UK’s 2-tier system dealing with both immigration and asylum decisions as part of an effective remedy in immigration and asylum law at a seminar hosted jointly by […]

Posted on: 22 September 2011

Irish Refugee Council welcomes commitments on reform

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) welcomes commitments in both Fine Gael’s and the Labour Party’s manifestos to a reform of asylum and immigration laws, including an independent immigration appeals mechanism.  Sue Conlan, Chief Executive of the IRC, says: “Reform of the asylum and immigration laws is long overdue in Ireland and […]

Posted on: 22 September 2011

Separated Children given a voice in new report on protection by the Irish Refugee Council

 Tuesday, 1 February 2011: Separated children and guardians voice their opinions in the Irish Refugee Council’s report, ‘Closing a Protection Gap’, which is being launched by Sophie Magennis, Head of Office at UNHCR.  The launch is taking place today (1/2/11) at 10.30 am in European Union House. Sophie Magennis, says: “Children who flee their homes […]

Posted on: 22 September 2011